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Offline Cookie0121

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Farmers market
« on: March 20, 2020, 06:25:43 PM »
Does anyone know if the Farmers market will be there on Sunday?

I hope so.

Offline dssjh

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Re: Farmers market
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 06:32:01 PM »
as of today, yes. but no composting, no clothing collection.

Offline Shelby2

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Re: Farmers market
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 09:11:40 AM »
The farmers market is open today, with social distancing measures in place. I'm not sure how well these work when the market starts to get crowded, but early this morning it did work. Some of the stands have something like rope in front of them that you can't move beyond. And customers are not allowed to touch any products. So, for example, if you want apples, you tell the apple stand employee what you want and he bags it for you and hands it to you and then you go pay.

When I was there at 8:30 there were already some long lines (7 or so long) at a few of the stands. This is going to get difficult logistically when people are trying to stand 6 feet apart. So I suggest going on the early side if you can.

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Re: Farmers market
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 10:31:49 AM »
Initially this seemed like a bad idea to me. People won't be able to tell whether the farmers market was safe for another 2-3 weeks, because it can take a while to show an infection. And in that time, they could infect other people...

However in retrospect it does seem safer than a grocery store. I guess they are both unsafe though.

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Re: Farmers market
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 10:50:20 AM »
other than the fact that the meat purveyors were largely sold out, this worked perfectly well. the stand workers know what they're doing as a rule, anyway, and customers followed the rules without getting snippy (the part that concerned me). nobody complained about not picking their own individual pieces of produce and most everyone had the hang of the social distancing thing. if the 'new normal' lasts well into the nicer weather of spring and the attendant increase in number of vendors, things might be different, but as of now, the center is holding.

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Re: Farmers market
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 10:50:20 AM »