What to Expect at Farmers Markets This Season

Local as usual, safe in ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT GUIDANCE

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Many farmers markets will be operating this summer, including several that were closed in 2020! Vendors and market staff are following Vermont's Universal Guidance to ensure a safe but less restricted environment for shoppers and vendors alike. Please be patient with vendors and market staff as they are doing their best to comply with the guidance while still offering local products to their communities. As the public health situation evolves over the summer we expect markets to change the rules that patrons must follow. Please be flexible as markets work to adapt.

Here is what you can expect at markets this season:

  • Everyone will be happy to see you! Despite all the changes, markets will still be the place to see smiling eyes and get fresh local products.
     
  • SNAP/EBT & Crop Cash will still be accepted at participating markets! If you have received P-EBT for eligible children, you can use it at many farmers markets and take advantage of our Crop Cash match program.
     
  • Bring a face mask. Vendors and market staff are required to wear masks at this time. You can help by bringing your own mask to wear while you shop. Markets will have handwashing stations or sanitizer available at the market entrance.
  • Stay home if you are unwell or may have been exposed to the virus.
  • Check market websites or social media to learn about updates. Markets may be changing their rules throughout the season in accordance with the state and local guidelines.