23 Aug 2021

CBDA Farmers Market Will Remain Safely Open

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(Coos Bay) – The Coos Bay Downtown Association (CBDA) Farmers Market will remain open through October 27th, with additional safety protocols. All social activities and programs, entertainment, music, and buskers are suspended but may be reinstated later in the season as the CBDA and Farmers Market management can safely do so, per the Covid 19 guidelines and regulations. Sampling, demonstrations, and interactive displays are suspended for the season, until further notice. All staff, volunteers, and vendors are now required to wear masks during Market hours.

Farmers Market Manager Melissa Hasart says, “The number one priority during the COVID-19 pandemic has been and continues to be everyone’s safety as we make farm fresh products available to our community.” The CBDA Farmers Market is an Essential Grocery-Retail Open Air Market, not a “Social Gathering” site. The market will continue to safely feature a wide variety of goods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade bread, jams, jellies, candy, soaps, makeup and lotions, oils, and hand-crafted wares from local artisans.

  • All vendors will have hand sanitizer and masks at their booths.
  • All the high touch areas will be frequently sanitized by vendors and Market staff.
  • There will be Hand Washing Stations throughout the Farmers Market.
  • There will be no customer contact with products prior to purchase.
  • The Farmers Market is Take-Out and To-Go only. There is no designated dining area in the Market.
  • All food is prepared at the Market will be made in fully enclosed food trucks or trailers.
  • Masks are highly recommended but not required for all those attending the Market.

 

The CBDA Farmers Market is located on Central Avenue between Highway 101 South and 3rd Street, 2nd Street between Anderson and Commercial Avenue, and 2nd Street corner parking lot by Jennie’s Shoes in downtown Coos Bay. It will be open every Wednesday through October 27th from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm with the first hour being requested for senior citizens and vulnerable customers. Hasart says “Don’t forget the Three Do’s of the Market, 1) grab and go, 2) social distancing, and 3) wear a mask.”

For more information about the Farmers Market, contact Melissa Hasart at (541) 266-9711.

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