Welcome back to South Jersey’s favorite Farmers’ Market! We’re as excited as you to be back for another wonderful season (maybe more so!).
Ribbon-cutting will occur promptly at 8AM! Mike DiBartolo of DiBartolo Bakery will be providing yummy treats.
SITE PLAN CHANGES
We’ve added an entrance to the Market along the north side (the sunny side) and relocated our volunteer tent (Friends of the Farmers’ Market—FOFM), the Veggie Valet tent, and the other weekly Market Activities venues (Sponsor, Nonprofit Fundraiser, and Artist of the Week) to the new Market Headquarters, spaces 21-26.
Look for the spiffy new blue-top tents with bold tomato graphics near the festive balloon arch where space 23 would be if there were still a space 23.
Savoie Organic graciously accepted a relocation over the winter and will take up their new location in spaces 68 and 69, beneath the Speedline alongside the south entrance pedestrian walkway.
Cymron Cottage is also not where you might expect them. They’re in a familiar spot though: at the west end of the Market where the corn truck parks during corn season. Visit them for spring perennials and beautiful landscaping plants.
Davidson Mushrooms will be found much nearer the center of the Market.
Far Wind Farm’s pastured eggs have jumped across the new north entrance to take their place in space 16.
We’re grateful to all our vendors for their flexibility when site plan changes force us to make relocations.
NEW HEAD VOLUNTEER—TRICIA BURROUGH
After years of tireless service, Anne O’Donnell (now Anne Vogelmann) will no longer serve as the go-to Volunteer in Charge of the Friends of the Farmers’ Market, a job she did beautifully with the help of long-time volunteer scheduler Anne Carroll. This year both the Annes will be spending their Saturday mornings pursuing other parts of their busy lives, perhaps shopping at the Farmers’ Market (we can hope!).
In their place, Tricia Burrough has already begun the job of herding the many thoughtful volunteers who staff the FOFM tent, sell Market merchandise, run the Veggie Valet, and provide a sense of order and calm in a busy atmosphere. Seek her out this week and thank her in advance for the work she’ll do this season.
New Guest Vendor Border Springs Farm will bring fresh or frozen lamb cuts for the first time in Collingswood. Revolution Roasters, who debuted last year as BID vendors, return this year in space 20 with their freshly roasted beans and cold-brew iced coffee.
RETURNING AS GUESTS
Market Day Canele
Green Aisle Grocery
Dee Dee’s Garden Pesto
Fruitwood Farms’ crops are delayed for another week. They will return to their customary spaces near the west entrance next SAT MAY 10.
MUSIC ON TWO STAGES
Annual favorites Trio Nova Duo will christen the New Season on the East Stage, while to the West, market veteran Sam Caruso will keep things lively at his end.
NONPROFITS AND FUNDRAISERS
A walker in the upcoming Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk will be looking for sponsors in space 24. Space 25 is still available for a Market Sponsor appearance.
The annual Mayfair will be with us before we know it! SAT MAY 24, we’ll be reorganizing ourselves along Irvin Avenue as we have since the Market began long, long ago.
Vendors who accept credit cards are identified on the site plan by cc. Please let me know if you’ve decided to accept credit payments this year. I’ll note so on the next plan.
Mike DiBartolo, not David Hodges, is your contact for all questions regarding your appearance. Mike DiBartolo, firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 949-3424.
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 have to move your location any given week. Thank you.