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Collingswood SAT OCT 18

David Hodges

Collingswood SAT OCT 18

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

At last the weather forecast is filled with sunny graphics! Temperatures will be much cooler than recent weeks, but falling humidity and 0% chance of rain sounds pretty delightful after the last two weeks. Hello sun!

Weather OCT 18


Looks like perfect weather for our favorite annual event: Pie Baking Contest! We have a table-full of contestants lined up to present their baked creations (and a full roster of judges eager to taste them!). Stop by at 10am to see the judicious tasting.

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The plan is back to normal following last week’s Book Festival disruption. Guest vendors return to their customary spots, including the popular live alpacas from Windy Farm. If Eckerts’ season is over and the corn truck doesn’t return, we’ll probably relocate the alpacas to the “top of the plan,” at the west entrance. Otherwise, here’s how things will look.

OCT 18


Border Springs Farm Lamb, Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Market Day Canele, Wood Spoon Rice Pudding, MECHA Chocolates will fill out a beautifully diverse Guest Vendor area.

LIVE MUSIC Collingswood favorites on both stages this week: on the west stage guitar-and-vocals master John Rossi; on the east stage, the always popular Dave Kelly. 

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 Eric Wolff will fill the Guest Vendor Space with the extraordinary collection of ceramic creations he calls Mud and Fire.


FOOD PANTRY (LOURDES AND OAKLYN). Our Market Sponsor Lourdes Wellness once again hosts the fine folks of the Oaklyn Food Pantry for a Buy 2 Give 1 food drive to benefit our food-vulnerable neighbors. Encourage your customers to pick up an extra cauliflower or a quart of beans to donate to the hungry.


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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