Collingswood SAT OCT 25
Hello, Vendors and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market!
Sunny again and thank goodness since the temperatures will be brisk. Winds are light to start the day, picking up a little as we move toward noon. Bring out your weights or tie-downs to secure those tents. Last week got a little gusty.
ANNUAL VENDOR APPRECIATION LUNCH
Mark and Lydia will be our hosts for lunch again this year at Tortilla Press immediately following the close of our Market. The restaurant is located right in the middle of town, at the corner with the traffic light at Haddon Avenue and Collings Avenue. David will be handing out “tickets” to keep track of the head count, but the event is of course FREE to all vendors and Market guests. The restaurant is BYOB in case you’re ready to start your weekend at the lunch hour.
SITE MAP FOR SAT OCT 25.
Hurley’s Landscape Nursery is finished for the season and won’t attend this week. So is Les Viereck who will also not be here. Both have opened up space inside the Market. Linda Sikking will move into the Hurley spaces to finish out her season this Saturday. Stop by to bid her farewell until next May. I’ve moved Clam Daddy’s from the “busy” section of the north side. They’ll finish out their season in the “teens” spaces once the artists and crafters arrive next SAT NOV 01.
Border Springs Farm Lamb, Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Wood Spoon Rice Pudding, John & Kira’s Chocolates, and SOOM Foods will fill out a beautifully diverse Guest Vendor area. Green Aisle Grocery will take a spot inside the Market. Neil’s Sharpening Service will take his usual monthly spot. And finally, Windy Farm will bring their furry alpacas to the west end.
LIVE MUSIC The always popular Dave Kelly will command the west stage this week. To the east, we’ll be hosting a second installment this season of the highly entertaining White Family Reunion Band (featuring Grays and Whites and a guest mandolin).
BID VENDORS As always, Mike DiBartolo, not David Hodges, is your contact for all questions regarding BID participation at the Market. (609) 949-3424. firstname.lastname@example.org. However, since Mike will not attend the Market SAT OCT 04, David will be your go-to onsite contact.
GUEST ARTIST Nicole Meyers will bring her Woodstream Dream to the Guest Artist Space 24.
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