Hello, Vendors, Artists, and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market! Hello sweet corn, field tomatoes, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries!
Looks like a beauty. Ordinary humidity for the season with little chance of rain until . . . well, it gets a little chancy around noon. Temperatures in the mid 70s. Light winds.
Site Plan for SAT JUN 20
Three Guests, Wood Spoon Rice Pudding, Brookeberry Farm, and Weckerly’s Ice Cream, will take spots inside the Market. The Brand new Red Fox Gourmet will bring “artisan snacks” to the Guest Vendor area, where we’ll also host MECHA Chocolates beneath the shade of the Speedline. BERRIES COMING In addition to the Jersey Fresh organic raspberries and blackberries from Brookeberry Farm, we’ll also host Green-Ford Farm with their popular local blueberries from Pemberton.
Evelyn Bonner has been working hard to produce a wide variety of succulent planters for our Market this week. Her name has changed since last year, but her business is still Evelyn Taylor Designs. Look for her in the customary Guest Artist Space 27.
Trio Nova Duo is back again this week, at the West Stage, in the shelter of the Speedline. Meanwhile John Rossi will command the official Market Music Tent, sponsored by Collingswood Music.
Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day.
The Camden County Animal Shelter will staff the new Dog Tent for us this week, continuing to register dogs that haven’t yet bought their official Market Leash Permits.
Vendors Please Enforce: “No Permit, No Purchase”
This won’t be easy, but it’s necessary. If good dog behavior is important to you, you’ll comply 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. David Hodges will distribute a small batch of Dog Behavior Guidelines to all vendors for distribution to anyone who appears at your table attempting to make purchases with a non-permitted dog.
Perennial favorites, DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone Restaurant, Cheese Etc., and Sara’s Produce will all attend. No others have reserved BID spaces. 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 email@example.com