Your PCFMA Farmers’ Market and Coronavirus

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Posted June 17, 2021

With COVID case counts on the decline and the state of California in the process of reopening, we are modifying the safety guidelines that we have had in place at our farmers’ markets. This includes not asking vaccinated individuals to wear masks in the market. However, we still need your help to maintain a safe and friendly environment, and ask you to continue to follow these guidelines when you visit: 

  • If you are sick, stay home and ask a friend or family member to pick things up for you instead 

  • If you are not vaccinated, wear a mask  

  • Do not crowd in stalls, allow other customers their space to shop 

  • Even if you are vaccinated, bring a mask to wear so that if asked by a vendor, you can wear it while shopping in their stall 

  • Allow vendors to pick out produce for you if that is the vendor’s preference 

  • Wash your reusable produce bags between visits 

  • Continue to be patient 

 

Below is a list of operational procedures for our markets that we will continue to follow for the time being and PCFMA Market Manages will enforce:  

  • Ensure that vendors do not offer samples 

  • Ensure that vendors do not allow overcrowding in their stalls 

  • Request unvaccinated vendors to continue to wear masks 

  • Require unvaccinated market staff to continue to wear masks 

  • Provide masks for our staff to carry with them and use if requested by a customer they are helping 

  • Provide handwashing stations or hand sanitizer stands for customers where possible 

  • Require producers/farmers to bring handwashing stations or hand sanitizer and gloves for their staff 

  • Require farmers allowing customers to pick out their own produce to provide hand sanitizer or disposable gloves/bags for customer use  

 

We plan on allowing musicians to return to our markets by the end of the month. As conditions continue to change, please keep an eye on our website and our market Facebook pages for updates about safety procedures, market activities, and re-openings. Thank you for working with us and our farmers to help keep our markets safe. 

Remember to:

  • Wash all produce thoroughly before using it
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often for at least 20 seconds
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, sneeze or cough into a tissue or into the crease of your elbow
  • Wash your reusable produce bags between visits