Hello, Vendors, Artists, Food Artisans, and Friends of the Market!
This Week SAT OCT 03
Weather forecast for Saturday.
Chilly but not a hurricane. The rain that will fall overnight Friday into Saturday morning is not from Hurricane Joaquin. Neither are the 20mph winds. But they’ll combine to make the setup hours both wet and briskly breezy. According to this newest forecast, rain will stop just as the Market opens, making tents perhaps unnecessary. Those who opt for tents will certainly need to tie them down or weight them against the gusts.
Site Plan for SAT SEP 19
Haddon Avenue will be open and passable.
Without guests in our Guest Vendor area, Irvin Avenue (in front of Perkins) will be open to vehicle traffic (see site plan above).
OCT 03 Guest Vendors
- WECKERLY’S ICE CREAM takes a familiar space between Schober Orchards and DanLynn Organic Farm.
- Guest vendors were severely limited by the elimination of the Guest Vendor area to accommodate the traffic needs of the Collingswood Book Festival. That Festival may be relocated to the Middle School, but Irvin Avenue will remain open to vehicle traffic.
Blissed Out Mamas. Organic New Mother Products!
Lisa Broderick-Cohen is an internationally board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) who works for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and in private practice. That background, plus her education in art, design and herbalism, prompted her to create a line of products for new, postpartum and breastfeeding mothers. Her products are completely organic, vegan, and the only products to come to market designed by an IBCLC.
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.
Limited participation this week: perennial favorites Villa Barone, Cheese Etc., and Sara’s Produce will attend.
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.