In order for the market to continue serving our community we need to level with you. There were a number of complaints about last week's market. We totally get it-- it's alarming to see groups of people gathered out in public right now, whether they're essential services or not. We have had multiple conversations with the Mayor's office about the proper protocol and latest safety precautions. We HAVEtoadapt to the needs of the larger community, the market as a whole, and to the law. Otherwisewe will have to temporarily SHUT DOWN.
We are requiring each vendor to weargloves and a mask in order to participate–– plus they will have bottles of handsanitizer available for use at their stands. Please be courteous and patient, they are doing their absolute best!
We are spreading vendors between two spots: the lot at 6th and Columbia Street and the metered lot behind St Johns Church on Columbia (a little bit down the block). This is to make sure that there is adequatespace for the number of customers that have been attending. (See list of vendors and their location below.)
We are encouraging you to continue shopping with us, but make it more efficient. Remember: GRAB and GO! We love you and we understand that the market is social time, but if we don't enforce this we will be shut down. Please help us out by heading home as soon as you're done shopping!
Thankfully, we will have officials (fire and/or police) helping at the market this weekend. They will be making sure that the socialdistancingguidelines are being followed and tending to the flow of traffic.
Please limit the amount of people who are shopping with you.
Please keep your interactions with others to a minimum.
Please consider wearing masks and gloves when shopping.
Please ask vendors for help with their product–– remember: you touch it, you buy it!
Please stay home if you are not feeling well or if someone in your house is sick.
Vendors at the St Johns lot: Ardith Mae Farmstead, Asia Luna, Cedar Flowers, Hawk's Roost, Miller's Crossing, Red Oak Farm, Rock and Raw, Spacey Tracy's Pickles, Trixie's Oven, Mei's Dumplings, Sparrowbush, Koen Bread, and Wild Roots
Vendors at the 6th and Columbia St location: Blue Star Farm, Martin Farm, Northern Star Farm, Samascott's Orchard
Be safe and attentive THISSaturday! And please, remember to bring your reusablebags ❤❤