2nd Market of the 2019 Season
THU JUN 20
It’s been thunderstorming all night Wednesday going into Thursday, June 20. And the forecast is for more weather right through the day. Is it too much to hope we’ll be as lucky as we were last week? Maybe. But, just so there’s no misunderstanding, let’s review our Weather Plan.
Last week, rain was forecast for most of the Market hours, but miraculously we managed fair weather for the entire four hours from 3-7pm despite a deluge in the morning and another on the way home that night.
WE DON’T CANCEL FOR FORECASTS.
That said, the decision on whether to attend any Market is always yours. You know your own comfort level. You’re in charge of your own safety. If the threat of thunderstorms frightens you, by all means be your own judge of what’s in store.
I will be on the site from at least 1pm until 3pm to assist farms and any other vendors who come to sell. We will have live music if Marybeth Johns is game. If the rain stops, or is light, and shoppers come to buy from farmers, we’ll stay open. One way or the other, I’ll be there to the end to help out.
Changes to the Site Plan
FOR THU JUN 20, I’ve made just a few changes to facilitate easier egress for our big trucks at the end of the Market day. Specca and Nature’s Own will anchor the “top” of the plan with a straight shot to the exit. I’ve relocated small-tent vendors to the west side of the plan where they can take their time breaking down without being in anybody’s exit lane.
The Fabulous Fig joined us last week and will return when her prior commitments are met, but for this week, she was previously engaged.
The wonderful Barn and Stone House Soap was supposed to join us this week, but even if we don’t get severe weather, their product simply goes to suds on days like this one.
Muth Family Organic Farm of Williamstown (well-known to most farmers and certainly to all organic farmers as masters of their craft) will join us on THU JUN 27 to add organic produce to our menu.
Olde World Bakery still has not solved their staffing shortage problem and therefore must delay their arrival again this week. Please, if you can help them find table staff, we’re very eager to add them to our site plan.
322 BBQ is looking like a strong candidate to bring us some more prepared food options, but I probably shouldn’t say so until they get to visit once to check us out.
ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 2PM. THE ONLY ENTRANCE IS FROM HIGH STREET.
15 MINUTE TIME LIMIT FOR UNLOADING IN THE MARKET.
As you can see, the space is tight for the number of vendors, and getting in and out of our spaces will require planning and patience. Unless you have permission to park a vehicle inside the Market, you’ll have to drive carefully to your spot, unload VERY QUICKLY, then EXIT THE MARKET with your vehicle and set up when you return.
Site Plan THU JUN 20
Click here for driving directions.
The directions will bring you to the Rowan College campus just across the street from the entrance to the Market.
Contracts and Fees
Those of you who have not submitted your Application/Contract paperwork need to comply to remain active at the Market and to take advantage of the Fee Rebate Program.
Download the Application from the Mount Holly Contracts link at the top of this website. Complete the app in Word, in PDF, or on paper, and send it to Sean Kennedy, whose name and address are on the first page of the contract package.
FEE REBATE PROGRAM
Prepay your dates to qualify for Fee Rebates. Earn a full 100% rebate for table fees for every Market you attend. Prepay for 10 dates (for example), attend those 10 dates, and you’ll be refunded 100% of your fees at the end of the season.
DAY PAY VENDORS
Afraid of commitment? You can pay on Market day. The Market Director will have receipts for day-pay vendors who prefer the flexibility of paying when they attend, but no rebates can be earned without prepaid dates.
We’ve been very visible on Facebook this last month. We’ve promoted individual vendors, bragged about our signage, and collected a lot of fans. Click the link to see what we’ve been up to.
The Township has also produced a sharp-looking website for our shoppers who think facebook is evil.
We’ll promote your special events there, and feature several vendors every week, as we’re doing this week:
Check back in to this space often. You don’t need to follow a link. Just navigate to http://www.FarmMarketeer.com
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.
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.