The Woodstock Farmers Market staff and board are so excited for opening day this Sunday, June 7th! While the market looks a lot different this season, our commitment to providing our community with the opportunity purchase local foods from our amazing vendors remains the same.
There will be limited amounts of strawberries at the market, and you will also find greens, rhubarb, asparagus, potatoes, meat, eggs and so much more. In addition to your favorite returning vendors, we are joined by Little Sun Farm a Native owned farm that grows a wide variety of cooking and salad greens, roots and culinary herbs, as well as the classic favorites (tomatoes, peas, beans, cucumber, etc.).
Due to social distancing, our vendors are much more spaced out, and some vendors are in different spots.
For a complete list of vendors, visit our market map.
It’s June, which means it’s time to fill up your raised garden beds with veggies to enjoy throughout the summer. Mountainside Herbal Nursery and Amica Farm will have starts on Opening Day. Whether you want to plant tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, herbs, broccoli, fennel, squash or cucumbers, we’ve got you covered!
You can now preorder directly from several Woodstock Farmers Market vendors through the WhatsGood app! We accept credit cards, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP), and Double Up Food Bucks as payment. Products now available for preorder include garlic, lettuce, plant starts, kombucha, and much more! More vendors are joining the app soon.
If you are interested in preordering, check out our website on how to preorder with your favorite vendors.
New Market Layout
Operating the Woodstock Farmers Market in a safe way is our top priority, which is why we are implementing a dedicated entrance and a dedicated exit this year. Our entrance will be on SE 47th, and the line will wrap around on Woodstock. Shoppers will be able to exit the market on Woodstock.
Safety Precautions at the Market
Having a dedicated entrance & exit is just one of the safety measures we are implementing. Additional measures include:
- Limiting the number of shoppers in the market at one time
- Increasing the space between booths to encourage social distancing
- Requiring personal protective equipment for staff, volunteers, and vendors
- Requiring hot food to be take-out only — no eating at the market
- Removing all tables and seating
- Requiring vendors to pre-bag produce to eliminate scales and weighing
- Requiring vendors to have hand sanitizer or hand washing station available at checkout
- Canceling music, kids program, community/sponsor booths, and special events until further notice
- Requiring sick staff, vendors and customers to stay home and not attend market
Check out our website for a complete list of safety precautions.
We will continue to do everything we can to make our market the safest source of fresh, local food possible, but we need your help to make that happen. In addition to the policy changes that we are implementing, we’re asking the following of our customers:
- Maintain physical distance of at least 6’ between yourself and other shoppers, vendors, and staff
- Do not touch any products! Vendors will select the items for you
- Hand-washing and hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the market — please use them before & after shopping
- Eating at the market is not permitted — all foods are to-go only
- Consider online ordering from your favorite vendors to limit the amount of time at the market
- Send only one member of your household to shop at the market, if possible
- Come prepared with a list of items to decrease the amount of time spent at the market
- After completing your purchases, please do not linger in the market space
- Wear masks while at the market
- Read signage at market and follow instructions — there will be entrances and exits to booths, and limits to the number of people who can be in a booth at one time
- Please do not come to the Farmers’ Market if you are sick or may have been exposed to COVID-19
We are excited to see you (with masks on!) on opening day!
Written by Emily Murnen, WFM Market Manager