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Collingswood SAT AUG 16

David Hodges

Collingswood SAT AUG 16

Hello, Vendors and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market!
This week in Collingswood, Haddon Avenue is SHUT DOWN during Market hours for the big annual Crafts and Fine Art festival. Consider using Atlantic Avenue (just below the Speedline) to enter and exit the Market if you usually drive Haddon Avenue. The festival also means the Borough needs Irvin Avenue for through traffic, so Guest Vendors have been absorbed into the internal Market spaces.
The current forecast is delightful. Temperatures will top out in the 70s during the Market, on the way to a high of 83 for the day. Sunny but cool, with decreasing humidity. Let’s have another one!

Here’s the Site Map. Note that there is no Guest Vendor area at the bottom. Irvin Avenue will be used for through traffic. Guest vendors and nonprofit fundraisers are positioned in internal Market spaces (85-89) (17-19) this week.
Popular guest vendors Dee Dee’s Garden (pesto) and John & Kira’s (chocolate) will set up in spaces 18 and 17.
Brand new vendors Rich’s Micro Roast (roasting coffee beans on the premises; no beverage service) and Aurora Naturals (soap) will set up in spaces 86 and 87, where Treehouse Cafe usually sets up. Treehouse takes its 2-week vacation every August.
LIVE MUSIC Two beloved acts play our stages this week: Dave Kelly on the west stage, Kevin Monko on the east.
BID VENDORS As always, Mike DiBartolo, not David Hodges, is your contact for all questions regarding BID participation at the Market. (609) 949-3424.
Evelyn Taylor Bonner brings her artistic sensibility and her extraordinary ceramics to the Guest Artist space. Photo to come.
Market Sponsor Lourdes Wellness Center teams up again this week with Oaklyn Food Pantry to collect food donations for our food-insecure neighbors. Encourage your customers to Buy 2 Give 1 at space 20 at Market Headquarters. Photo to come.
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.

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 Hodges Market Director Collingswood Farmers’ Market 856 854-8385 Home Office 856 979-6653 Cell Phone on Market Day

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