COVID-19 and the

Manzanita Farmers Market

We are making the following changes & requests for the 2020 season, until further notice.

How We're Dealing With This

Guiding principles to inform decision making for the Manzanita Farmers Market during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Follow official mandates & regulations

    • Regulatory (e.g., Oregon Department of Agriculture, County Health Dept.)

    • National

    • State

    • City

  • Prevent spread of COVID-19

    • For vendors

    • For customers

    • For community members not participating in markets

  • Benefit area residents

    • Facilitate safe and streamlined sales opportunities for local businesses.

      • Specifically, businesses that meet the Manzanita Farmers Market’s vendor criteria which requires the vendor be the producer of their product, and located within 100 miles of Manzanita

    • Facilitate safe and streamlined purchasing opportunities for shoppers.

Expectations on the part of vendors, customers, and management

Vendor responsibilities and expectations:

  • Vendors are required to bring and wear masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Vendors each have their own hand washing station and/or sanitizing option at their own booth. This is for the vendor's own handwashing, and for sanitizing any surfaces touched by customers.

  • Every vendor has a designated Social Distancing Officer at their booth to reinforce the Market's protocols during the pandemic.

Market responsibilities and operations:

  • Hand washing stations and hand sanitizer will be for on-site farmers market volunteers, staff, and vendors. 

  • Nutrition incentive programs will continue to run (SNAP, DUFB, WIC/Senior FDNP). 

  • Zero-tolerance policy for coming to market when sick, for both staff and vendors. To support this we have adjusted our vendor policies to allow for vendor fee refunds up to and including the day of the market.

  • The market has the market manager acting as a Social Distancing Officer for the Market.

Customer responsibilities and expectations:

  • The Manzanita Farmers Market will offer online ordering for food and farm vendors.

    • Online orders may be placed Sunday through Wednesday here. 

    • Pick-up:

      • Park, and walk into the Market to pick up your orders from each vendor you ordered from. 

      • SNAP payment transactions will be conducted on-site.

      • MFM will assign time windows (15 minute increments) for customers to arrive to pick up their order

  • Products will also be available for sale on site.

  • Masks are required of everyone in the Market.

  • One person per household please.

  • There is one entrance and one exit for shoppers, in order to minimize congestion.

  • The number of shoppers in the Market at any one time is closely monitored by the market manager, and a socially distanced waiting line will be formed along the first base line (at the entrance to the market) when needed to regulate the flow of individuals into and out of the Market area to maintain plenty of space for physical distancing.

  • No touch shopping: Please do not touch any items unless you have already purchased them.

Thank you all!​




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