SAT OCT 01
[WEATHER DEJA VU. Last year, October 03, 2015, several farms cancelled their dates at the Market for fear of heavy weather forecasts. The Book Festival was moved indoors to the High School. And it didn’t rain. We had overcast skies, moderate winds, temperatures in the 50s.]
Bring tent weights and prepare for the possibility of showers. Or not.
Site Plan for SAT OCT 01
The Book Festival occupies Haddon Avenue in good weather. Last year it was moved to the High School for fear of rain. No decision has been made about the location yet, but Irvin Avenue is a designated thoroughfare for Saturday morning, so Guest Vendors will take their spaces inside the Market.
CHAKRA CALM CREATIONS. Beverly Lewis makes her Collingswood Market debut this week with crystals and jewelry set in macrame wraps. (I don’t know what that means either, but the photos are intriguing.)
In all, six Official Market Bloggers have been provided with credentials like these:
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.
OCT 01 Guest Vendors
- CONSTELLATION COLLECTIVE
- MECHA Chocolates (in the BID spaces)
- Market Day Canele
- Green Aisle Grocery
- Origin Almond Milk
- FOOD INNOVATION TENT: Homegrown Farms
- John & Kira’s Chocolates
- Cindy’s Homemade Natural Soaps
- Blissed Out Mamas Lactation Supplies
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO.
Troubadour Marc Sengin plays rock and folk favorites from the 60s and 70s.
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT.
The Incomparable Dave Kelly makes stringed things sing.
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.
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
There will be no small bills this one week, SAT SEP 03.
For guest vendors who might not be aware, Joe Williams will be available with keys to Perkins Art Center, a Market sponsor, the primary benefit of which, for our vendors is INDOOR PLUMBING!
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.