Hello, Vendors, Artists, and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market! We’re back in our usual (and preferred) places this week.
Looks like a beauty. The forecast is excellent.
Site Plan for SAT MAY 30
Two Guests, Market Day Canele, and Weckerly’s Ice Cream will take spots inside the Market. John & Kira’s Chocolates, Dee Dee’s Garden, Neil’s Sharpening Service, and the brand new O Made Granola will take spaces in the Guest Vendor area.
Market favorite Tammy Riley (Ginkgo Girls) is our Artist of the Week for SAT MAY 30.
She’ll bring her trademark felted wool goodies, including the new Farmer’s Market Friends—fruits and veggies inspired by the Collingswood Farmer’s Market offerings! There will also be plenty of wine bags, Hedgies, and new toys including Bigfoot, Yeti, Nessie and Cthulhu. Visit her Etsy page for a sneak peek: https://www.etsy.com/shop/iFeltFanciful?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Sam Caruso plays the West Stage, and She Hates Me will command the new official Market Music Tent, sponsored by Collingswood Music.
New Jersey Aid for Animals will staff the new Dog Tent for us this week, continuing our rollout of the Dog Behavior Policy.
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.
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, Cheese Etc., and Sara’s Produce will all attend. We’ll also host representatives from Collingswood Music. Meredith Greimel (Beaucycled) will bring her cactus and succulent displays.
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