Weather forecast for Saturday.
Looks like a beauty. Moderate humidity and temperatures that start cool and climb to the low 80s! No chance of rain, light breeze. Good day to SELL a mess of produce.
Site Plan for SAT JUN 18
Official Market Bloggers
- BAKED BEETS HOT OR COLD. Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Susan makes easy use of a mixed bunch of organic beets from DanLynn. LINK HERE.
- KOHLRABI FRITTERS. Ryan Cochrane (imadeafood). Flaim Farms provided the Kohlrabi. Ryan provides the genius that results in exquisite fritters. LINK HERE.
- ZEE BREAD. Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Susan uses two large zucchini from Les Viereck’s farm to create what around her house they lovingly call Zee Bread. LINK HERE.
In all, six Official Market Bloggers have been provided with credentials like these:
This week’s blog posts include recipes using
BE PROACTIVE WITH OUR BLOGGERS
Make time for our bloggers if you can, and consider offering them samples of products they can use in their recipes. They’ll always tell readers where they got their ingredients. If you need help moving a particular product, solicit an article/recipe that features it.
JUN 18 Guest Vendors
- Weckerly’s Ice Cream
- MECHA Chocolates (BID area)
- Market Day Canele
- Green Aisle Grocery
- Garden State Juice Co.
- Origin Almond
- 2016 DEBUT: Barn and Stone House Soap
- Blissed Out Mamas Lactation Supplies
- Philosophers Stone (Free Chair Massages . . . donations welcome)
- BID PROMOTION: The Principled Pet
RICK HYMER (HYMER FARMS) is taking the week off to transition from his 4-space spring blooms setup to his 2-space summer vegetables operation.
CHARLES KOORY (CHARLIE’S CREPES) needs this Saturday to attend a wedding.
BARN AND STONE HOUSE SOAP.
Rex Bockius says: Our name Barn and Stone House came from our old stone farmhouse and timber frame barn in Bucks County, Pa. where I spent both my childhood and much of my adult life living with my wonderful wife Karen. Both of my parents were artist craftspeople with a shared love for antiques of all kinds. This instilled in me the value of quality work and craftsmanship. We strive to only offer products of both high quality, value and uniqueness.
Guest Artist: Lisa Kirkonis (Shayla Shine Designs)
Lisa is a late replacement for a Guest Artist who had to cancel. I’ve been able to gather just a bit of information about her. She makes, among other things, dandelion wish pendants that appear to contain actual, delicate dandelion seeds.
The Incomparable Dave Kelly
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT
(MARKET DEBUT) WAYSIDE SHAKEUP
FRENCH BULLDOG RESCUE NETWORK will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, to provide Market Permit Leashes to pet owners who haven’t yet legitimized their dogs.
Already this season, we have noticed a significant decline in the number of disposable, single-use plastic bags at the Market. We’re taking a variety of steps to help shoppers eliminate them where possible.
Send anyone who wants to participate to the FOFM (Friends of the Farmers’ Market) tent at the middle of the Market for
a FREE Paper bag courtesy of Market sponsor Audubon Savings Bank, or
a chance to make their own T-Shirt bag, or
to purchase a snazzy Market reusable bag, or
to BORROW a reusable bag from the FOFM Loaner Bag program.
Perennial favorites DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone, Cheese Etc., and Sara’s Produce will be selling food. The Principled Pet will attend to promote their proper provisions for pets and their people.
Starting this season, David Hodges is your primary contact for all BID area questions, reservations, and requests. At the usual numbers and email addresses. See below.
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 with the No Permit, No Purchase policy, declining to serve customers who don’t choose to cooperate with the Permitting and Behavior Guidelines. David will distribute a 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.
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.