COVID-19

Health and Safety Policies

HOW CAN I KEEP MYSELF SAFE?

When at the market, we ask that you wash your hands both upon arrival and upon departure. We will provide hand sanitizing stations at the front of the market-use them! Avoid the carts if you can. If you must use a cart, sanitize it with a wipe both before and after your use. We will provide cart sanitizing stations. Please be mindful of social distancing and be courteous to others in lines-maintain a 6 ft gap.

HOW IS THE MARKET KEEPING OTHERS SAFE?

  1. Cleaning crews will continue to focus on high-priority areas.

  2. Bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized more frequently.

  3. Hand sanitizing stations will be created for our customers.

  4. Carts will be sanitized daily.

  5. Vendors are NOT allowed to vend if sick, showing symptoms or if they have had contact with somebody who has tested positive.

  6. Vendors must wear gloves AND sanitize their hands after every transaction. 

HOW WILL THIS AFFECT MY TRIP TO THE MARKET?

Expect longer lines and wait times due to sanitation requirements and social distance restrictions.
We are asking all shoppers to REFRAIN FROM TOUCHING PRODUCE while shopping. You'll have to shop with your eyes only. Remeber to bring your bags, as it is more sanitary to avoid the carts. All events, including extra activities such as POP Club are postponed until further notice.

WHAT CAN I DO?

Help us with market congestion by coming by yourself-leave those kiddos at home!
Bring your bags so you don't have to use a cart.
Call ahead and pre-order from the vendors what you need.
Maintain your distance!
If you don't feel well, please stay home.

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