Hello, Vendors, Artists, and Friends of the Market!
This Week SAT AUG 08
I’m starting to feel spoiled by the weather.
It sure looks like beautiful weather again for Saturday. Forecasts all look very good, including this one, which complies with my favorite prediction of all: DRY!
Site Plan for SAT AUG 08
Peach Pie Contest this week, SAT AUG 08
Pies arrive by 9am and the judging (by way of tasting!) takes place from 10am until the presentation of prizes. Follow the Entry Flags to the middle of the Market and follow your nose to space 22.
Last year’s celebration included a visit from peach royalty, Little Miss New Jersey Peach.
AUG 08 Guest Vendors
Some wonderful Guests join us this week
- Green-Ford will bring their exceptional heirloom berries from Pemberton.
- Collingswood’s own Constellation Collective will set up alongside Collingswood’s own Revolution Roasters.
- Market Day Canele takes a space in the Guest Vendor area
- alongside Weckerly’s Ice Cream and
- O Made Granola
Selena Braunstein (Creatively Obsessed) makes unique jewelry pieces from antique, vintage, and modern buttons. They’re pieces of “wearable history.”
Sam Caruso sends and receives the love on the West Stage this week.
Meanwhile, on the East Stage beneath the Music Tent, Monko will produce some rock and or roll, most likely not with purple hair . . . but who knows?
The Almost Home Shelter will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, continuing to register dogs that haven’t yet bought their official Market Leash Permits.
Perennial favorites, DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone Restaurant, Cheese Etc, and Sara’s Produce will all attend. We’ll also have a visit from Collingswood Music.
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.
Next Week SAT AUG 15
—Craft Fair AUG 15
SAT AUG 15 is the annual Collingswood event: The Craft and Fine Arts Festival on Haddon Avenue. This changes traffic patterns in town and means we lose our Guest Vendor area to vehicle traffic.
—Pet Adoptathon AUG 15
Also SAT AUG 15, for the first time, FIVE Animal welfare agencies, shelters, and an animal hospital will take over the West End (vacated by Treehouse for their vacation). Come by to see the adoptable animals, pick up some training tips, and make a donation to the cause.
Small Bills and a Bathroom Key
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. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have a key to Perkins Art Center, a Market sponsor, the primary benefit of which, for our vendors is INDOOR PLUMBING!
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. 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