Hello, Vendors, Artists, Food Artisans, and Friends of the Market!
This Week SAT AUG 29
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 29
We’ve kept the Guest Vendor roster light this week since David Hodges will not be at the Market to see to special needs. We do, however, have some regular Guests in attendance.
- NEIL’S SHARPENING SERVICE will take up his usual spot beneath the Speedline on Irvin Avenue.
- DEE DEE’S GARDEN will serve up their signature pestos from the same location.
- Local food producers The CONSTELLATION COLLECTIVE will surprise everyone with new offerings (and old favorites) alongside the Revolution Roasters.
- WOOD SPOON RICE PUDDING will set up inside the Market between DanLynn and Schober.
Virginia (Ginny) Bernier runs the company she calls Le Vin et La Mer. She creates wine cork (le vin) and sea shell (la mer) creations: cork wreaths, bulletin boards, initials/letters and critters, shell wreaths, angels, mirrors, frames, and trees.
Back despite popular demand (Just kidding) John will pick, sing, and strum on the West Stage this week.
Dave will bring his familiar collection of stringed things to the Music Tent.
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.
No Market Director this week
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.
Green Paint Stripes
On the “sunny side,” where spaces are not always fixed, I have painted a few important stripes with green spray paint to mark the limits of some larger vendors.
There are stripes to mark the ends of Springdale Farms, AT Buzby, Rick Hymer, DanLynn Organic, and Schober Orchards. Everyone else should be able to figure out your locations based on the positions those early arrivers take up.
Joe Williams (who helps out with our Dog Leash Program and who sets up and knocks down the Market tents) will be on the site with site plans to help resolve any confusion.
Not This Week
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.
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