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Collingswood SAT AUG 22

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


This Week SAT AUG 22

Spectacular summer weather!

DRY (literally a 0% chance of precipitation), with temperatures climbing from the high-60s to the mid-80s. Lower humidity too this week. Check out this perfect forecast.

WeatherSATAUG22

Site Plan for SAT AUG 22

AUG 22 Space

AUG 22 Guest Vendors

We’re back to our regular layout now that the Art Festival is behind us, so we have Guest Vendors at the east entrance near Perkins, and four others in other locations.

  • WECKERLY’S ICE CREAM will bring their latest seasonal flavors and old favorites.
  • O MADE GRANOLA returns for another rare appearance, so stock up.
  • Local food producer Charles Koory return with his CREPE CART to the “Treehouse” space.
  • RICH’S MICRO ROAST will set up his roaster alongside the Crepe Cart to provide us a bit of that cafe magic at the west end. Come buy for a custom roast.

Guest Artist

Joy Manning and Samantha Bednarek call themselves League Street Press. This week, they’ll bring their Foodie-Themed Notecards that feature their watercolor paintings and original recipes.

Notecards

https://www.facebook.com/leaguestreetpress

Live Music

SAM CARUSO

Sam will pick, sing, and strum on the West Stage this week. He also magically backs himself up with harmonizing vocals. You’ve got to hear it to believe it.

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KEVIN MONKO

Kevin will bring his uniqueness and considerable skill to the Music Tent this week, though most likely with less makeup than pictured below. Accompanying musicians are a strong possibility.

Monko

Dog Tent

4 PAWS RESCUE OF NEW JERSEY will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, to provide Market Permit Leashes to pet owners who haven’t yet legitimized their dogs.

BID Vendors

Familiar participants include perennial favorites, DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone Restaurant, 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.


Next Week SAT AUG 29

—No Market Director

David Hodges will take his one-Saturday vacation next week. He’ll be traveling in Hungary and Czechoslovakia for a week and will miss the SAT AUG 29 Market. This Saturday, we’ll do our best to set your location for the week he’ll be away so there will be no confusion during his absence.


Every Week

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. Dog 2UpVENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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.

Thank you. Market Director

David Hodges Market Director

Home Office (856) 854-8385

Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

Collingswood SAT AUG 15

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


This Week SAT AUG 15

Looks like another weather beauty!

DRY (literally a 0% chance of precipitation), with temperatures climbing to the mid-80s. Check out this perfect forecast.

WeatherSATAUG15

Site Plan for SAT AUG 15

AUG 15 FINAL

Multi-Agency Animal Adoptathon

This week, SAT AUG 15

This week, for the first time, FIVE Animal welfare agencies, shelters, and an animal hospital will take over the West End (vacated by Treehouse for their vacation). Come by to see the adoptable animals, pick up some training tips, drop off some shelter supplies, kiss a pooch, have your pet microchipped, and make a donation to the cause.

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AUG 15 Guest Vendors

The Craft and Fine Arts Festival takes over Haddon Avenue this weekend, so we lose the Guest Vendor area on Irvin Avenue. As a result, we have few Guest Vendors this Saturday, but they’re beauties.

  • WOOD SPOON will bring their by now famous Rice Pudding (and other new delights)
  • RED FOX GOURMET will be back to re-stock your artisan snack food needs
  • Local food producer Charles Koory will debut his notorious CREPE CART for a two-week trial.

Guest Artist

Karla Heartsfield (Howard Heartsfield Studio/Gallery) is a Fiber Artist specializing in Handcrafted Clothing & Accessories with a loving eye towards the environment. Her work “is a combination of Fashion & Art. The Style is best described as Organic, Tribal, Textural, and Handcrafted.” Customers describe her work as Comfortable, Easy, and Affordable.

http://www.phillyart2wear.etsy.com

Heartsfield

Live Music

JOHN ROSSI

John will pick, sing, and strum on the West Stage this week.

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RICARDO TUMBAO

Meanwhile, on the East Stage beneath the Music Tent, a brand new act, Ricardo Tumbao, will perform. I don’t have a picture of him yet, but I’ll be sure to get one on Saturday. It’s even possible his name is not Tumbao, since that’s the word for music with a particular Cuban rhythm. Let’s just say we need to get acquainted.

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Dog Tent

New Jersey Aid for Animals will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, but that particular duty is overshadowed by their participation in the Adoptathon. They will, however, be available to provide Market Permit Leashes to pet owners who haven’t yet legitimized their dogs.

BID Vendors

Two BID spaces have been taken over by the Adoptathon. The other four will be occupied by perennial favorites, DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone Restaurant, 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.


Next Week SAT AUG 22

—Back to Full Strength

SAT AUG 22, there’s no big downtown Collingswood event, so we’ll have our usual Guest Vendor spaces available for ice cream, granola and delectables from the Constellation Collective.


Every Week

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. Dog 2UpVENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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. Thank you. Market Director David Hodges Market Director Home Office (856) 854-8385

Collingswood SAT AUG 08

Hello, Vendors, Artists, and Friends of the Market!


This Week SAT AUG 08

I’m starting to feel spoiled by the weather.

It sure looks like beautiful weather again for Saturday. Forecasts all look very good, including this one, which complies with my favorite prediction of all: DRY!

WeatherAUG08

Site Plan for SAT AUG 08

AUG 08 SpacePeach Pie Contest this week, SAT AUG 08

Pies arrive by 9am and the judging (by way of tasting!) takes place from 10am until the presentation of prizes. Follow the Entry Flags to the middle of the Market and follow your nose to space 22.

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AUG 08 Guest Vendors

Some wonderful Guests join us this week

  • Green-Ford will bring their exceptional heirloom berries from Pemberton.
  • Collingswood’s own Constellation Collective will set up alongside Collingswood’s own Revolution Roasters.
  • Market Day Canele takes a space in the Guest Vendor area
  • alongside Weckerly’s Ice Cream and
  • O Made Granola

Guest Artist

Selena Braunstein (Creatively Obsessed) makes unique jewelry pieces from antique, vintage, and modern buttons. They’re pieces of “wearable history.”

CreativeyObsessedButtonshttps://www.facebook.com/CreativelyObsessedDesigns

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreativelyObsessed

Live Music

SAM CARUSO

Sam Caruso sends and receives the love on the West Stage this week.

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KEVIN MONKO

Meanwhile, on the East Stage beneath the Music Tent, Monko will produce some rock and or roll, most likely not with purple hair . . . but who knows?

MonkoDog Tent

The Almost Home Shelter will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, continuing to register dogs that haven’t yet bought their official Market Leash Permits.

BID Vendors

Perennial favorites, DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone Restaurant, Cheese Etc, and Sara’s Produce will all attend. We’ll also have a visit from Collingswood Music.

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.


Next Week SAT AUG 15

—Craft Fair AUG 15

SAT AUG 15 is the annual Collingswood event: The Craft and Fine Arts Festival on Haddon Avenue. This changes traffic patterns in town and means we lose our Guest Vendor area to vehicle traffic.

—Pet Adoptathon AUG 15

Also SAT AUG 15, for the first time, FIVE Animal welfare agencies, shelters, and an animal hospital will take over the West End (vacated by Treehouse for their vacation). Come by to see the adoptable animals, pick up some training tips, and make a donation to the cause.

AdoptathonSmall


Every Week

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. Dog 2UpVENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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. Thank you. Market Director David Hodges Market Director Home Office (856) 854-8385

Collingswood SAT AUG 01

Hello, Vendors, Artists, and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market!

We could get used to this.

It sure looks like beautiful weather again for Saturday. Forecasts all look very good, including this one, which complies with my favorite prediction of all: DRY! Weather AUG 01

Site Plan for SAT AUG 01 AUG 01 SpaceAUG 01 Guest Vendors

Only two Guest Vendors chose to join us this week:

  • Green-Ford will bring their exceptional heirloom berries from Pemberton.
  • Dee Dee’s Garden will bring their personal pesto recipes with basil from the own garden.

Guest Artist

Jenifer Prasad of Marlton, whose business name is Canary Works, is our Artist of the Week. Jenifer makes custom cushion covers in the most common size, 18 inches by 18 inches. CanaryWorks

Live Music

Two absolute favorites will entertain guests at the west and east ends of the Market.

  • Dave Kelly plays guitar and mandolin at the west stageDaveKelly croppedJohn Rossi will command attention under the Music Tent, where I will get a picture of him for next time.

A Bit of Yoga or a Relaxing Massage?

Market Sponsor Healing Space will bring their special brand of enlightenment and relaxation to our Sponsor space 20. On previous visits they’ve done chair massages or engaged in yoga poses. Stop by and see what they’re up to this time.

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

Dog Tent

The Animal Adoption Center will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, continuing to register dogs that haven’t yet bought their official Market Leash Permits.

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. Dog 2Up

BID Vendors

Perennial favorites, DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone Restaurant, Cheese Etc, and Sara’s Produce will all attend. We’ll also have visits from Collingswood Music, BCW Computer, and Haddon Avenue’s newest retailer, Chamomile Cottage. 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.

VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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. Thank you. Market Director David Hodges Market Director Home Office (856) 854-8385

Collingswood SAT JUL 25

Hello, Vendors, Artists, and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market!

Picture Perfect

I’m going out on a limb to predict beautiful weather for Saturday. Forecasts all look very good, plus we have a camera crew coming this week, so we really need cooperative skies. Weather JUL 25

Site Plan for SAT JUL 25

JUL 25 FullGuest Vendors

Our guests this week are all returning favorites:

  • Green Aisle Grocery will be fully stocked with nut butters, pickles, preserves, and . . . .
  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream will have favorite flavors and, no doubt, something exotic and new.
  • SOOM Foods are back to fill your tahini needs.
  • Wood Spoon Rice Pudding finds a space inside the Market this week.
  • Green-Ford will bring their exceptional heirloom berries from Pemberton.
  • Neil’s Sharpening Service welcomes all dull blades.

Guest Artist

Maria Cartwright’s 222 Creations is our Artist of the Week. Maria creates torch fired copper enameled jewelry. Each colorful and unique item is created individually and then hand fired with a torch. http://www.facebook.com/222creations 222Creations

Live Music

Two absolute favorites will entertain guests at the west and east ends of the Market.

  • Dave Kelly plays guitar and mandolin at the west stage

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  • Trio Nova Duo bring their variously-stringed instruments at the west stage75A0zNTR3jsEEgGQlq8BncJTlEPmjRe6YxwPiUHblzk,KX8UfFNCEOuquQ7nb5g2E4a7NJzTULTP8yx5q3KyY4s

Shooting a Market Video

SAT, JUL 25 we’ll be capturing video for a Market promotion piece we can run on the website and provide to other outlets to share the good news of our town’s favorite place to shop for food. Don’t be surprised if someone aims a camera in your direction and asks you a question or two.

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

Dog Tent

New Jersey Aid for Animals will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, continuing to register dogs that haven’t yet bought their official Market Leash Permits.

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. Dog 2Up

BID Vendors

Perennial favorites, DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone Restaurant, and Sara’s Produce will all 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.

VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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. Thank you. Market Director David Hodges Market Director Home Office (856) 854-8385

Collingswood SAT JUL 18

Hello, Vendors, Artists, and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market!

Dubious Forecast

There’s a fair chance the Market will be wet when we open this week. On the other hand, forecasts have been very unreliable. Either way, there’s plenty of extraordinary produce from our farm vendors, and some interesting guests.

Weather JUL18

Site Plan for SAT JUL 18

JUL 18 New

Guest Vendors

One brand new vendor and two second-timers will be joining us this week.

  • Bikram Yoga is buying local produce, juicing it raw, and bringing ti to Market this week.
  • Red Fox Gourmet will be here with their “artisan snacks,” and
  • O Made Granola, who made such a hit on her first visit, will be back with her all-natural product too.
  • Brookeberry is done for the season (already!), but
  • Green-Ford will bring their exceptional berries from Pemberton.

Guest Artist

Trudi Clark Pretty Pottery. Hand thrown clay wall pockets and serving dishes with inlaid vintage lace.

http://prettypotterybytc.com/

Live Music

Two absolute favorites will entertain guests at the west and east ends of the Market.

  • Dave Kelly plays guitar and mandolin at the west stage
  • Trio Nova Duo bring their variously-stringed instruments to the east Music Tent.
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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

Dog Tent

The Camden County Animal Shelter will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, continuing to register dogs that haven’t yet bought their official Market Leash Permits.

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.

Dog 2Up

BID Vendors

Perennial favorites, DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone Restaurant, Cheese Etc, and Sara’s Produce will all attend. Collingswood Music (our Music Tent sponsor) will also have a BID space. New soap-makers Chamomile Cottage Soap will have a promotional space but sell no soap.

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.

VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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. Thank you.

Market Director

David Hodges Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385

Collingswood SAT JUL 11

Hello, Vendors, Artists, and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market! Judging from the produce on offer, summer is truly with us.

Perfect Forecast

Oh, what a beautiful Market day. Perfect weather this week (according to several forecasts). Dry, sunny, and light humidity. Temperatures average 80 during the morning. The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye.

Weather JUL 11

Site Plan for SAT JUL 11

JUL 11 Space

Guest Vendors

We have a full roster of Guests this week. Brookeberry and Green-Ford will bring their exceptional berries, and Weckerly’s will be here with their premium local ice cream. Green Aisle Grocery will join the berries and ice cream on the sunny side near Schober (first peaches!). SOOM Foods, Wood Spoon, Market Day Canele, and Dee Dee’s Garden will have spaces in the traditional Guest Vendor area. Finally, the Constellation Collective will be making another appearance in the center of the Market, near Revolution Roasters.

Guest Artist

Heather Ossandon makes her first-ever appearance at the Market with her one-of-a-kind functional ceramics. Operating as The Chase Studios, she says this about her work: My recent work incorporates drawings of landscapes, cities and funny situations with dialogue inspired by music and literature. All work is dishwasher and food safe.

Heather

Live Music

Local businessman and popular musician Sam Caruso is back again this week, this time at the West Stage beneath the Speedline. Also, this week we welcome for their first ever gig in Collingswood, Matt Skoufalos and his Unstoppable Hack Beats!

hackbeats

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

Dog Tent

The Almost Home Shelter will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, continuing to register dogs that haven’t yet bought their official Market Leash Permits.

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. Dog 2Up

BID Vendors

Perennial favorites, DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone Restaurant, Cheese Etc, and Sara’s Produce will all attend. Collingswood Music (our Music Tent sponsor) will also have a BID space. 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.

VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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. Thank you.

Market Director

David Hodges Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385

Collingswood SAT JUL 04

Hello, Vendors, Artists, and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market! Here’s hoping all our loyal customers come out to begin their holiday weekend with us!

Perfect Forecast

Mostly Sunny. Why do forecasters use “Partly” language, when “Mostly” is so much clearer? We’ll have sun on SAT JUL 04, very light winds, very little chance of precipitation, and temperatures that don’t reach the 80s until closing time. Perfect Market weather!

WeatherJUL04

Site Plan for SAT JUL 04

JUL 04 SpaceSad Cancellations

Clam Daddy’s never fully recovered from a very harsh winter, and Far Wind Farm was devastated by last week’s shocking storm.

Neither will be with us this week, SAT JUL 04. Clam Daddy’s will not return this season. And Far Wind Farm is unlikely to have their pastured eggs before late September.

With luck, we’ll see Far Wind Farm at the Market with their cultivated oyster mushrooms, but the loss of 450 laying hens has devastated their egg business.

From Lori and Bill Mayer, of Clam Daddy’s: It deeply saddens us that we will not be able to continue coming to Collingswood Market this season. The harsh winter was very hard on clams up and down the coast. We’ve been trying to work through of our severe production problems, but we no longer have enough sellable-sized clams to supply our wholesale market, let alone bring clams to multiple retail markets. It’s terribly distressing but necessary that we trim back our commitments.

We appreciate and will miss all our friends and customers in Collingswood. Your friendship and loyalty make this a very difficult decision. If ever we are able to return, we hope you’ll welcome us back. It was always a pleasure to serve you.

I’d be happy to speak with any of you at 609-266-0677. A special thank you to David Hodges, one of the most committed Market Directors we’ve ever met, to Cass Duffey for her weekly blasts, and to all the vendors who make the Collingswood Market so successful and have been kind and supportive during our time with you.

Lori
Clam Daddy’s

Guest Vendors

Very few Guest Vendors elect to attend the holiday weekends, but we’ll be hosting three of the very best: Brookeberry and Green-Ford will bring their exceptional berries, and Weckerly’s will be here with their premium local ice cream.

Guest Artist

Exquisite but functional ceramic objects for daily use, designed, fabricated and fired in South Jersey by Rowan ceramic professor Skeff Thomas. Porcelain and stoneware, with work from the artist’s wood-fired pottery kiln in Monroeville, NJ, will be on display, and of course for sale, in the Guest Artist Space 27.

SkeffThomas

Live Music

Local businessman and popular musician Sam Caruso is back again this week, this time at the East Stage. Also, this week we welcome for his first ever gig in Collingswood, singer-guitarist Marc Sengin to the West Stage.

Small Bills

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. Man holding tiny dollar bills

Dog Tent

The Animal Adoption Center will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, continuing to register dogs that haven’t yet bought their official Market Leash Permits.

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. Dog 2Up

BID Vendors

Perennial favorites, DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone Restaurant, and Sara’s Produce will all attend. Cheese, Etc., has the week off. No others have reserved BID spaces. 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.

VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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. Thank you.

Market Director

David Hodges Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Cell Phone for Market Saturdays (856) 979-6653
collsmkt@davidhodges.com

Collingswood SAT JUN 27

Hello, Vendors, Artists, and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market! Hello sweet corn, field tomatoes, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries!

Weather Forecast

Not Sunny. This forecast keeps changing but not getting better. Certainly very humid, with an increasing likelihood of rain as the morning progresses. Winds get stronger too as we approach noon. Bring and use tent weights. WeatherJUN27

Site Plan for SAT JUN 27

JUN 27 Revised

Storm Losses

Barry Savoie and Les Viereck suffered crop and structural damage but will attend the Market SAT JUN 27. Rick Hymer lost power and probably won’t get it until Sunday. He’ll be at the farm Saturday monitoring his generators. Far Wind Farm lost 450 laying hens and will not have eggs to bring to the Market this week, and probably not for months.

Guest Vendors

Two Guests, Green Aisle Grocery and Market Day Canele, will take spaces inside the Market. Both of our seasonal berry vendors—Brookeberry and Green-Ford— will be in attendance. John and Kira’s Chocolates, SOOM Foods and Neil’s Sharpening Service will share the Guest Vendor area.

Guest Artist

Former Market Director Betsy Cook will assume her new role as clothing designer for this week’s Market. She’s bringing lots of beautiful garments and very affordable prices to the usual Guest Artist Space 27. BetsyCook

Chef Demo / Live Instruction

Local vegan chef and children’s cooking class instructor Patrice Leonetti will turn local produce into healthy, ready-to-eat dishes. Meanwhile, Market sponsor Extraordinary Ed will provide an informative and educational demonstration in the Sponsor tent.

Live Music

Local businessman and popular musician Sam Caruso is back again this week, at the West Stage, in the shelter of the Speedline. Meanwhile She Hates Me will command the official Market Music Tent, sponsored by Collingswood Music.

Small Bills

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. Man holding tiny dollar bills

Dog Tent

The New Jersey Aid for Animals agency will staff the new Dog Tent for us this week, continuing to register dogs that haven’t yet bought their official Market Leash Permits.

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. Dog 2Up

BID Vendors

Perennial favorites, DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone Restaurant, Cheese Etc., and Sara’s Produce will all attend. No others have reserved BID spaces. 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.

VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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. Thank you.

Market Director

David Hodges Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Cell Phone for Market Saturdays (856) 979-6653
collsmkt@davidhodges.com

Collingswood SAT JUN 20

Hello, Vendors, Artists, and Friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market! Hello sweet corn, field tomatoes, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries!

Weather Forecast

Looks like a beauty. Ordinary humidity for the season with little chance of rain until . . . well, it gets a little chancy around noon. Temperatures in the mid 70s. Light winds. WeatherJUN20

Site Plan for SAT JUN 20

JUN 20 SpaceRev

Guest Vendors

Three Guests, Wood Spoon Rice Pudding, Brookeberry Farm, and Weckerly’s Ice Cream, will take spots inside the Market. The Brand new Red Fox Gourmet will bring “artisan snacks” to the Guest Vendor area, where we’ll also host MECHA Chocolates beneath the shade of the Speedline. BERRIES COMING In addition to the Jersey Fresh organic raspberries and blackberries from Brookeberry Farm, we’ll also host Green-Ford Farm with their popular local blueberries from Pemberton.

Guest Artist

Evelyn Bonner has been working hard to produce a wide variety of succulent planters for our Market this week. Her name has changed since last year, but her business is still Evelyn Taylor Designs. Look for her in the customary Guest Artist Space 27. 11059910_942874329089599_9137408576134965544_n

Live Music

Trio Nova Duo is back again this week, at the West Stage, in the shelter of the Speedline. Meanwhile John Rossi will command the official Market Music Tent, sponsored by Collingswood Music.

Small Bills

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. Man holding tiny dollar bills

Dog Tent

The Camden County Animal Shelter will staff the new Dog Tent for us this week, continuing to register dogs that haven’t yet bought their official Market Leash Permits.

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. Dog 2Up

BID Vendors

Perennial favorites, DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone Restaurant, Cheese Etc., and Sara’s Produce will all attend. No others have reserved BID spaces. 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.

VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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. Thank you. Market Director David Hodges Market Director Home Office (856) 854-8385 Cell Phone for Market Saturdays (856) 979-6653 collsmkt@davidhodges.com