SAT MAY 16
Hello, Vendors, Artists, and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market! Our season is off to a wonderful start. This week we may have our first weather challenge.
Starts out scary. The forecast is for rain overnight Friday into Saturday. It could be a wet setup, but is expected to clear as the Market day continues. Will be humid though, even when it’s dry. (OR . . . the whole thing could miss us completely. :))
Site Plan for SAT MAY 16
Two Guests, Green Aisle Grocery, Market Day Canele, and Constellation Collective will take spots inside the Market. SOOM Foods and Weckerly’s Ice Cream will take familiar spaces in the Guest Vendor area. And Windy Farm will be bringing their live alpacas.
Jill Hawes is our Artist of the Week for SAT MAY 16. Jill creates custom wearable art that will change the way you think about tie dye! Each piece is creatively unique and made with love. Check out her facebook page, and then come see her stuff in person, in Space 27.
Link to Jill Hawes’s facebook page
John Rossi plays the West Stage, and Dave Kelly will be the second music act to grace our new official Market Music Tent, sponsored by Collingswood Music.
Buy 2, Give 1
Lourdes Health Center and the Oaklyn Food Pantry will team up again this week to collect food donations for our food-insecure neighbors in nearby towns. Please consider buying a little extra to donate to the cause.
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 16, Camden County Animal 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. We’ll also host representatives from Collingswood Music and Red Dog Glass Designs. 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