Until the County’s Shelter-in-Place Order is lifted, the Dublin Farmers’ Market will now run from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Emerald Glen Park. Deemed an "essential" business, the Market has initiated many safety precautions to ensure the well-being of guests.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all typical social aspects of the Dublin Farmers’ Market have been eliminated. Below are the steps that the PCFMA is taking to ensure a safe market-going experience:
- The first half-hour of the Market is for seniors and at-risk individuals, only.
- A customer “code of conduct” is posted throughout the Market.
- Market stalls are set up in a way that prevents customers from leaving the stall and coming within six feet of another customer.
- There is increased spacing between Market stalls.
- A “wait your turn” chalk line is drawn at stalls to keep shoppers socially distant.
- No sampling of any kind is allowed.
- Signs are installed featuring a “you touch it, you buy it” message.
- Producers preparing food must follow strict hand-washing procedures.
- Producers are not to use the same hand or glove to touch products offered for sale and cash from customers.
- Vendors are encouraged to pre-bag produce.
- No tables or chairs will be set up to enable lingering at the Market.
- No music or entertainment or children’s activities will be present.
- No hot food will be sold at the Dublin Farmers’ Market until the pandemic is over.
- The City WILL BE monitoring the Market to ensure that the rules are enforced. If it is found that the vendors or producers are not abiding by the guidelines or visitors are not practicing proper social distancing, the City will have the authority to close the Market until the pandemic is over.