Northeast Farmers Market  - COVID-19 Response

 

 

Farmers markets are considered essential grocery providers by the State of Minnesota, an important part of our food supply, and are essential to our farmers. We are closely following guidance from the CDC, Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

 

Farmers markets have long been places to gather and build community. However, this season we must physically distance and resist the urge to linger and socialize. We each have a critical role to play to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

This season, we have made the following changes to keep our community safe.

 

Market set up and procedures:

  • No pets allowed

  • Create a border around the market with one entrance & exit

  • If necessary, limit the number of customers in the market at one time

  • Widen aisles and add space between vendor stall

  • Encourage no-touch transactions

  • Provide hand washing stations and hand sanitizer 

  • Staff and vendors are strongly recommended to wear masks and frequently wash their hands

  • Cancel activities where people gather: educational events, cooking demos, music, kids activities

Customers are encouraged to:

  • Stay home if you or someone in your home is sick

  • Limit shoppers; shop alone, if possible

  • Wear a mask or face covering

  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently

  • Maintain 6' distance between you and others

  • Shop efficiently and do not congregate 

  • Let vendors assist you; do not touch product

  • Eat at the park or at home; all food/drink must be taken to-go 

  • Place pre-orders with vendors or prepay online

There has never been a more important time to buy local and contribute to a healthy local food economy. Thank you for your support!

For more information and questions, please contact us: info@northeastmarket.org

COVID-19 does not discriminate based on race, where you come from, your immigration status, or anything else. 

If you have experienced or witnessed an incident of discrimination or bias call Minnesota's Discrimination Helpline at 1-833-454-0148 or submit this online form. The helpline is staffed by investigators from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

Northeast Farmers Market

Mailing Address: PO Box 68067

Minneapolis, MN 55418

612-406-8794

info@northeastmarket.org

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