Working with Covid-19: Farmers Market Best Practices

May 7, 2020

In response to farmers markets essential classification granted by Governor Bullock, NCAT, CFAC, AERO, and the Montana Department of Agriculture have released a comprehensive document outlining Covid-19 Farmers Market Response and Best Practices.

The list of recommendations includes:

  • Market Best Practices
  • Social Distancing Requirements
  • Market Setup
  • Alternative Marketing Methods
  • Vendor Food Safety

For Consumers

Want to support local food at farmers’ markets this season? Expect to be asked to:

  • Frequently wash your hands
  • Move in a one-direction line through the market
  • Keep 6 feet distance between yourself, other customers, vendors, and non-family members
  • Choose pre-bagged produce, and avoid touching anything that you will not purchase
  • Pay with credit/debit card or pre-pay before the market to avoid handling cash

Montana Farmers Market Network CoVid-19 Farmers Market Response & Best Practice

Alternative Energy Resources Organization

Mailing address: PO Box 1558, Helena MT 59624-1558

Physical address: 32 S Ewing St #314, Helena MT 59601