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Farmer's Markets


Great article about local farmer's market during these times.






Farmers markets thrive during California stay-at-home order

By Brian Hickey

Sacramento, California

KCRA


Farmers markets are considered essential food suppliers and have remained open amid the governor's stay-at-home order.

Market managers, however, have had to make significant changes to how they operate to maintain the health of their vendors and customers.


Social distancing is at the center of most changes to the outdoor markets.

At the Placer Grown Farmers Market at the Fountains at Roseville, managers have provided more space between vendors to help with social distancing.

Hand-washing stations have also been provided for customers and vendors.

Anyone selling at the market is now required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands after every interaction.


"Our vendors are also putting themselves at a daily risk by being here, and so social distancing, face covering, washing your hands, it's all really important," said Bob Bonk of Placer Grown.


The markets are reporting higher than usual visits, including new customers.


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