Thursday, July 16, 2020

Canton Farmers’ Market open on Sundays

The Canton Farmers Market is now open for the regular season at Preservation Park, located at 500 N. Ridge Road, with COVID-19 safety guidelines in place, organizers said.
The market will provide a safe and stress-free environment, where shoppers can take advantage of fresh food and local merchandise this market season,” they added.
The market will take place rain or shine from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. each Sunday through Oct. 25, and will feature a variety of local produce. Expected items for the first market include: beets, berries, broccoli, apples, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, eggplant and other produce.

All vendors and farmers market staff will be required to wear face masks and market-goers are also strongly encouraged to don protective face-coverings. In addition, the market shopping area will be fenced off with only one entrance and exit, located off of Ridge Road. Hand sanitizer will be available at these locations. Market-goers are asked to follow the directional signage, as well as social distancing protocols. As current executive order gathering size limitations remain in place, market-goers may be asked to cue and wait before accessing the market grounds depending on crowd sizes. No cooking demonstrations, kids' craft, or live music will be available.  In addition, no food sampling will be allowed, organizers said.
“The Canton Farmers Market staff and vendors are excited to open the regular market season offering fresh local goods at our weekly Sunday markets, but with new safety protocols in place to create a safe and positive shopping experience,” said Canton Farmers Market Supervisor Jennifer Franz. “There are so many benefits to buying locally, so we are happy to once again be able to provide this access to local produce and merchandise.”
Local vendors returning this season will include: Pick MI offering produce, eggs, and tortillas; The Cheese People of Grand Rapids offering cheese; Kapnick Orchard, offering apples, berries, and breads; and Lula Bre's Sweet Eats offering jams.
Bridge Cards are also accepted at the Canton Farmers Market.  Participants may bring their Bridge Card to the Bartlett-Travis House to exchange SNAP dollars for market tokens, and double the spending on fresh fruits and vegetables with Double Up Food Bucks. The market also accepts WIC Project Fresh and Senior Project Fresh.
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