COVID-19 Support & Resources for Farmers Markets
(Updated June 22, 2020)
On Friday, April 24th, the Agency of Agriculture, the Department of Health and the Agency of Commerce & Community Development released updated guidelines for farmers markets that largely reflect those put forward by NOFA-VT, and - critically - support access to local food for customers using 3SquaresVT/SNAP benefits. We have continuously advocated for the safe operation of farmers markets during the COVID-19 crisis, and we are grateful to the administration for putting out clear guidance that will meet the needs of community members and support farmers during this critical time of year.
VT Agency of Agriculture Farmers Market Guidance (updated June 19th)
Stay up to date with Farmers Market Coalition COVID-19 updates and announcements
Farmers Markets Respond to COVID-19 — National Best Practices, Examples, and Resources
Follow the national farmers market conversation - subscribe to Farmers Market Coalition's listserv
Handwashing and sanitizer resources for farmers markets - please submit additional resources to [email protected]
FOR CUSTOMERS: What to expect at farmers markets this season (based on May guidance)
VT Farmers Market COVID-19 Check-in Calls & Coaching Cinics
Every other week, NOFA-VT and Farmers Market Coalition are hosting COVID0-19 mitigation clinics for Vermont farmers markets to bring their challenges to technical assistance providers in a small group setting with other market leaders.
NEXT CLINIC: Thursday, July 2nd, 1-2pm EST
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June 4th Recording; Password: 0L!*b?5?
May 21st recording (coming soon)
In addition to coaching clinics, NOFA-VT has been hosting regualar informal check-in calls for VT farmers markets.
NEXT CALL: Thursday, August 13th, 10-11am EST; Register HERE.