On Sunday, October 4th, the Farmers’ Market returns to Old Town offering fresh, organic and locally grown produce for better health, great flavor and special, community savings programs! Of course, safety protocol remains in place with a few new revisions.
The Certified Farmers’ Market is now experienced with reconfiguring as an “essential service” to keep farmers, vendors and customers safe. The Market won’t have to count customers as was required last Spring. However, this is a Mask-Mandatory Market. Staff will assist you in maintaining physical distancing and using the Market’s no-touch “Concierge” shopping plan as they look forward to being your outdoor grocery store again!
These agreed upon compromises have kept the Farmers’ Market operating. Staff have remarked, “Even masked-up, we witness customers’ stress lines ease and genuine “eye smiles” alight when they come inside the boundaries of the Market…They take advantage of nutrition funds provided by new and continuing grants which offer $10/$10 matching for folks enrolled in CalFresh, WIC, SSDI and Unemployment. The options for shopping have increased in the wider community, but people still make the CFM a priority, week after week.”