Here Is How The 2020 Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market Will Operate

Monday May 4th, 2020

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The Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association has released more information on how the 2020 Farmers Market will operate.

In light of COVID-19, the Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market says that they are working closely with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and Farmers Market Ontario to ensure that social distancing measures and safety protocols are in place when the market opens.

“The Downtown Windsor Farmers Market is an integral part of the urban/farm linkage and provides residents and visitors access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and products,” said Brian Yeomans, DWBIA Chair. “We take the safety and wellbeing of market visitors and vendors very seriously and will be following established Provincial guidelines for social gatherings.”

Changes to the market include:

  • Limited to food vendors providing farm produce and products until such time as the Province opens non-food related businesses
  • Physical distancing measures at entry and exit points and between vendor booths, vendors and visitors
  • Division of site and one-way traffic flow in each direction
  • Hand-wash stations
  • Two operators per booth – one to handle produce/product and the other to handle payments
  • Complying with provincial orders on the number of customers accessing the site at any given time
  • Non-touch lined waste disposal receptacles

“Farmers Markets are deemed an essential service,” said Steve Green, Market Manager. “Vendors will only be selling farm-to-table produce and products and, until further notice, there will be no entertainment, Kids Korner, Chef Demos and piazza. In addition, we will be advocating a “shop – don’t stop” policy.”

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