Health Information and Protocols
We would like to provide our customers and community with an update on the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market changes put in place recently that provides a safer and healthier environment to shop during this time of uncertainty. We want you to know that we take the safety and health of our customers very seriously.
Farmers’ markets have been deemed “essential businesses” under the New Mexican new public health order.
Since farmers’ markets are now formally deemed as an *essential business* they are not considered gatherings. There is no per-person limit, but we will continue to monitor the market and make sure social distancing of 6ft is upheld and no gatherings of any kind take place.
Our farmers are working hard to provide our community with the freshest food available. Not only do we believe our farmers’ market is safer than shopping in a conventional grocery store, but we believe it provides the freshest most nutrient rich foods available.
Here is a list of new modifications we have rolled out, in addition to our previously stated increase in cleaning protocols:
- To protect others, stay home if you are sick.
- Everyone must wear a face-mask when you are at the market.
- No customer handling of products.
- No reusable produce bags for the vendor to fill at this time. Personal shopping bags are fine.
- Do not place your personal bags on vendors tables.
- All vendors and staff must wear masks and gloves.
- All vendors must have hand-washing stations or hand sanitizer on hand.
- The Cafes will sell to-go items only.
- There is no seating or tables available for eating or socializing.
- The garage doors will be open and many of our vendors will be outside. Giving our customers an option to shop outside.
- Vendor Booths are spaced out 8 to 10 feet apart.
Current events mean that the landscape changes every day. We are doing our very best to serve the farmers who rely on direct market sales for their livelihood, providing the community with the freshest, healthiest food available, while considering the safety and health of everyone involved. The short supply chain of local food is now more important now than ever and we will continue to strive to bring those products in the safest and most effective way possible.