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COVID-19 Market Guidelines

Our markets are opening on July 11th at the Hattie Carthan Community Market and August 2nd at the Hattie Carthan Herban Farm following the governor's executive order listing Farmer's Markets as Essential Businesses.

COVID Guidelines - Market Safety for Shoppers

We encourage you to please adhere to the following safety protocols to protect yourselves, your fellow shoppers, our Producers and helpers.

  • Wear a face covering inside the market space

  • Maintain a 6' distance between yourself, market staff, farm stand employees, and other customers

  • Try to keep your market shopping trip as quick as possible

  • Do not bring your dogs or bikes into the market space

  • Limit your party to 1-2 people and split up to finish shopping quickly

  • If you are sick, stay home

  • Do not pick up any products or produce at the farm stands, ask an employee to help you

  • If you sneeze or cough, do so only into a tissue (and immediately dispose of it) or into the crease of your elbow

  • Thoroughly wash your hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds

  • If hand washing is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

  • Wash all produce thoroughly before using it

  • Regularly wash your reusable produce bags

  • Be patient, and kind--we're all in this together

We are, and have been since the beginning of COVID-19, in constant contact with city health officials, and we continue to follow their guidance.

COVID Guidelines - Market Safety for Producers and Market Managers

We are, and have been since the beginning of COVID-19, in constant contact with city health officials, and we continue to follow their guidance. Our markets will operate in consultation with health officials and other market operators, we have implemented the following best practices:

  • Dramatically increasing the footprint of our markets to allow for shoppers to be be able to a maintain a healthy physical distance between each other

  • Adding additional chalk//tape lines to keep shoppers at least six feet apart

  • Requiring all market shoppers, staff, and Producers to wear a face covering

  • Assigning additional staff on the ground to regulate customer flow and ensure physical distancing

  • Allowing only Producers and their staff may handle products. Customers must not touch any produce or products until after they have purchased

  • Separating farm stand spaces with at least 10 feet of distance between the tents, more where possible, to reduce congestion

  • There is no sampling of products at markets until further notice

  • There is no selling of apple cider by the cup

  • All Producers must wear protective gloves

  • All farm stands must use vinyl or plastic table covers for easy sanitizing

  • All producers need to be sanitizing their stands regularly, primarily wiping down tables, terminals, cash boxes, etc.

  • Reminder notices to farmers about proper food handling will be provided

  • All staff and Producers must stay home if they are sick

  • All staff processing credit/debit/snap transactions must wear protective gloves

  • We will provide additional hand sanitizers at our market manager stations

Hattie Carthan market Alternative Sales

Our market is offering a variety of ways to purchase our products. In 2020, you are able to place your orders via our website by Tuesday at noon. Send us a message using the contact form here. Customers can pre-order and pick up at a market, or ask for direct home delivery. (Additional $5 Charge on Delivery)

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