Farmers markets are essential businesses and many are proving to be a safer way to shop for fresh, healthy, local products. Markets are outside where the risk of getting COVID-19 is very small, they are set up with good social distancing, hand-washing/sanitizing stations are set up around the market, and local foods have touched less hands between producer and customer than in grocery stores. Rest assured our market is also working hard to provide a safer place to shop.
As of now, St. Louis County Health has not changed their COVID guidelines. Our market will open under the same restrictions as in 2020. There will be NO events or activities that encourage crowds to gather, at least for now. However, please know that markets all over the country have set the bar for safer shopping experiences. We are happy we can offer fresh, healthy, local foods in a safe, social-distanced market. We are hopeful conditions will prove safe enough to lessen or lift restrictions sometime during our season.
Information on Safely Shopping at our Market during COVID-19
COVID-19 has NOT been shown to be spread by food.
However, if you are feeling sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19, please stay home!
WHAT CUSTOMERS SHOULD DO:
- Anyone entering the market must have on a mask
- Stay at least 6 feet away from other people
- Please pay attention to market signs and follow instructions
- Please sanitize before entering market
- Please be patient while shopping
- Avoid socializing beyond completing transactions
- Customers must leave the market as soon as their shopping is done
- All prepared food is packaged to-go. No eating at the market
- Some vendors may offer pre-order and pre-pay options
WHAT THE MARKET WILL DO:
- Staff will be required to wear masks
- We will have extra hand washing/santizing stations set up
WHAT VENDORS WILL DO:
- Vendors will be required to wear masks
- Vendors will offer touchless payment options when possible
- Vendors will have hand sanitizer at their booths
Thank you to our loyal customers. With your help and cooperation, the Ferguson Farmers Market can continue to be a source of fresh, healthy, local foods for our community. Let’s all look forward to when we can meet at community events again. Stay safe!