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Wednesday, 03 June 2020 10:00

Market COVID Protocols

Shop safely, stay healthy!

Farmers markets have been deemed essential service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many aspects of the market have been modified to consider the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, vendors and customers. Please read our operational protocols and guidelines below to find out how you can help us create the safest environment possible during this difficult time. 

These protocols and guidelines are based on recommendations from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, the Salt Lake County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control. These regulations are subject to change as new information is generated and public health trends change.

DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET PROTOCOLS FOR CUSTOMERS:

  • Do not attend the market if you are feeling unwell
  • Know before you go – make a shopping list and have a plan
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distance 
  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Wash or sanitize hands often
  • One shopper per household
  • Use a credit card, debit card, cashless app or exact change when possible.
  • Shop quickly and efficiently
  • No gathering 
  • No pets (with the exception of service animals that are trained to respond to a specific medical condition)
  • Observe one-way traffic flow (signs and arrows posted)
  • Reusable bags are allowed
  • SNAP Exchange and Double Up Food Bucks will be available

DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET PROTOCOLS FOR VENDORS AND MARKET STAFF:

  • Meats, fruits, vegetables, packaged food and other agricultural products will be available.
  • There will be NO art and craft vendors, musicians, or other entertainment.
  • There will be no prepared food or eating at the market
  • There will be no food sampling
  • Vendors will be spaced 10 feet apart
  • Booths will have a delineated cue line and clear markings to ensure physical distancing
  • Vendors and staff are required to wear masks and use gloves when appropriate
  • Vendors and staff will sanitize surfaces every 30 minutes
  • Each vendor will be required to have their own hand washing station
  • Vendors and staff will be required to wear gloves and change them each time they change activities
  • Customers may NOT handle any product or self-serve
  • Vendors and staff will be sent home if they present any signs of illness.
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Thursday, 12 March 2020 14:45

Winter Market Closed for the Season

Rio Grande Winter Market Closed for the Season

Due in part to the coronavirus, and in part to last week's earthquake, there will be no more Winter Markets for the rest of this season. The Rio Grande Depot has been deemed uninhabitable due to the damage in the building. Also, with the rapidly emerging situation with Covid 19, we don't want to risk your safety, the safety of our vendors, or our staff. So, we're going to call it for this season. We are just as sad about this as you, but we think it’s the right decision.

That being said, we want to make sure you support the vendors you love and get the products you need. Many of our vendors are doing deliveries, have set up online ordering and pick-up points, and more. We will continue to share these innovative efforts on social media, in our newsletter, and on our website. We have a page at our website here where these efforts are listed, and we want to make sure we offer our patrons and our vendors the opportunity to keep economic activity going. Please email us if you have questions or ideas to share.

The more we can do NOW to stop the spread of the virus, the sooner we'll be able to see what the 2020 season of the Downtown Farmers Market will bring. We are still planning and thinking this through, and trying to come up with a plan that will still allow us to have a market, and to keep patrons, vendors, and staff safe. We will know more in the coming weeks as to what we will need to do, with guidance from state leaders and health department directives. We will communicate as much as we can as soon as we know it.

If you haven't had a chance yet, please read the Utah Leads Together plan which can be found here https://coronavirus.utah.gov/the-utah-leads-together-plan/.
The Utah Leads Together economic response plan recognizes the value of facing uncertainty with a dynamic, data-informed, and unified plan. It gives structure and order, to what can otherwise be an unclear and difficult reality.

We will do everything in our power to make markets happen and support our vendors for the benefit of our whole food community. If you have ideas, questions, or suggestions, please feel free to email us.

 

Sincerely,

Alison Einerson (UFCU Executive Director)
Nichole Mathews (Market Manager)
Erin Carlisle (Arts and Crafts Market Manager)
Carly Gillespie (Program and Development Manager)

 

WHERE TO FIND LOCAL PRODUCTS:

LOCAL PRODUCER ONLINE ORDERING WITH DELIVERY AND PICK-UP OPTIONS:

Handsown Homegrown Vendor Co-op
www.handsownhomegrown.com/collections
Veggies, yogurt, microgreens, kombucha, bread, mushroom and more…
Online ordering with delivery and discreet pick-up options available

Bitters Lab
https://www.bitterslab.com/shop
Online ordering

Canyon Meadows Ranch
www.cmrbeef.com/products
Online ordering or contact them directly to arrange delivery or pick-up

Vive Juicery
https://www.vivejuicery.com
Juice and produce (not necessarily locally sourced) boxes for pick-up or delivery

Lau Family Farms
https://laufamilyfarm.com
Online ordering of lamb and beef, with multiple pick-up locations

Mamachari Kombucha
http://www.mamachari.cc
https://www.instagram.com/mamachari_kombucha/
Visit their Instagram mamachari_kombucha for direct to customer sales information. Buy discounted cases of bottled kombucha.

Amore Spreads
https://amourspreads.com/buy-our-products-2/shop
Online ordering and shipping for spreads and gift certificates

Urban Pioneer Foods
https://www.facebook.com/urbanpioneerfoodsSLC/
Homemade, reheatable, family meals made with locally sourced ingredients when possible. Menus posted on Facebook and Instagram, email ordering, delivery in Salt Lake County.

Old Home Place Farm
 | 435-828-2166 - Kayla
Online ordering of grass fed beef, yak, pork, lamb, llama, pastured poultry. Email or call to get availability lists. 

 

LOCAL RETAIL OUTLETS THAT ARE STILL OPEN AND OFFERING LOCAL PRODUCTS: 

Caputo’s Market
https://caputos.com 
Local meats, cheeses, chocolates, eggs, etc…

Liberty Heights Fresh
https://www.libertyheightsfresh.com 
Local meats, cheeses, chocolate, produce, eggs, etc...



More information on the emerging situation can be found here:
Coronavirus.utah.gov
slchamber.com/coronavirus

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