COVID-19

COVID-19 UPDATE: PHASE II MARKET LOGISTICS

Now a walk-up market! Guarantee your items by pre-ordering through our online store, and then pick up your purchases on foot from our local vendors. Or, wait to shop the market on Saturday mornings!

With the unfolding crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, CFM has moved swiftly to respond. We have modified everything from our location and business model, to our fees and revenue structure. The first eight weeks of our season featured a drive thru only market model. Customers placed online orders and then “drove” the market, picking up orders directly from producer stands. With peak produce season upon us, it is impractical for our farmers to continue with the drive thru only model.

With this in mind, CFM has pivoted to a hybrid market model offering both pre-order online sales as well as market day sales. Customers will still place their orders Tuesday - Thursday through our e-commerce site, but will now pick up purchases on foot from each producer’s stand. (View map and list of producers here.) Producers with available inventory that wish to provide additional on-site sales are permitted to do so. CFM encourages customers to pre-order in an effort to increase shopping efficiency and minimize contact points between our shoppers and producers. Since we have to limit the number of people in the marketplace at one time to allow for adequate social distancing, purchasing ahead of time will ensure that more customers will be able to access the market during operating hours.
The safety and well-being of our staff, producers, volunteers and YOU was our top priority planning the market this season, and we hope our care and concern will be apparent on each visit. Continue to distance socially and shop locally!
The following safety guidelines are in place for the walk up market:
  • Vulnerable populations shopping period reserved 9:00 am - 9:30 am. Masks required for entry.
  • Customers strongly encouraged to wear a mask while shopping at CFM.
  • Curbside pickup option available with reservations pre-ordered through online catalog.
  • Hand sanitizer stations available for all producers, staff, and customers. 
  • Please maintain 6' of social distance while at the market. 
  • Allow producers to bag your purchases.
  • No on-site food preparation allowed or ready to eat samples. All ready-to-eat foods will be pre-packaged before arriving at market. Food truck and other ready-to-eat purchases must be consumed outside of the marketplace. 
  • Maximum capacity in the marketplace is set at 600. 
  • Producer stands spaced 9’ apart. 
  • Like items will be grouped together to reduce the amount of time searching the market for particular products. 
  • Aisles will be at least 15’ wide to provide for ample distancing around producer stands. 

Still have questions? Read our Phase II Q&A Fact Sheet here.

  • Michelle White
    published this page 2020-06-18 21:59:22 -0400

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