Covid-19 Special Announcement

Emergency Response Plan

We have been working very hard to establish Emergency Safety Guidelines in order to remain open and operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It’s important for all to remember that we are able to be open because we have been deemed an “Essential Service” by decree of state Governor Mike Dewine.

Read below for all we’re doing to keep our community healthy and safe.

GENERAL CHANGES

  • Masks are strongly encouraged for ALL customers; Vendors are REQUIRED to wear masks at all times.
  • NO re-usable bags or cartons will be permitted at market until further notice.
  • Please send one(1) member per family to make purchases.
  • Food samples are not allowed.
  • No customer or vendor exhibiting symptoms will be allowed to enter the market.
  • Per the Health Department, we will be limiting the number of customers allowed in to the designated market area. Please observe the maximum capacity sign at the entrance. We appreciate your patience if you must wait for entry.
  • We love chatting with our customers, however, the market cannot be a social event at this time. We ask that conversations with vendors and other customers be held to a minimum for your safety and ours.
  • Vendors will strictly enforce a “You touch, you buy” policy. We are asking that you please point to the item that you wish to purchase and vendors will bag the item(s) for you.
  • More strict guidelines and changes might be implemented at any time.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • The market begins at 8:00a.m., however, we are designating the time from 8:00-9:00a.m. for those that are considered vulnerable or at-risk shoppers
  • There must be 6′ between vendor canopies.
  • There must be 6′ between all people at the market ALL times.
  • No more than 1 customer is allowed at each vendor tent at a time.  Any others must wait to be served 6’ or more away.
  • The total number of shoppers will be limited (75 max.) by market staff. 
  • Customers will be asked to wait in their car if the market is full.

PRODUCTS + PAYMENT

  • Products should be pre-packed or bunched before the market.  In cases where that is not possible, customers can describe or point to the product that they want and the vendor will put it in a bag for them.
  • “No contact” payment forms such as Venmo, Paypal, or Square are preferred.
  • Vendors may accept credit cards, at their option, but must handle cards with dedicated gloves if accepted.
  • Some vendors are accepting cash, but only exact change is preferred. 
  • The market will still use SNAP tokens and disinfect them weekly.

 
DISINFECTION

  • CFM will provide hand-washing stations and hand sanitizer for customers and vendors.
  • Vendors must sanitize surfaces before, during, and after the market
  • Staff will sanitize public surfaces before, during, and after the market.
  • This implies both vendors and the market must use cleanable surfaces.
  • Gloves are highly advised and should be used if handling customer credit cards.

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