UPDATE on MASKING: NYS Agriculture and Markets and the Farmers' Market Federation of NY have just announced that farmers' markets can follow the CDC and NYS on mask guidance.
As a market, we have made the decision that our vendors will continue to wear masks. We know this situation is actively unfolding, but this is what make sense for the volume of customers we see each week.
[Market is every Saturday, rain or shine. Hours are back to 9am to 1pm. Masks and distancing are required, as of now.]
We are also following the CDC's guidance on vaccinated customers. Those who are fully vaccinated are able to unmask while walking around the market. Those who are not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated still need to mask. We won't be asking for your vaccination status, so this is honor system.
We have also told our vendors that if they feel more comfortable asking customers to wear masks when approaching their tents, they can. According to the rules laid out by NYS, we are within our rights to ask.
The most important thing to us is that both our vendors and our customers feel safe.
We have heard from many of you that you will continue to wear masks regardless of what the guidance is. We totally understand.
But what this means...
If you're vaccinated you can walk around the market without a mask. Some vendors will ask you to wear a mask when shopping at their tent which you will need to do. Some vendors will not. We will not be asking for proof of vaccinations.
With that said, if you don't have a mask and want a mask, we have disposable ones at the info tent.
If you're looking for a reusable one KitomasK will be at market tomorrow as a guest vendor. Their masks are beyond comfortable and have been treated with a sustainable chemical-free fabric additive that keeps it antibacterial.
Artemisia Negra will be at market with ritualincense, herbalblends, and magicaltools made with local botanicals--- and, as Jaguar Mary X says, everything created is cosmically aligned and ancestrally guided.
We will also be welcoming back CIRCLES! They will be serving their insane bagels-- black and white sesame with chili crisp cream cheese, red onion, and steelhead gravlax. They were a huge hit a few weeks back so get there early for an awesome morning treat.
Asia Luna is back with their collection of handmade soaps with essential oil, roomsprays, shampoos, handsoaps, and giantbubbles!
The Blackiston Brothers are playing in the lower lot. We are beyond happy to be welcoming Sandy and Sky back to the market. Every single time they play it is beyond fun. They both play a single piano or will even do dueling pianos!
Here is a PDF of the federal, state, and city guidelines that we are following for COVID. Since we have so many of the same readers each week, we are going to forgo the usual POLICY and PROTOCOL sections to give you more content. Feel free to download it and review.
Here is a counter clockwise list of our vendors in each lot:
UPPER LOT Samascott Orchards: fruit, vegetables, cider, doughnuts Northern Star Farm: lamb, eggs, sheep skins Ardith Mae Farm: variety of soft and hard goat cheese Martin Farm: meat (pork, beef, chicken), eggs, vegetables, jams Blue Star Farm: vegetables, herbs, tomato sauce