King County Public Health has approved the Auburn Farmers Market for another week! The market will be open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Les Gove Park. The market opened June 7 and has been opening based on weekly approval of approval from King County Public Health.
Here is a list of this week’s vendors: Auburn Farmers Market Vendors for Sunday, July 26, 2020
In response to COVID-19, the Auburn Farmers Market is joining markets across the nation in making modifications for the health and safety of its customers, vendors, staff, and volunteers safe. Below is a list of some of the changes provided by the market:
(The following information is directly quoted from the Auburn Farmers Market)
Self-Screening Health Checklist:
All staff, vendors, and volunteers will be required to self-screen with a set list of health questions before they enter the Market.
Limited Number Allowed in Market
Public Health is currently limiting the number of people inside of the market at a time. Because of this, customers may experience a bit of line to get in when they arrive at the Market. The waiting line outside the market will be clearly marked for physically distancing and clear signage will guide customers through both the waiting line and the Market.
Additionally, while we encourage customers to try to send just one member of a household, we understand that your household may need to shop together to pick up needed items. (And, customers will need to leave your dogs at home this year – unless they have a service animal).”
Vendors and staff are required to wear masks. In accordance with King County Public Health guidelines, the Market is strongly urging customers to wear a mask as well.
Market Layout – Go with the flow
The Market site is in a slightly different location, still at Les Gove Park, just off of 12th Street, slightly east from where it’s been the past few years.
There is just one entrance and exit to the market and a one-way flow of customers through the Market.
Vendor stalls are spaced 10 feet apart and markings on the ground indicate six feet from each vendor booth to help guide physical distancing requirements. Park restrooms are still currently closed to the public, but there is hand sanitizer available at the entrance and exit along with a hand washing station in the Market.
Staff and vendors will be sanitizing high touch surfaces throughout the day as well as washing hands often.
SNAP & EBT
The Market will continue to accept EBT and will be matching those EBT funds with SNAP Market Match. The EBT booth will be the first booth upon entering the Market for customers using EBT to get their tokens and then shop.