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Site Plans for Handmade Holidays 2015

David Hodges

Hello, Vendors, Artists, Crafters, Food Artisans, and Friends of the Market!

All 3 November Handmade Holidays

Welcome Artists and Crafters. We’re delighted to host you for the 2015 Handmade Holidays event at the Collingswood Farmers’ Market.

Whether you’re a Market veteran or a Market rookie, these instructions will help insure a smooth arrival and setup during what can be a hectic hour. You’ll be moving into a Market that is already well established, joining dozens of vendors with their own customary locations, setup procedures, and traffic patterns. Do not assume that you can arrive when you like and drive into the Market to set up. Take it easy, stay aware, and remember you are a guest.

Study your location

  • Further down this post you will find the site plans for all four November Saturdays.
  • Study the plans for all the Saturdays you’ve scheduled.
  • We’ve done our best to avoid bouncing you around.
  • Except for this first, weather-altered week, you should be in the same location, but check.
Arrive very early

  • The first farm vendors arrive at 6am. You are welcome to arrive with them.
  • Arrive no later than 7am. You need to be ready to sell at 8am.
  • David will be on site wearing red sweatshirt and/or jacket and a Market cap.
  • You may text David to let him know you’ve arrived.
  • Text, don’t call, (856) 979-6653

If you’re on the “Speedline side” of the Market (spaces 50-89)

  • STOP
  • Stop at the west entrance to the Market.
  • DO NOT proceed directly to your space and put up a tent.
  • David will guide you to your space when the traffic permits.
  • You will have at most 15 minutes to unload your gear and remove your vehicle from the Market.

If you’re on the North side of the Market (spaces 1-49)

  • DO NOT drive into the Market at all.
  • You’ll park briefly alongside the parking meters on the north side to unload.

Don’t command a valuable parking space that shoppers can turn over a dozen times.

  • David will have Vendor Parking Passes for you
  • Park in the Lumberyard Garage for free
  • Saving spaces for shoppers means more of them will visit your tent and table.

Have the latest plan with you

  • This blog is easy to bring on your smartphone.
  • The site plan is subject to change.
  • The latest version is always live at the blog.
  • If you bring a printed copy of your plan, it might not be current.
Carry my number

  • Don’t be late, but text ahead if you’re going to be late.
  • (856) 979-6653.
  • If you must call instead of texting, please remember, when I answer, I will be busy with someone who’s on time.
  • Remain patient.

Drive the right direction

  • Traffic is ONE WAY, west to east.
  • The top of the site plan is the entrance.
  • Spaces 50-89 wait for David to escort your car.
  • Spaces 1-49 do not drive into the Market.
  • Spaces 1-49 load from the “parking meter” side of the space

Look for the chalk

  • Market space numbers are marked with chalk on the pavement.
  • Market spaces are parking space dimensions, 10 feet wide by 16 feet deep.
  • Lines are drawn diagonally, but your spaces are square.
Bring your own tables and tents

  • The Market provides space only.
  • Bring your own tables and tents.
  • November can be windy; tents require weights for safety.
  • Plan your displays so that your products don’t fall or blow away.

Unload quickly

  • The “drive” down the middle gets very congested.
  • At most, you have 15 minutes to unload.
  • Stay to the side to permit others to pass.
  • Don’t even think about parking your vehicle in your space.
  • Get a free Vendor Parking Pass from David.
  • If you take a prime parking spot for four hours, customers can’t use it.

Be a good neighbor

  • The Market is a wonderful community of vendors who cooperate.

 Weather forecast for Saturday NOV 07.

Cloudy, low 60s, only a slight chance of showers. Insignificant winds forecast, but bring your tent weights anyway. November is hard to predict.

Site Plan for SAT NOV 07

Please be sure you’re looking at the right site plan. There are three on this page, one for each of the 3 Handmade Holidays Saturdays.

NOV 07 Space

Site Plan for SAT NOV 14

Please be sure you’re looking at the right site plan. There are three on this page, one for each of the 3 Handmade Holidays Saturdays.

NOV 14 SpaceSite Plan for SAT NOV 21

Please be sure you’re looking at the right site plan. There are three on this page, one for each of the 3 Handmade Holidays Saturdays.

NOV 21 Space

Live Music SAT NOV 07


Dog Tent


Joe Williams will be on hand to sell Market Permit leashes this week. We are still attempting to find a replacement shelter or animal welfare agency to substitute for an emergency cancellation.

BID Vendors

Perennial favorites Villa Barone, Cheese Etc., and Sara’s Produce will attend.

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! Man holding tiny dollar bills

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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

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