Market Guidelines

All customers must strictly follow new market rules:

Unless you are at high risk, please do not visit the market before 10am. Respect the priority shopping hour for those at high risk of COVID-19, this includes: seniors, pregnant parents, and immunocompromised populations.

 

Masks are required for entry and while waiting in line to enter. If you do not have one, we will provide you with a disposable mask. Customers are also encouraged to wash their hands or sanitize via the info booth on their way in.

 

The market has two entrances: Logan/Milwaukee and Whipple/Logan. All customers must enter and exit at either of these.  Entry/exit at any other point is prohibited, Market staff will be monitoring market capacity via walkie talkies and electronic clickers.

 

Expect to wait in line to enter the market, even if you pre-ordered. In order to help us maintain a safe number of customers in the market at once.

 

Limit your shopping party to 1-2 healthy shoppers per household. Shoppers must be free of any covid-19 symptoms.

 

Absolutely no product touching of any kind, vendors will select items for you. Reusable bags are welcome, however vendors will not be able to handle them.

Only 150 shoppers will be allowed in the market at once. Prepare a shopping list to help make your market visit as speedy as possible by and by pre-ordering from vendors below. Your total shopping time should be no longer than 30min, please be mindful as others are waiting.

 

Do not linger or socialize or plan to meet others in groups, think of the market as an outdoor grocery store. Market volunteers and staff will be throughout the market ensuring proper social distancing requirements are met.

 

SNAP/EBT customers are welcome. We will continue to offer the Link Match Program this season! Learn more about how to use SNAP/EBT at the market here.

 

No pets are allowed inside the market footprint, service animals are welcome.

 

We are no longer accepting compost drop-offs, but you can still sign up for a pick up service with our friends at Healthy Soil Compost.

 

The market will consist of farmers exclusively for the first few weeks, and will introduce bakeries and other value-added vendors slowly in the season. We will not be inviting any Prepared Food Vendors of any kind this year, however you can still shop and support many of them via our Virtual Market here.

 

Customers who fail to comply with expectations will be asked to leave. Violations of these rules may put us at risk for losing our permit and being forced to shut down. Changes will be made as needed and announced in the newsletter.

How to shop the market with SNAP/EBT

The info booth will process SNAP/EBT on behalf of all vendors.

 

(1) We ask that SNAP/EBT customers to review the vendor line up and product listing, and prepare their shopping list. Have an idea on how much you anticipate to spend at a given vendor.

(2) When you arrive through the INFO booth, we will process your Link Card and provide you with a receipt in the amount of X for the specific vendor. We recommend purchasing in increments of $5 or $10.

(3) We will match your purchase, dollar for dollar up to $25, see below for more info on the program

(4) You will present the receipt to vendor for your product, indicating what items you'd like to purchase, and they will present you with product.

Link Match Program

Below is a complete list of updated guidelines market management has prepared to operate the market safely. On mobile and having trouble seeing the sheet below? View the google doc here.

 

June 21 - October 25

Outdoors at Logan Blvd from Milwaukee to Whipple

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