Week 01 of the 2021 Season
THU JUN 17—Opening Day
If you’ve been following us on facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/MountHollyNJFarmersMarket ), you’ve already seen posts featuring our Opening Day site plan. But, just in case you haven’t seen it, here it is.
If you don’t find yourself on the site plan, please let me know immediately. If you do find your location, take note of where it is relative to the only entrance so you’ll know approximately where to go when you arrive.
FOR OPENING DAY, PLEASE ARRIVE BETWEEN 1PM AND 1:30PM.
We need to close the Market to Vehicle Traffic
before the entrance opens at 3pm.
Look for David to guide you to your location. You may park your vehicle directly adjacent to your tent location and leave it in the Market for the evening. Don’t set up until he has confirmed your spot. We have plenty of space in the parking lot for our own vendor vehicles, so EVERYONE can drive in and leave trucks, vans, trailers in your own retail space! No customers will drive into the Market.
Click here for driving directions.
This is the police station at 23 Washington Street. The Market operates in the Municipal Parking Lot BEHIND the police station. Look for directional signs at the intersection.
Directional signs near the Market.
Weather should not be a factor for Opening Day, but for future reference, this is how we handle things in Mount Holly.
In the Music Tent THU JUN 17
Highlight images such as this one for Marc Sengin appear on facebook (and sometimes on our website) in the week leading up to every Market. Want to be featured? Provide David with images of yourself or your product (your table setup or your crops in the field, or anything in between). Or suffer with whatever choices he makes.
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.
Among others, these images appeared on facebook in the week leading up to Opening Day.
The Township produced a sharp-looking website for our shoppers who think facebook is evil.
Lauren Schiavo and her team have joined our Marketing effort. She’s a powerhouse and very easy to work with. I recommend you take advantage of her passion for the Farmers’ Market by providing her with any news you have about your farms, your products, your story.
Among other contributions to our marketing effort, Lauren produces “Featured Vendors” images and text for the website. A recent sample:
Check back in to this space often. You don’t need to follow a link. Just navigate to http://www.FarmMarketeer.com
PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE MARKET WITH SMALL BILLS TO MAKE CHANGE.
However, when you run out of singles (and sometimes fives), check with David, who brings a batch to bail you out.
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.
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653