Hello, Vendors, Artists, Food Artisans, and Friends of the Market!
This Week SAT SEP 05
Spectacular late summer weather!
DRY (literally a 0% chance of precipitation at 10AM), with temperatures climbing from the high-60s to the low-80s by the end of the market. I bit humid when we open, but humidity eases as the temps climb. Wonderful Market weather.
Site Plan for SAT SEP 05
SEP 05 Guest Vendors
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.
- JOHN & KIRA’S CHOCOLATES makes a rare appearance this week as the temperatures ease. Find them beneath the Speedline.
- RICH’S MICROROAST is scheduled to appear as well, alongside the chocolate. Nice combination?
- Local food producers SOOM FOODS will take their space in the Guest Vendor area with sesame specialties.
- WECKERLY’S ICE CREAM will set up inside the Market between DanLynn and Schober.
- CREPE CART will set up inside the Market alongside Revolution Roasters. Another great combination?
Carol and Dave Leader’s Turned Treasures. (Turned on a lathe, that is. Mostly wooden objects both artistic and functional. Below are their popular bullet pens.)
This week will be the first ever appearance by a popular local artist we’ve never hosted. (I hope this is her; we haven’t met!)
Catch her act at the MUSIC TENT.
Dave will bring his familiar collection of stringed things to the West Stage.
THE ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER 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.
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 for Market Saturdays (856) 979-6653