SAT OCT 08
WEATHER. We’ve dodged a lot of rainstorms this season. Apparently we’ll have to do so again this week. An increasing likelihood of rain is predicted for the Market hours, all the way to 70% by the closing cowbell. Temperatures in the 60s. Light breeze.
Site Plan for SAT OCT 08
The departure for the season of A T Buzby, Les Viereck, and Sweet Freedom Bakery has opened seven spaces in the middle of the Market, so we’ve located our Guest Vendors along the Midway.
ART COHEN (Art’s Pots). Art sells a variety of handcrafted functional pottery including juicers, berry bowls, yarn bowls for knitters, casseroles, mugs, and bowls of every size.
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
- Weckerly’s Ice Cream
- PRESERVATION Handcrafted Foods
- FOOD INNOVATION: Our Yards Farms
- O Made Granola (Going Out Of Business Sale!)
- Origin Almond Milk
- Rutgers Master Gardeners
- Boy Scout Troop 179
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO.
MARKET FAVORITE JOHN ROSSI
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT.
SAM CARUSO (WITH OR WITHOUT SPECIAL GUESTS)
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.