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Collingswood SAT NOV 01

David Hodges

Collingswood Site Details SAT NOV 01

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

Superstorm Sandy hit exactly two years ago, so we know what this time of year can bring. For this week, let’s just say the weather forecast could be a lot better. Of course the 70% chance of light rain during the setup hours is worrisome. Worse though are those projected 14-18 mph winds, which can be a lot more disruptive than precipitation. Here’s the 7am view. That red spot camped off the Delaware coast is churning up our area.

7am Weather NOV 01

These will be mandatory this Saturday. Gusts can upend unweighted tents creating serious hazards.

Weather NOV 01

SAT NOV 01 is the first of four Saturdays in November we will celebrate the Handmade Holidays with our guest artists, crafters, artisans, photographers, jewelers, potters, ceramicists, clothing designers, woodworkers . . . .

Check out Tammy Riley’s charming rendering of our “logo”:

Tammy Riley Logo 2

Look for our Handmade Holidays guests in the site plan
marked with red numbers indicating what weeks they will attend. For example, Tammy Riley Ginkgo Girls will occupy space 31 all four weeks of the program (123&4), corresponding to NOV 01, NOV 08, NOV 15, NOV 22. This week, we’ll host 13 new art and craft vendors. By the end of the month, we’ll be finding space for 20.

In advance reaction to weather that may occur, several vendors have made changes that alter our site plan for tomorrow SAT NOV 01. Van Dyk Flowers will not attend. Hymer’s Farm will not attend. Schober Orchards will re-locate to the south or “PATCO side” of the Market. Four crafters will re-locate slightly but remain below the PATCO speedline. We will also absorb the Collingswood BID vendors into the Market proper so that the Market will be less long on the North Side. All those changes are reflected in the revised Site Map below.

New Site Map as of Noon FRI OCT 31

Plenty of Guest Vendors this week too. Border Springs Farm Lamb, Weckerly’s Ice Cream, and John & Kira’s Chocolates take familiar spaces in the Guest Vendor area. Rich’s Micro Roast will be near the middle of the Market (space 16) roasting fresh beans to your specifications. At the west end of the Market Wood Spoon Rice Pudding and SOOM Foods will fill out the Collingswood BID vendor spaces. Green Aisle Grocery will take a spot inside the Market (space 84). And finally, live alpacas will take the week off and return SAT NOV 08 for the rest of the season.

The always popular Dave Kelly will command the east stage this week (weather permitting).

Now that Mike DiBartolo and DiBartolo Bakery will not be in attendance, David Hodges is your contact for all questions regarding BID participation at the Market. (856) 979-6653 cell for voice or text.

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.

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 for voice or text]

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