Hello, Vendors, Artists, Food Artisans, and Friends of the Market!
This Week SAT OCT 17
Weather forecast for Saturday.
Chilly but dry and sunny. Not bad at all for the middle of October.
Site Plan for SAT OCT 17
- WECKERLY’S ICE CREAM takes a familiar space between Schober Orchards and DanLynn Organic Farm.
- GARDEN STATE JERSEY FRESH JUICE, MECHA CHOCOLATE, and WOOD SPOON RICE PUDDING all find spaces in the Market vacated by the early departure of A.T. Buzby Farm.
- Collingswood’s own CHARLIE KOORY’S CREPE CART will be back alongside another Collingswood staple, Revolution Roasters.
- MARKET DAY CANELE will share the Guest Vendor area with two 2015 additions who exemplify the spirit of our Market, buying their ingredients from our own Farm Vendors, CHARLES KOORY’S CREPE CART, and GARDEN STATE JERSEY FRESH JUICE.
- The early departure of AT Buzby and Hurley’s Landscaping have created space within the Market, so all our guest vendors will find space in the “center” spaces. We will not need an additional Guest Vendor Section this week.
Guest Artist Jeanne Whitehead Fiber Art
Jeanne Whitehead calls herself “Out of the Flock, LLC.”
She makes simple, well-made fiber arts and crocheted goods ranging from scarves to household items such as cotton towels, dish cloths, and scrubbies. I’ll have to get some pictures of her setup for our facebook and Marketeer files. Check her out in the Guest Artist space.
SAM CARUSO WEST STAGE
TRIO NOVA DUO EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT
CAMDEN COUNTY 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.
Perennial favorites DiBartolo Bakery, 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.