Hello, Vendors, Artists, Food Artisans, and Friends of the Market!
This Week SAT SEP 19
Weather forecast for Saturday.
Low temperatures and impossibly high humidity during setup. Temps climb only to 80 during the Market, skies clear to sunny, and humidity gets much more bearable. All in all, a wonderful DRY Market day.
SEP 19 Guest Vendors
- CHARLES KOORY’S CREPE CART will return with fresh fillings produced from our own Collingswood Farmers’ Market fruits, vegetables, and BACON! Find them between DanLynn and Schober.
- JOHN & KIRA’S will be our locally-made Chocolate vendor for the week.
- WECKERLY’S ICE CREAM takes a familiar space in the Guest Vendor area, next to . . .
- SOOM FOODS with their hummus and other sesame specialties.
- Collingswood’s own CONSTELLATION COLLECTIVE brings baked specialties to the Revolution Roasters vicinity.
- Live animals return to the Market from WINDY FARM ALPACAS.
Katherine Cheetham Glass. Catherine Cheetham is best known for multilayered fused glass panels typically depicting trees, flowers and landscapes. She also makes flameworked pendants and ornaments along with fused ornaments, plates and bowls. Her work is perfect for wedding, office, birthday and holiday gifts.
This week we’ll host the alpaca from Windy Farm.
As they do once a month, our sponsors Lourdes Wellness will partner with the Oaklyn Food Pantry to collect fresh produce donations for our food-vulnerable neighbors.
CAMDEN COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER 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, Collingswood Music, 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.