SAT MAY 09
Hello, Vendors, Artists, and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market! Last week was our best-attended Grand Opening ever. Looks as if we have another beautiful day ahead of us for Week 2.
Cloudy but seasonably warm, temperature rising to the mid 70s by noon. Very light winds.
Site Plan for SAT MAY 09
Two Guests, MECHA Chocolates and Wood Spoon Rice Pudding will take spots inside the Market. John and Kira’s Chocolate will shelter in the space below the PATCO Speedline.
Anita DiPietro is our Featured Artist of the Week. Anita creates mixed metal, gemstone, and fossil artisan jewelry. Here’s her latest work.
Trio Nova Duo plays the West Stage, and Sam Caruso will be the first music act in our new official Market Music Tent, sponsored by Collingswood Music.
Pottery Seconds at Perkins
Sometimes you have to wait all summer for this! SAT MAY 09, Perkins will set up on the brick apron in front of their building to sell pottery its artists consider not quite perfect. Prices are wonderful.
Dog Behavior Policy
Starting Opening Day, we will roll out a Dog Behavior and Permitting program designed to encourage good pet and owner behavior and eliminate troublesome animals. Every dog in the Market will be required to register and agree to comply with the Behavior Guidelines. Registered dogs will use the hot yellow 4-foot Market Permit Leash, making them easily identifiable. Dogs that misbehave will surrender their leashes.
SAT MAY 09, Almost Home Shelter will staff our Dog Tent.
David Hodges and the Collingswood Special Police will enforce the Guidelines, lightly at first, but increasingly strenuously throughout the month of May. By the first Saturday in June, we hope all dogs in the Market will be registered.
If good dog behavior is important to you, you’ll comply beginning in June with the No Permit, No Purchase policy, declining to serve customers who don’t choose to cooperate with the Permitting and Behavior Guidelines.
Perennial favorites, DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone Restaurant, and Sara’s Produce will all attend. Mike DiBartolo of DiBartolo Bakery is your contact for all questions regarding BID participation at the Market. (609) 949-3424 cell for voice or text.
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
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Cell Phone for Market Saturdays (856) 979-6653