Great news! The City of Collegedale has given us permission to expand our market format, and now we are allowing Arts/Crafts Vendors to register - along with two Food Trucks with an emphasis on to-go items (onsite dining is still discouraged).
It’s been interesting comparing Collegedale to Chattanooga vendor sales for May; frankly, a few strong farms/food providers have been selling 50% more at Collegedale than they did downtown. It’s a solid community, with a strong interest in local foods and goods. Average sales between the two markets are remarkably similar - $680 for Chattanooga vs $600 for Collegedale.
Registration for Arts/Crafts and Food Trucks is now online for Collegedale 5/31, and I’m going to be adding additional Collegedale markets throughout the day. Health priorities remain in effect, but this is a great step towards the return to normalcy.