Hello, Vendors and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market!
JUST PEACHY WEEK
Everything’s coming up peaches! We’ve got chefs coming to do demonstrations of their favorite peach recipes. We’ve got local bakers bringing their best peach pies for the Pie Baking Contest. Check out both events at Market Headquarters (see site plan).
The current forecast is pretty awful. Cool, yes, but wickedly humid with the very high chance of rain, even morning thunderstorms. We’ve been lucky for years, so maybe we’ll be lucky again. But be prepared.
COUNTING THE CROWD, all 4,077 of them!
We counted! A team of five (Joe Mick, Isobella Cerceo, Shirley Cotrotsos, Sean Garrity, and his girlfriend Cat) scanned the entrances last week, (SAT JUL 26) and the final tally was pretty impressive for a day interrupted by a shower.
VENDOR PARKING PERMITS It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS!
Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.
SITE MAP FOR SAT AUG 02 Here’s the Site Map. Notice the Peach activities at Market Headquarters. (And the Big Latch On in the Guest Vendor space at 10:30)GUEST VENDORS Five favorites this week: Green Aisle Grocery, Market Day Canele, Sweet Freedom Bakery, Green Ford Farm’s blueberries, and Weckerly’s Ice Cream.
LIVE MUSIC Two beloved acts play our stages this week: Trio Nova (maybe just the Duo) on the west stage; and on the east, the long-anticipated return of last year’s surprise: The White Family Band
BID VENDORS As always, Mike DiBartolo, not David Hodges, is your contact for all questions regarding BID participation at the Market. (609) 949-3424. email@example.com.
MARKET ACTIVITY SPACES
Jennifer Prasad of Marlton makes cushion covers using fun and functional fabrics. She calls her business Canary Works on Etsy. Peach events have taken over the Market Headquarters spaces, so Jennifer will set up in the Guest Vendor area.
Free Block Party! Fellowship Community Church will set up in the Guest Vendor area to promote their Free Block Party SUN AUG 03.
The Big Latch On. It’s an international event we’re playing catch-up to participate in. We have no way to know how many local mamas will appear to breastfeed their babies at 10:30, but we’ve put them on the site plan so they know they’re welcome! Tricia Burrough has created a Facebook page for the event.
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.
David HodgesMarket Director Collingswood Farmers’ Market 856 854-8385 Home Office 856 979-6653 Cell Phone on Market Day