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Collingswood SAT SEP 12

UPDATE TO THE “FOODIE COURT”
This week, Les Viereck’s Farm joins Wm Schober Sons Orchards
and four Haddon Avenue food businesses
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NEW THIS WEEK—MACONA BBQ

NO SEATING. NO DINING. MASKS ON, PLEASE.

Live Music!
for SAT SEP 12

Shannon and Dave, West Stage
Trio Nova Duo, East Stage

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

Collingswood SAT AUG 15

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A few additions coming

Cheese Etc and Macona BBQ are not with us yet, but we have room for them when they join us. SAT AUG 08, we’ll have our first visit from Neil’s Sharpening Service.

Traffic Complication

We’ve had to re-orient some vendors at the west end of the Market to accommodate the loss of our “exit lane” through the driveway of a local restaurant. That clumsiness is now permanent. We’re adding cones and barriers to guide shoppers through the new layout. 

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

Collingswood SAT AUG 08

Siteplan SAT AUG 08 1800 pixels

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ROSTER AUG 08 FULL SIZE

A few additions coming

Cheese Etc and Macona BBQ are not with us yet, but we have room for them when they join us. SAT AUG 08, we’ll have our first visit from Neil’s Sharpening Service.

Traffic Complication

We’ve had to re-orient some vendors at the west end of the Market to accommodate the loss of our “exit lane” through the driveway of a local restaurant. That clumsiness is now permanent. We’re adding cones and barriers to guide shoppers through the new layout. 

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
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

collsmkt@davidhodges.com

Collingswood SAT AUG 01

A few additions coming

Now that the berry farms have finished their brief season, we have room—and have been approved—to add some familiar vendors. Cheese Etc and Macona BBQ will join us in the the coming weeks, and more immediately, SAT AUG 08, we’ll have a visit from Neil’s Sharpening Service.

Traffic Complication

Last week one of our Haddon Avenue restaurants added outdoor seating in the driveway the police have been using to enter and exit the police station during Market hours. We had to re-orient some vendors at the west end of the Market. It was a bit clumsy and disturbed the One-Way loop. Well . . . those complications are now permanent. Please be patient as we do our best to route shoppers through the new layout.

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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

collsmkt@davidhodges.com

 

Collingswood SAT JUL 25

Site Plan for SAT JUL 25

ROSTER JUL 25

Vendors’ Board

Back in the pre-pandemic innocence of early 2020, we decided at the 2019/2020 Review/Preview meeting to form a Vendors’ Board that would, among other responsibilities, approve new vendor applications and help the Director resolve disputes or conflicts among active vendors.

A little thing called COVID-19 disrupted that worthy plan, but now it’s time to revive it. We may have to meet on Zoom to form the Board and conduct early business, so please keep that in mind when you volunteer to serve. Whether or not you attended the Review/Preview, if the idea of a Vendors’ Board appeals to you, and if you agree to abide by the decisions of its active participants, please respond to this email with your request to join.

Reminder to Corn Vendors

Last week’s customers were vocal in their disapproval of some of our vendors’ corn-handling policies. As a public entity devoted to our customers’ safety and comfort, we agreed that we would provide alternatives for BOTH customers who are fearful of other customers handling produce and customers who are not.

This week and forward, IF you elect to let customers hand-select their own corn YOU MUST ALSO:

  1. provide bagged dozens (or half-dozens, or any quantity that works for you) for nervous customers and those who simply want to avoid waiting in line, OR
  2. offer to bag custom orders of any size FROM A STOCK NOT ALREADY HANDLED by other customers.

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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

collsmkt@davidhodges.com

 

Collingswood SAT JUL 18

Site Plan SAT JUL 18

Roster JUL 18

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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

collsmkt@davidhodges.com

 

Collingswood SAT JUL 11

Site Plan for SAT JUL 11

Roster JUL 11

One Pager JUL 11

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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

collsmkt@davidhodges.com

Collingswood SAT JUN 27

Site Plan

Now that we’re familiar with the Walking Plan, I’ll use today’s FarmMarketeer page to note only the changes for SAT JUN 27.

Most vendors occupy the same spaces they did on JUN 20, except for the 6 conventional produce farms that set up in spaces 18-23.

In those cases, each farm moves east by one space this week, and will do so again next week, while the farm that was “last,” (Space 23) moves to become “first,” (Space 18). I’ve adopted this plan to be as fair as possible to the many farms that sell similar products. You can still individualize yourselves and earn a competitive advantage by promoting products not available at other farms.

I will help you do this if you provide me with the relevant information. I will also encourage Cass Duffey to use our weekly newsletter to further promote your sales, specials, or unique products.

Site Plan for SAT JUN 27

The Roster

With numbers keyed to the Site Map.

Roster JUN 27

The One-Pager

Important changes to the One-Pager include a clarification about gloves and the elimination of the West End Cashier. Small bills are still available at the East End along with the ATM.

One Pager JUN 27

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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

collsmkt@davidhodges.com

 

Collingswood Walkthrough SAT JUN 20

Site Plan

Now that we’re familiar with the Walking Plan, I’ll use today’s FarmMarketeer page to note only the changes from the week of SAT JUN 13.

The Site Plan

Most vendors occupy the same spaces they did on JUN 13, except for the 6 conventional produce farms that set up in spaces 18-23.

In those cases, each farm moves east by one space this week, and will do so again next week, while the farm that was “last,” (Space 23) moves to become “first,” (Space 18). I’ve adopted this plan to be as fair as possible to the many farms that sell similar products. You can still individualize yourselves and earn a competitive advantage by promoting products not available at other farms. I will help you do this if you provide me with the relevant information. I will also encourage Cass Duffey to use our weekly newsletter to further promote your sales, specials, or unique products.

Site Plan for SAT JUN 20

The Roster

With numbers keyed to the Site Map.

Roster JUN 20

The One-Pager

Important changes to the One-Pager include the end of the ban against strollers, shopping carts, and wagons.

One Pager JUN 20

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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

collsmkt@davidhodges.com

 

Collingswood Walkthrough SAT JUN 13

Site Plan

The plan is to extend the Market alllllllllllllllllllll the way from Irvin Avenue (where it usually starts) back to Collings Avenue, so we can fit as many produce vendors as possible underneath the shelter of the Speedline.

Other vendors, including coffee beans and bakery items, and all the meat vendors except Hillacres Pride, will fill a “second tier” of vendors that, oddly, have to straddle the parking meters to make more room for pedestrians.

ALL VENDORS FACE NORTH (toward Haddon Avenue)!

Pedestrians travel counter-clockwise whether they enter from the west or the east. We’re encouraging them to park at the PATCO Collingswood Station, which would bring them into the Market on the “right hand side” of this plan.

The Site Plan

With numbers keyed to the Roster.

Walkup With Numbers Reduced

The Roster

With numbers keyed to the Site Map.

Roster JUN 13

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.

The One-Pager

Helpful instructions for vendors, shoppers, and the Market

One-Pager

Concerns about the plan?

The plan has been published now, but I will still pay attention to your concerns if I’ve made a big blunder you can help me correct.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

collsmkt@davidhodges.com