Jul 01, 2020

I hope this email finds you all well and I hope you're all ready to open the market! We plan on moving forward with opening the market this weekend on July 4th rain or shine. Our operating time is staying the same, 9 am - 2 pm.

There are however a few changes to this season that I want to let everyone know about before opening.

The first big change this season is our location. We will be operating out of South Frontenac Rental Center's parking lot in Harrowsmith. We will be setting up on the grass at the south end in a straight line, with a few vendors possibly lining around the corner on days we're all there to form an L shape. This will allow for a one way flow of customers during Covid-19 operating. I will be there extra early this weekend to make sure everyone gets set up in the right spot. :)

We have a few extra precautions we are required to make this season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will have a hand sanitizing station set up at the entrance to the line. I also recommend that all vendors keep their own hand sanitizer at their table for use after handling cash. We will have signs to help customers maintain 6ft from each other at all times and to remind them not to touch items unless they plan to purchase them.

Customers will enter at one end of the market and exit the other end to help with maintaining distance.

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 we will not have access to washrooms this season as all public washrooms are closed, including the ones inside SFRC.

And finally I just want to remind everyone that there will be no food sampling or use of customer containers allowed for this season (not something a lot of us usually do but a friendly reminder just in case).

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about anything I've covered here. I look forward to seeing most of you at the market this weekend and the rest of you on market days to come!

Enjoy the sunshine!

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