5 Tips for Visiting Farmers Markets While Social Distancing


Eating healthy is on the top of everyone’s priority list these days and no place gives you more beautiful, healthy options than a local farmers market.  Many markets are now open but there are some things you should be aware of before going.  Here are five tips to help you navigate the farmers market while social distancing:

Be Healthy
If you are ill or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. According to Naperville Parks, if you have had symptoms you need to wait until you have had no fever for 72 hours, your other symptoms have improved, and it has been at least 10 days since your symptoms first appeared.

Wear a Mask
You are required to wear a face covering at all times while in the farmers market when a minimum of 6-foot distance cannot be maintained from others.

Wash Your Hands
It is suggested you wash your hands before and after you visit the farmers market.  Keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer in your car is a great option. All products purchased should be washed before eating and using.

Know the Rules
In most farmers markets, there will be signage letting you know what additional rules they may have.  Typically, they will have one entrance and exit so they can control the flow of the crowd, there is no sampling of food from vendors, and if you bring your own reusable bag you will be required to place your products in the bag on your own.

Be Kind and Patient
Keep in mind that this is a stressful time for everyone.  Be kind to others, say “thank you” to the vendors, maintain your social distancing while waiting, and enjoy all the beauty the farmers market has to offer.

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