Hello, Vendors, Artists, Food Artisans, and Friends of the Market!
This Week SAT OCT 31
Weather forecast for Saturday.
It’s gonna be chilly but sunny and DRY. Plus the breeze will be light, so we won’t suffer any wind chill.
Site Plan for SAT OCT 31
OCT 31 Guest Vendors
- CHARLIE’S CREPES takes a familiar space between Schober Orchards and DanLynn Organic Farm.
- WECKERLY’S ICE CREAM, and GARDEN STATE JERSEY FRESH JUICE find spaces in the Market vacated by the early departure of A.T. Buzby Farm.
- NEIL’S KNIFE SHARPENING SERVICE will set up in the middle of the Market, in the spaces vacated by Viereck Farm.
- A brand new company, ORIGIN ALMOND MILK, will debut this week between the Guest Artist and DanLynn Organic Farm.
- 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 Steven Silvasy (Jawnprints)
Steven makes digital watercolor prints in Philadelphia. He’ll be releasing a Collingswood series of what he calls Jawn Prints for his first appearance at the Market.
THE UNSTOPPABLE HACKBEATS EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT
NEW JERSEY AID FOR ANIMALS will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, to provide Market Permit Leashes to pet owners who haven’t yet legitimized their dogs. Alongside NJAFA will be the Mount Laurel Animal Hospital. Together, the two agencies will host a Halloween Pet Costume Contest. Should be a howl and a hoot.
Perennial favorites DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone, Cheese Etc., and Sara’s Produce will attend. This will be the final week this season for the BID Vendor area.
Starting SAT NOV 07, most of the spaces will be devoted to artists and artisans for the November Handmade Holidays program.
NEW BID VENDOR
THE SQUARE MEAL, serving simple foods using responsible and locally sourced ingredients, will appear for the first time at this week’s Market.
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.