Easton, Pa
The Easton Farmers’ Market is scheduled to open on Saturday, May 2nd.  It will be shifting from Center Square in Easton to a new temporary home in Scott Park on Larry Holmes Drive for its 268th season.
“Since it was established in 1752, our market has survived world wars, the Civil War and the 1918 pandemic,” said Easton Market District Director Megan McBride. “If the market’s history and staying power have taught us anything in our 260+ years, it’s tenacity. No matter what, there will be an Easton Farmers’ Market. Yes, it’s going to be different this year, but there will be a market.” McBride said she and her team have worked over the last several weeks, determined to ensure America’s oldest, continuously-operating open-air market would open as scheduled on Saturday, May 2. “Farmers’ markets are vital,” McBride said. “Farmers markets support local farmers and producers, support our local economy, and provide access to fresh, healthy foods.”
Hours of operation:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturdays through November
First hour of shopping reserved for those 65+ and at-risk individuals
The change in location will afford both customers and vendors more room for socially-distant shopping.
While the market will operate differently this year, the goal will be to offer fresh foods from local farmers in an outdoor shopping environment that has fewer points of contact for shoppers.
Many have met the challenge of providing fresh, local foods through new online ordering sites, with some offering customers the option to pre-order and pick up their food directly at Easton Farmers’ Market.

Safety measures:

For the safety and well-being of shoppers, vendors, volunteers and staff, it is important that everyone follow these Market Safety Protocols during Covid-19 mitigation:

 

  • All vendors, shoppers, and EFM staff and volunteers must wear protective masks by order of the Commonwealth of PA Health Department.
  • First hour (9 am – 10 am) is reserved for shoppers age 65 and over, and for those with underlying medical conditions.
  • The Easton Ambassadors will control the number of shoppers in the market at any given time to ensure physical distancing.
  • Only one person per household in the market shopping area at a time.
  • Dogs are not permitted in the market shopping area at this time.
  • Wash your reusable bag before coming to the market.
  • Signage will be posted at the entrance to the market listing shopper safety guidelines – please observe and follow these guidelines.
  • Hand washing and sanitizer stations will be located at the market shopping entrances
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before entering market shopping area.
  • Pavement markings will indicate 6’ physical distancing.
  • Adhere to 6’ physical distancing while in the market. Give space to those around you, at least 6’ while shopping and waiting in line.
  • Only vendors and their staff may handle products; customers must not touch any produce or products before they are purchased.
  • Double tables will ensure 6’ distancing between shoppers and vendors at check out.
  • No ready-to-eat foods or beverages will be offered.
  • Do not consume any foods while in the market shopping area.
  • No sampling of products.
  • Vendors will have one person dedicated solely to handling money.
  • Stands will use two tables between shoppers and vendors to ensure 6’ distancing at check out.
  • Vendors will have hand sanitizer at their stand for their use and customer use.
  • EFM will provide additional hand sanitizers at INFO and EBT Tent.
  • There will be no announcements, live or recorded music, or entertainment of any type.
  • The EFM INFO tent will provide vendor maps, vendor product lists and payment information to help expedite your shopping trip.
  • Please pre-order online when possible. Visit www.EastonFarmersMarket.com for a list of vendors offering e-commerce.

 

 

 

 

Participating vendors, menus and ordering information:
See a list of participating vendors, menus and ordering info at eastonpublicmarket.com.
Fresh and nonperishable grocery items are available for curbside pick-up at the Highmark Farmstand. Food can be ordered 1-2 days in advance at store.eastonpublicmarket.com and shoppers can choose a pick-up time between 2-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday
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