Market Shoppers’ Best Practices/COVID-19 Response

MARKET CUSTOMER BEST PRACTICES DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK:

We encourage everyone who is healthy and feels safe to visit our farmers’ markets in order to procure healthy, local food from area farmers, ranchers and small businesses. But we ask that you follow these strict guidelines:

  • Please be patient and follow new market rules during this time.
  • Masks or other face coverings are encouraged, but not required.
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds upon arrival at the market and frequently as you move throughout the space. We will have an increased number of handwashing stations and hand sanitizer and all vendors are required to display hand sanitizer in each booth.
  • Do not congregate between booths or in walkways.
  • Maintain at least an arm’s length distance between other shoppers and vendors, especially while you are waiting in line.
  • Do NOT greet anyone at the market with hugs or handshakes.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • No hand-to-hand contact will be allowed between vendors and shoppers. Point to the product that you would like, allow the vendor to bag it and set it down on the table before you pick it up.
  • Do not hand vendors payments directly. Place cash and credit cards on the table for vendors to pick up. Use Apple Pay or Venmo when available. If you are able, we encourage you to set up Apple Pay or Venmo on your smartphone before you arrive and use this as a payment method. If you do use this method of payment, please sanitize your phone before you arrive and after you leave the market.
  • Anyone who is feeling unwell in any way should stay home.
  • Any shopper who is at a higher risk, including individuals who are over 65 and/or with underlying health conditions, should stay home.
  • Please refrain from bringing your dogs to the market during this time.
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