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Carp Farmers' Market

Volume 24, Number 1                         June 20, 2020      

Maritza Marcantonio, Editor

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This Weeks Market!

Market Update: Opening Day 2020

Hello again!

It’s been a while since we sent out our last Market Newsletter and wow, a lot has changed in the world since then. Who would have thought that our 30th season would be filled with so many unexpected changes. Over the past few months our Carp Farmers’ Market organizers have been working non-stop behind the scenes with the hopes of reopening our market. We are so happy to announce that the first market day of the season will be this Saturday June 20th, 2020 from 8:30am to 1:00pm!

Please continue reading for more information on what reopening will entail. This will not be “business as usual” so please read over our COVID-19 Market Protocol before attending. Also please stay tuned to our social media page in the next few days, as we will be announcing which vendors will be attending as we slowly ease our way back into the swing of things.

Some of the precautions we are taking:

• Encouraging the wearing of masks to protect your fellow customers, vendors & market staff. Please do not come to the market if sick.

• Hand sanitizing stations located throughout the market.

• Limiting the number of vendors. To start we will only have 35 vendors total to allow for optimal distancing between booths. We will be releasing a list of vendors who will be attending that Saturday in the days leading up.

• Encouraging the pre-ordering of products through our vendor’s online platforms to maximize the flow of customers and minimize the number of transactions occurring at market. When making purchases at the market the use of cash or credit/debit will be up to the individual vendor.

• There will only be one entrance and exit to get into the market. Please follow all directional signage when on the fairgrounds. Do not cross barriers or ropes. These safety measures are in place to help the flow of customers through the market.

• Limiting the number of customers in the market at the same time. We ask that you make your purchases as quickly as possible so that other customers have a chance to shop too.

• Delaying the start time of the market to 8:30am to allow for extra preparation time for our vendors. Our vendor’s booths will look different and you may see tables and ropes in front of displays to maintain physical distancing.

• No pets will be permitted at this time. Service animals are welcome.

• Not permitting the use of reusable bags, containers or bottles at this time.

• Please respect social distancing – stand 6 feet apart in lines.

• Do not touch products. Our vendors will handle the products for you.

• No food court or food court seating at this time.

• Please be patient & kind to one another. We are all doing our best.

We know this is exciting news for many and we are very happy to be back in business! The health and safety of our community of loyal customers, dedicated local producers and market staff remain our top priority. We know there will be bumps along the way. As we get accustomed to this new normal we ask for your patience. Please be prepared to wait in line before entering the market area.

Despite all these changes we can’t wait to start connecting you with our amazing group of local producers once again! 

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Upcoming Market Days

June 27th: Market Day

July 4th: Market Day

July 11th: Market Day

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