Hello, Vendors, Artists, Food Artisans, and Friends of the Market!
This Week SAT AUG 22
Spectacular summer weather!
DRY (literally a 0% chance of precipitation), with temperatures climbing from the high-60s to the mid-80s. Lower humidity too this week. Check out this perfect forecast.
Site Plan for SAT AUG 22
AUG 22 Guest Vendors
We’re back to our regular layout now that the Art Festival is behind us, so we have Guest Vendors at the east entrance near Perkins, and four others in other locations.
- WECKERLY’S ICE CREAM will bring their latest seasonal flavors and old favorites.
- O MADE GRANOLA returns for another rare appearance, so stock up.
- Local food producer Charles Koory return with his CREPE CART to the “Treehouse” space.
- RICH’S MICRO ROAST will set up his roaster alongside the Crepe Cart to provide us a bit of that cafe magic at the west end. Come buy for a custom roast.
Joy Manning and Samantha Bednarek call themselves League Street Press. This week, they’ll bring their Foodie-Themed Notecards that feature their watercolor paintings and original recipes.
Sam will pick, sing, and strum on the West Stage this week. He also magically backs himself up with harmonizing vocals. You’ve got to hear it to believe it.
Kevin will bring his uniqueness and considerable skill to the Music Tent this week, though most likely with less makeup than pictured below. Accompanying musicians are a strong possibility.
4 PAWS RESCUE OF NEW JERSEY will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, to provide Market Permit Leashes to pet owners who haven’t yet legitimized their dogs.
Familiar participants include 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 29
—No Market Director
David Hodges will take his one-Saturday vacation next week. He’ll be traveling in Hungary and Czechoslovakia for a week and will miss the SAT AUG 29 Market. This Saturday, we’ll do our best to set your location for the week he’ll be away so there will be no confusion during his absence.
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.
David Hodges Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Cell Phone (856) 979-6653