Thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening day of the market despite the rainy weather. It was so great to see all of you come out to support our vendors. Please tag us in any market photos or food photos made with market ingredients that you post on Facebook or Instagram. We love staying connected with our community!
We will have more delicious fruits and veggies this week including strawberries, rhubarb, broccoli, squash, green beans, asparagus and more. In addition to our returning vendors, this week we are joined by Albeke Farm and Fulton Family Farm, which will mean even more delicious fruit at the market.
For a complete list of vendors and to find out where your favorite vendor will be this week, visit our market map.
Knife and Tool Sharpening
Have you let your knives and tools get dull over the winter? You deserve sharp knives to cut all the herbs and vegetables from the farmers market. Bring your favorite kitchen knives and/or tools to Dragonfly Forge this Sunday for sharpening. You can even pre-order the sharpening services, and if the knives aren’t ready by the time you are leaving the market, he will deliver them to your home!
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 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
- 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
Written by Emily Murnen, WFM Market Manager