Category: COVID-19

Oregon Farmers Markets Association (OFMA) COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Guidelines/Toolkits

Oregon Farmers Markets Association

This resource has been developed for farmers markets, based on the original essential business exemption guidelines, plus the newest retail guidelines and restaurant guidelines available from the Oregon Health Authority, and has been reviewed and approved by state officials at the Oregon Department of Agriculture as appropriate interpretations for the farmers market community.

 

Published May 18, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Market Policy

Alaska Farmland Trust and Alaska Farmers Markets Shop Safe & Local Sign

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Signage

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Published May 15, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Promotional Material

WSFMA Signage for Safe Market Operations

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Signage

WSFMA curated gallery of “safe market” signage, including examples from the Washington State Department of Health and the CDC as well as Seattle’s Neighborhood Farmers Markets, Poulsbo Farmers Market, Bellingham Farmers Market, and others.

Published May 14, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Other

Agricultural Institute of Marin: Setting Up Your Farmers Market Booth Under COVID-19 Guidelines

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Guidelines/Toolkits

Farmers Markets are essential services during the current Shelter-In-Place order. This video shares some helpful tips for Market Participants (vendors) setting up their booth at farmers markets during the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Published May 12, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Market Policyvideo

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets: Farmers Market Guidance

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | State/Local Guidelines

The Agency of Agriculture recognizes the importance of farmers markets to our farmers, communities, heritage and culture.  We are excited to announce that farmers markets will be able to re-open on May 1, following guidance from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, the Vermont Department of Health and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development.

This guidance is intended to help farmers markets’ serve communities and provide direct access to
healthy, nutritious foods, while also supporting local farmers and food businesses.

 

Published May 12, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource State & Local Policy

District of Columbia: Mayor’s Order 2020-058

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | State/Local Guidelines

Mayor Bowser Issues Order Establishing Social Distancing Protocols for Food Sellers and Requirements for Farmers’ Markets to Operate During Public Health Emergency

 

Published May 12, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource State & Local Policy

SNAP: COVID-19 Waivers by State

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | State/Local Guidelines

On April 10, 2020, USDA issued a letter denying several types of waivers requested by state SNAP agencies that do not meet requirements for approval.  FNS is working to add those requests to the individual state pages listed in the link below.

 

Published May 12, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Online DatabaseState & Local Policy

ILFMA: 10 Tips for Marketing Your Farmers Market During COVID-19

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Guidelines/Toolkits | Partner Organizations | Webinars

WEBINAR: Market managers are presented with the difficult task of marketing their market’s upcoming opening while also making sure they’re communicating to vendors, staff volunteers, and shoppers a myriad of new rules for operating a market during COVID-19. So, how do market managers make it all happen…and still sound hopeful and excited for the upcoming season? In this webinar, ILFMA will cover 10 tips for marketing your farmers market that you can incorporate into your PR and communications efforts right now.

 

Published May 12, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Webinar

CA Alliance of Farmers’ Markets: Practices at Market in Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Guidelines/Toolkits | Partner Organizations | Webinars

WEBINAR: The California Alliance of FarmersMarkets hosted a COVID19 Response/Best Practices webinar. We had a panel of speakers that represented farmersmarkets across California.

Our Call to Action: Market operators and managers everywhere, we invite you to join forces as we ~UNITE~ and ~RISE~ to the occasion of keeping our markets OPEN and SAFE.

Go here to find up-to-date COVID19 farmersmarket resources/best practices.

Published May 12, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Webinar