Category: COVID-19

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

COVID-19 and Virginia’s Farmers Markets Protocols

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Guidelines/Toolkits

We believe that farmers markets provide vital food access services to our community, and we will continue to do so as safely as possible The health, safety and overall wellbeing of our farmers market community is always our top priority.

With this in mind, we have been closely monitoring the rapidly-changing situation around COVID-19 (commonly referred to as coronavirus), responding to new information as it arises and preparing for all possible scenarios, with the goal of farmer’s markets continuing to safely serve Virginia’s communities.

As the spread of COVID-19 has become a reality in Virginia, market operators are developing communications, preparing contingency plans and, in some regions, beginning to modify operations. Some public health officials may require that markets close until the outbreak diminishes.

To help market operators adapt to this rapidly changing economic and public health situation, the Virginia Farmers Market Association has compiled information and recommendations from farmers markets, state associations, health departments and the Centers for Disease Control.

 

Published May 11, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Market Policy

Alaska: COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR FARMERS MARKETS

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Guidelines/Toolkits | State/Local Guidelines

We believe that farmers markets provide vital food access services to our community.

Under the Governor’s Health Mandates, Farmers Markets, like grocery stores and supermarkets, are considered “essential businesses.” To help market operators adapt to this rapidly changing economic and public health situation, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Alaska Farmers Market Association have compiled information and recommendations from farmers markets, state associations, health departments and the Centers for Disease Control.

 

Published May 11, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource State & Local Policy

Nutrition Incentive Hub: COVID-19 Nutrition Incentives Response

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

This resource is intended to be a working document, comprised of practitioner perspectives and ideas. The attached information is not intended to be a formal endorsement of any practice. If you would like to provide input, email Abigail Warren at awarren@fairfoodnetwork.org.

Includes:

  • Areas for Adaptation
  • Opportunities & Resources

 

Published May 11, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Other

Safe Supply Field Guide

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Guidelines/Toolkits

SAFE SUPPLY is an outdoor grocery store designed to support local food producers and provide communities with a safer shopping alternative during the COVID-19 pandemic.

INSIDE THE GUIDE:

  • Vendor Guidelines
  • Vendor Tent Layout Diagram
  • Market Layout Diagram
  • Things We Learned Along the Way

 

Published May 08, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Market Policy

Oxford Community Market: Farmers Markets During Crisis

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Management and Operations | Market Guidelines/Toolkits

Ideas for Keeping Your Market Open & Safe

 

  • Sample Safety Plan
  • Not Business As Usual: Process of Elimination
  • Communication: Reassuring Your Customers
  • Communication: Supporting Your Vendors
  • Create Vendor Guidelines For Your Market
  • Creating Visual Cues to Enforce Safety Guidelines
  • Streamlining Your Market Space
  • Create Hand Sanitizing Stations
  • The 6 Feet Rule
  • Barriers: Managing the Entrance & Flow of Traffic
  • Consider Offering Modified Online Ordering & Curbside Pick-Up

 

Published May 08, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Market PolicyPresentation

MIFMA: How to Clean SNAP Tokens

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Guidelines/Toolkits | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

How to Clean SNAP Tokens

Hard surfaces can harbor bacteria and germs. Attached are some steps you can take to improve the cleanliness of your market’s tokens and protect the safety of your market’s customers, vendors, and staff.

Includes:

  1. How to Clean Metal or Plastic Tokens
  2. How to Clean Wooden Tokens
Published May 07, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Market Policy