Our Market’s Situation
It has been a very anxious few weeks of being in limbo and wondering if we are going to have the market or not. I have finally received word that we will be having the market this year, and I am glad of this! Our county extension office feels it is vital to the community to keep the market open. Food is flying off of the shelves at grocery stores right now, and we don’t know exactly how this whole ordeal will play out. It could be possible that we have food shortages here if things were to get really bad. For these reasons, the county feels it is necessary to keep the market open in order to have a local food supply established in case of emergency. Although we will have a market, it will be quite different this year.
How it Will Work
- Only food and soap vendors will be allowed. The market will only provide items deemed as necessities.
- There will be a drive through for pickup, so that you don’t have to come inside. Myself and a few other vendors are equipped with online ordering. You can order ahead of time, and our county extension is providing workers to deliver items to your car when you drive up. You are still welcome to come inside the market and shop like always if you prefer.
- Everything will be prepackaged before we get to the market. There will be no free samples or live cut harvesting done at the market by us like we did last year.
Our Stance on the Market
I am a bit apprehensive about being out in the public while everyone is being told it is best to stay at home. However, I feel that it is important to keep the market open in case of emergency. So, I am going to do the market. With everyone being told to stay home though, I have no idea if there will even be many people coming out to the market or not. We shall see how it all plays out. I greatly appreciate your support of our local farmers this year during these trying times. Thank you so much!