2020 Yarmouth Farmers Market Will Observe New Safety Protocols in response to CoVid-19 Outbreak
Market Runs Thursday, June 4th – Thursday, October 15th 3-6pm
Yarmouth, Maine - The Yarmouth Farmers Market will return for a sixth season on June 4th with new protocols in place to keep both vendors and customers safe in the midst of the CoVid-19 outbreak.
Farmers Markets are considered “essential businesses and operations” by the Governor’s Executive Order (3/24/20) and our vendors look forward to being a trusted source of safe, fresh, locally grown food this season.
To keep us all safe, we will rearrange the layout at our location outside 317 Main Community Center on Main Street to allow for more social distancing. Vendors will wear masks and gloves and we’ll provide hand washing stations and hand sanitizer for both vendors and customers. We encourage customers to pre-order from vendors when possible. (Links will be provided at yarmouthfarmersmarket.org) In 2020 the market will run outdoors rain or shine. (No indoor location.) All food will be packaged to go only and there will be no outdoor seating available.
We ask all shoppers to adhere to the following guidelines during the pandemic.
If you’re feeling sick, please stay home.
Wear a face covering.
Maintain 6ft physical distancing and follow signage.
Take advantage of hand sanitizer dispensers and hand washing stations. Limit the number of members from your household attending the market. Order ahead from vendors when possible and pick up pre-order at market info booth. (Links on web and weekly newsletter)
If possible, pay with credit card or, when using cash, make exact payment.
There will be no food consumption or tastings at the market in 2020. Prepared foods will be “to go” only.
Confirmed seasonal vendors for the 2020 season include:
Alchemia — Hand-rolled Italian pasta & desserts Organic produce
NEW Clover Hill Bread — Bread, rolls, bagels
NEW Creamed Baking Company – Sweet baked goods
NEW Dafni – Greek olives, oil, herbs, and tea
Empanada Club – Fresh Empanadas to-go
Fork Food Lab- Prepared foods from new food entrepreneurs
Liberation Farmrs- Produce, Maine grains, woven baskets
Liquid Riot – Maine Craft Beer
Niyat Catering – Ethiopian food (to-go only)
NEW Riverside Farm – Organic produce, honey
NEW Sea Lyon Farm – Produce, jams, pickles, lavender
Stillbrook Acres – Dairy Products, meat, eggs
Snobird Shave Ice – Shave ice (seasonal truck)
Tender Soles Farm – Organic produce, seedlings & flowers
NEW Tiny Roots Organic Farm – Microgreens & organic produce
West Maquoit Vinegar – Vinegars crafted from Maine Beers
Food trucks will continue to be present at the market, but the food will be to go only. Participating food trucks include, Mr. Tuna, Greeks from Peaks, Totally Awesome Vegan Food Truck, Mainely Meatballs and Vantage Point Chowder on a rotating schedule.
Once again, the market is pleased to offer food assistance for Yarmouth residents through our Food Voucher Program. $15 vouchers are being distributed through the
Yarmouth Schools and the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry. A limited supply will also be available at the information booth at the market. We are grateful to the following sponsors for supporting the Voucher Program at a time when many families will need extra help. Thank you Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors, First Parish Congregational Church in Yarmouth, Legacy Properties, Island Treasure Toys and Machias Savings Bank (Foundation).
We are also grateful to 2020 market sponsors without whom this community enterprise would not be possible. Thank you to Yarmouth’s Economic Development Advisory Board, 317 Main Community Music Center, Key Bank, People’s United Bank, Legacy Properties, Estabrook’s and Rhizome marketing.
Every dollar spent at the Yarmouth Farmers Market goes directly to Maine farmers and small business owners. Thank you for making us a healthy habit in 2020!