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Collingswood SAT OCT 11

David Hodges

Collingswood SAT OCT 11

Hello, Vendors and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market!

This will make two weeks in a row the forecasters are calling for rain on a Market Saturday. Last week’s anticipated storm never materialized, so this forecast for showers doesn’t look so frightening. (Sad for the Book Festival, though; they only get one day a year to hold their event.)

Weather OCT 11


The plan is unusual for two reasons this week. 1) The Book Festival forces traffic patterns to change in the Borough, so the Guest Vendor area turns into a through-traffic street for the week. We’ve moved our Guest Vendors into the interior Market spaces on the “sunny side.” 2) AT Buzby is finished for the season, so their spaces have been absorbed by the Guests. Greg and Karen Hurley are back after one Saturday off. Eckert Farm is still on the plan this week, but for how long is uncertain.


Border Springs Farm Lamb, SOOM Foods Tahini, Green Aisle Grocery, John & Kira’s Chocolates, and Aurora Naturals Soap will take spaces on the “sunny side.”

LIVE MUSIC Collingswood favorites on both stages this week: on the west stage guitar-and-vocals master Sam Caruso; on the east stage, the dynamic duo She Hates Me.

BID VENDORS As always, Mike DiBartolo, not David Hodges, is your contact for all questions regarding BID participation at the Market. (609) 949-3424. However, since Mike will not attend the Market SAT OCT 04, David will be your go-to onsite contact.

GUEST ARTIST Not this week. We couldn’t guarantee the space in advance since the Book Festival layout made space availability uncertain. Eric Wolff will occupy the Guest Vendor Space 24 next week, SAT OCT 18.

NONPROFIT FUNDRAISER. We’re devoting two spaces to our furry and our human friends from the Animal Adoption Center of Lindenwold.

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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