Hello, Vendors, Artists, Food Artisans, and Friends of the Market!
This Week SAT AUG 15
Looks like another weather beauty!
DRY (literally a 0% chance of precipitation), with temperatures climbing to the mid-80s. Check out this perfect forecast.
Site Plan for SAT AUG 15
Multi-Agency Animal Adoptathon
This week, SAT AUG 15
This week, 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, drop off some shelter supplies, kiss a pooch, have your pet microchipped, and make a donation to the cause.
AUG 15 Guest Vendors
The Craft and Fine Arts Festival takes over Haddon Avenue this weekend, so we lose the Guest Vendor area on Irvin Avenue. As a result, we have few Guest Vendors this Saturday, but they’re beauties.
- WOOD SPOON will bring their by now famous Rice Pudding (and other new delights)
- RED FOX GOURMET will be back to re-stock your artisan snack food needs
- Local food producer Charles Koory will debut his notorious CREPE CART for a two-week trial.
Karla Heartsfield (Howard Heartsfield Studio/Gallery) is a Fiber Artist specializing in Handcrafted Clothing & Accessories with a loving eye towards the environment. Her work “is a combination of Fashion & Art. The Style is best described as Organic, Tribal, Textural, and Handcrafted.” Customers describe her work as Comfortable, Easy, and Affordable.
John will pick, sing, and strum on the West Stage this week.
Meanwhile, on the East Stage beneath the Music Tent, a brand new act, Ricardo Tumbao, will perform. I don’t have a picture of him yet, but I’ll be sure to get one on Saturday. It’s even possible his name is not Tumbao, since that’s the word for music with a particular Cuban rhythm. Let’s just say we need to get acquainted.
New Jersey Aid for Animals will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, but that particular duty is overshadowed by their participation in the Adoptathon. They will, however, be available to provide Market Permit Leashes to pet owners who haven’t yet legitimized their dogs.
Two BID spaces have been taken over by the Adoptathon. The other four will be occupied by perennial favorites, DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone Restaurant, Cheese Etc, and Sara’s Produce.
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 22
—Back to Full Strength
SAT AUG 22, there’s no big downtown Collingswood event, so we’ll have our usual Guest Vendor spaces available for ice cream, granola and delectables from the Constellation Collective.
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
Nice work, Dave!