This Saturday, May 2, the High Point Farmers Market will begin being opened its normal hours 8:30 am to 1 pm, every Saturday until October 31. In NC, farmers markets fall under the same classification as grocery stores & are considered an important source of food for communities, according to the NC Department of Agriculture.
The only vendors allowed at the Farmers Market are food vendors selling fresh, local produce including strawberries, lettuce, kale, swiss chard, spinach, green onions, herbs, microgreens, spring vegetables and hothouse tomatoes. Other food items available will include baked goods, peanuts, bread, jellies, chicken, pork and seafood.
Beginning this Saturday, the staff of the Farmers Market will be collecting food donations which will donated to local shelters. Drop items off at the Farmers Market table. Reminder that EBT/Snap is accepted at the High Point Farmers Market and due to the generosity of a donor the Market is able to offer Double the Bucks. For example, $5 on your EBT card equals $10 in Farmers Market tokens.
To protect the community and help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the High Point Farmers Market will operate under special guidelines until it is determined that it is safe to resume regular activities.
- Vendors will be set up in every other stall to accommodate social distancing.
- Vendors may not openly display produce on a table and are encouraged to provide a product list. However, vendors may place individual representative food items on the table that will be disposed of at the end of the day.
- Vendors will be required to wear gloves and wipe down their table with disinfectant after every transaction.
- Customers will enter and leave only through designated pathways.
- Customers will observe social distancing.
- If necessary, Farmers Market staff will limit the number of customers allowed in the vendor area.
- Freestanding hand sanitizer stations will be available for public and vendor use.
- The High Point Public Library will not be open.
Residents who are feeling unwell are asked to stay home. Residents also are asked to wash your hands frequently, cover their mouth with a tissue or the crease of the elbow if they cough or sneeze, and avoid touching their faces.