As I told you earlier, I have created this blog to communicate with you more directly and to eliminate email attachments. You may visit it at any time, but particularly after midnight on Thursdays to see the weekly notes and the site plan.
At the east end of the Market, this week’s extraordinary guests are:
Market Day Canele
Green Aisle Grocery
Another 2013 innovation, each week we’ll host just one crafter or local artist selling self-produced work. The program is organized by Market favorite Aimee Eckert. This week’s Featured Artist is Sylvia Starlight Toys.
Attention all BID Vendors:
Mike DiBartolo, not David Hodges, is your contact for all questions regarding your appearance. Mike DiBartolo, firstname.lastname@example.org (609) 949-3424,
Veggie Valet will be back this week in a space near the police station.
THE TABLECLOTH PROGRAM
David Hodges will have pre-cut tablecloth sections ($5 for a 4-foot length) to help you quickly and easily identify any produce you’ve purchased for resale. You may also request sections cut to specific lengths.
Green-and-white striped tablecloths will indicate produce you have purchased from a Jersey Fresh farm for resale.
Red-and-white striped tablecloths will indicate produce not grown in New Jersey.
FLEXIBLE SITE PLAN
Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I move your location any given week.
This news from Lisa Milideo, Assistant Marketing Director, Voorhees Town Center
Note this Saturday – June 1 – Radio Disney – Doc McStuffins Event – Sat, June 1, 10am-12Noon
Brought to VTC by Partnership w/ Nemours duPont Prediatrics
In conjunction with their Grand Opening down the street on Echelon Road
Doctors will hold “check-up” visits of children’s stuffed toys on Plaza.
An Emergency Vehicle will be on display for tours on plaza.
Radio Disney DJ will hold games and interact with the crowd
Radio Disney will have giveaways
Radio Disney stage/vehicle on center of plaza for display
This Disney Program is designed to teach children NOT to be afraid of Doctors/medical professionals.
Flyers promoting this event have been distributed and it has also been promoted on VTC FB/Twitter with 95 shares of the post.
Sweet Pea CSA required 20 feet to make room for their truck.
Those two small changes required moving some vendors.
Tomorrow I’ll review your space and vehicle needs with each of you so I can make wiser placement choices whenever possible.
The Thursday night email is reproduced below.
We have not been particularly lucky with weather so far this season, and this Saturday may feature a brief shower too, but overall, we’ll have partly sunny skies and mild temperatures for our third week of the season.
You may remember Woods Edge Wool Farm from last season. They’ll be back with us this week with woolen alpaca socks, rugs and other garments, honey from their hives, soaps, and yak—yes yak!—meat in the freezer, among other delectable edibles.
Brand New this year: Monroeville Winery will attend the Market every week Bellview does not . . . so we can always tell our customers fine Jersey wine is available for purchase and sampling!
Brand New this year: Sweet Pea CSA will bring pastured eggs and (eventually) fresh-slaughtered hens. This week though, they’ll have herbs and potted vegetables.
Brand New this year: Hank’s Hot Sauce, a Jersey original from “down the shore.”
David Hodges will visit the site very early Saturday morning again to mark the numbers and vendor initials of all spaces directly on the pavement in chalk.
He’ll also be onsite to visit with each of you after 9am.
As always, plan to arrive early to avoid trouble getting into your space and be kind to those who arrive after you’ve parked. We’ve done our best to stagger the vehicles so “in-market parking” will not be a problem.
Of course, it’s possible Market management may need to make ad hoc changes to the best-laid plans.
If we don’t already have your Certificate of Insurance, properly executed with the appropriate certificate holder and “other insured” list, please bring that document to the Market Saturday. Bring your fully executed contract with completed calendar of selected dates if you haven’t yet committed to specific Saturdays. David and Mike will team up to enforce paperwork and payment compliance to be fair to everyone. Email Kathi Hoelscher [HoelschK@preit.com] at the Voorhees Town Center office if you need further details.
Remember, no particular space is ever guaranteed.
We appreciate your flexibility in making the Market a big success for everyone.
David Hodges Vendor Coordinator Voorhees Town Center Farmers Market
856 854-8385 Home Office 856 979-6653 Cell Phone on Market Day
Hello, Vendors and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market!
Week 4 of our 2013 is the very different Mayfair Saturday.
The site plan is most unusual since we’re relocated to Irvin Avenue for just this one week each year. For most of you, this is no surprise; we’ve been through it many times before. For newcomers, the dislocation will be a bit traumatic.
VEHICLES ARE PROHIBITED
With very few exceptions (and you know who you are because we discussed the details on SAT MAY 18), vehicles cannot be driven or parked on Irvin Avenue this Saturday. The vast majority of you will park in the lot behind the Kitchen Associates building and unload by foot onto Irvin Avenue. If you haven’t been given a vehicle schedule, or if you don’t arrive on time, DO NOT TRY TO DRIVE ONTO IRVIN AVENUE.
SITE PLAN AND PAVEMENT CHALK
The Irvin Avenue Site Plan is attached.
In addition, David will be chalking the pavement squares with your initials to confirm which spaces you’ve been assigned.
Two guest vendors have elected to join us for this unusual week.
John & Kira’s Chocolates. This will be the second appearance at the Market for this popular Philadelphia chocolatier. John & Kira’s cancelled.
Hand and Paw Massage will be making their very first Market appearance of any season. Consider visiting with your agitated pet for a relaxing session.
Mike DiBartolo will attend with his groaning tables of baked goods. Sara’s Produce will join him near the intersection of Haddon Avenue. They will be the only representatives of our BID contingent this week. As always, Mike DiBartolo, not David Hodges, is your contact for all questions regarding BID participation at the Market. email@example.com (609) 949-3424,
VEGGIE VALET / NONPROFIT FUNDRAISER
There will be no Veggie Valet or dedicated Nonprofits spaces this week. Both will return SAT JUN 01.
FLEXIBLE SITE PLAN
This week especially I will need vendors to be flexible and understanding as you set up your spaces. There is “air” in the site plan, and spaces available to trade if for any reason the space you’ve been assigned seems inappropriate or inaccessible. I will be on the site from 6am until 8am to facilitate the load-in, after which I will depart. Remain calm and sell a lot of stuff.
David Hodges Market Director Collingswood Farmers’ Market
856 854-8385 Home Office
856 979-6653 Cell Phone on Market Day