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2020 COVID-19 Farmers Market Update

Due to COVID-19 and concerns for public health and safety our local farmers markets are working hard to develop plans that provide access to fresh, local foods with an emphasis on public health and safety. For this reason many markets are implementing social distancing, sanitation and shopping procedural changes to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Detailed below is a summary of market changes available at this time.

 

Please remember to be mindful of the markets’ new shopping procedures, as well as, any state or federally mandated social distancing requirements. Contact information for each market and their websites have provided in the event of additional questions or concerns. For more information please visit the website of the market that you are interested in patronizing.

 

As the COVID-19 situation remains fluid please note that additional changes may occur throughout the market season.

 

Mount Airy Main Street Farmers Market

3 North Main Street, Mount Airy

June 3 – September 30

3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesdays

MountAiryFarmersMarket.org

COVID-19 Procedures:

-Opening day postponed to June 3, 2020

-Preorders are strongly suggested

-Curbside pickup available for preorders

-Vendors, patrons and staff are required to wear face coverings

-A no-touch policy will be in place meaning that vendors will bag/package all purchases with gloves

-Vendors, staff and patrons are required to practice social distancing procedures

-Multiple hand washing stations will be available throughout the market

-Hand sanitizer will be available all vendors spaces

-Market occupancy will be limited to 10 patrons per side of market (market has two sides)

To view the Mt Airy Main Street Farmers Market webpage dedicated to vendor and customer COVID-19 safety please click here.

 

Taneytown Farmers Market- POSTPONED until further notice

501 E. Baltimore Street, Taneytown

May 30 – September 26

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays

www.taneytown.org

Contact Tim Baumgardner: 410-756-2820

timbaum@earthlink.net

COVID-19 Procedures:

Due to COVID-19 concerns the opening date of the Taneytown Farmers Market has been postponed until further notice. Additional details are not available at this time; please stay tuned.

 

Sykesville Farmers Market

Located along Baldwin Drive

June 21 – October 25

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays

Contact Elizabeth Currence: ekcurrence@gmail.com

www.sykesvillemainstreet.com/event/sykesville-farmers-market/

COVID-19 Procedures:

-Opening day has been postponed until June 21, 2020

For the 2020 market season Sykesville Farmers Market will be following a virtual model. Specific details have not be made available at this time. To stay in touch with this market please visit them on Facebook and their website. Directions on how to order from individual market vendors are available on the Sykesville Farmers Market website.

 

Hampstead Farmers Market

Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department Carnival Grounds

1341 North Main Street, Hampstead

June 6 – September 26

8:30 a.m. to Noon Saturdays

hampsteadfarmersmarket@gmail.com

www.hampsteadfarmersmarket.com

COVID-19 Procedures:

-Preorder & prepayment required (list of participating vendors available on website)

-Special State mandated hygiene protocols must be followed when picking up orders:

-No pets permitted at the market until further notice

-Face masks must be worn when picking up orders

-Maintain 6-foot distancing rule

-Limit the number of people attending pick (1 is preferable) and limit socialization

-Please no groups at pickup

-No walk-up shopping/purchases are permitted

-Vendors may have additional health & safety requests. The Hampstead Farmers Market asks that you please be respectful of these requests as well

To view the Hampstead Farmers Market webpage dedicated to vendor and customer COVID-19 safety please click here.

 

Downtown Westminster Farmers Market

Conway Parking Lot at Railroad Ave. (Route 27)

Adjacent to Main Street, Westminster 21157

May 16 – November 21

8 a.m. to Noon Saturdays

8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. shopping reserved for 60+ & at-risk guests only

www.downtownwestminsterfarmersmarket.com

Contact Brooke Hagerty: brooke@thefoodchick.biz

COVID-19 Procedures:

-8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. shopping is reserved for 60+ and at-risk guest shopping only

-All patrons must wear a face covering

-Vendors are required to wear face coverings and gloves

-Vendors will be spaced 12 feet apart

-No touch policy in effect

-No personal shopping bags are allowed at this time

-No sampling

-Market capacity will be limited to 50 patrons at a time

-Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be available at the market entrance

-Market traffic will have an outlined flow. Please follow the directions

-Volunteers will be available to help those in need

To view the Downtown Westminster Farmers Market webpage dedicated to vendor and customer COVID-19 safety please click here.

 

Carroll Hospital Farmers Market

Carroll Hospital

200 Memorial Avenue, Westminster

Hospital parking garage, 3rd level

June 4 – September 10

11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays

Contact Lexi Gaither: 410-871-6472

agaither@lifebridgehealth.org

COVID-19 Procedures:

The Carroll Hospital Market team is working on a plan for their 2020 market that keeps the health and safety of their patrons and vendors as utmost priority. Details are not yet available at this time; please stay tuned.

 

Carroll County Farmers Market

700 Ag Center Drive, Westminster

June 13 – September 5 • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturdays

October 3 • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

November 7 – December 19 • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays

www.carrollcountyfarmersmarket.com

COVID-19 Procedures:

-Customers & Vendors must wear protective face coverings at all times

-Shoppers must social distance 6 feet apart while shopping and waiting in line

-Please obey directional shopping signs and spacing lines on floor

-Please do not touch products, vendors will package/hand items to you

-Please be patient—this is new to all of us

-Please limit socializing

-No sampling will be allowed

-Purchased prepared foods must be taken off grounds for consumption

-Please pre-order when possible—see website for list of participating vendors

To view the Carroll County Farmers Market webpage guidelines dedicated to vendor and customer COVID-19 safety please click here.

 

If you would prefer to view this information in PDF form please click here: 2020 Farmers Markets COVID-19 Procedures