Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets says that is working with health experts and local officials to restart in Ballard and the University District.
If things go well, the return of the Capitol Hill farmers market on Broadway could soon follow.
Through our partnership with Public Health Seattle King County, the City of Seattle, and our Mayor’s Office, two markets will re-open this coming weekend: the University District and Ballard. Our shared concern is for everyone’s health and safety during the COVID-19, and we need you to do your part while supporting our local farmers.
The reopenings come as chain and independent grocers have remained open through the COVID-19 restrictions. The reopened farmers markets will have similar safeguards in place and are asking shoppers to be prepared:
“We are committed to working in partnership with the city and Public Health to reopen all markets with public health at the forefront of our plans,” Jennifer Antos, executive director of the nonprofit that organizes the markets, tells CHS. “We’re not ready to speak to specific dates for other markets just yet, but will keep you posted so you can help train shoppers and the neighborhood on what to expect!”
At the start of the outbreak, CHS spoke with Antos about the importance of the markets for fresh fruit, vegetables, and local goods as well as protecting the livelihood of local farmers and providers.
In the meantime, Antos says you can also help by donating to The Good Farmer Fund to help provide resiliency grants to support market vendors.
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