What does it mean to be a good farmers market citizen during COVID-19? Beyond donning a mask and social distancing, it’s critically important that you shop with your eyes, not your hands. Please allow your farmer to select your items for you. Point to what you want. Please do not handle the produce! Our hands carry germs which can be transmitted to produce. Thank you for being diligent about this!
Also, as you enter and exit the market, please follow posted signs and placards. After parking in the rear of the church or in Owens Medical Plaze, enter on foot either at Shelbyville Road, the rear from the Parking Lot off Browns Lane, or at Browns Lane near Shelbyville Road. We added these entrances for your convenience near the car parks. We must strictly limit and control attendance to maintain social distances. This week several guests came in through the sides of the market! As Governor Beshear says, “You can’t be doing that!” Please come in through one of the entrance/exit tents so we can count you!
Guidelines set by our governing body, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, stipulate that we limit attendance and keep accurate occupancy counts. Our volunteers are working hard to do this. When you come in through the out door, the side, and through the caution tape, we struggle to keep our number of shoppers within recommended guidelines and thus, struggle to keep each other safe.
We are so glad to have you at the market! Please follow the guidelines, signs, and placards which are established for your safety. As always, if you don’t want to walk, order in advance and use the Drive-Thru off of Browns Lane. Thank you!