On July 4 the socially distant St. Matthews Farmers Market returns to our home at Beargrass Christian Church as part of the church’s phase 1 reopening and the #healthyatwork guidelines. We also return to normal operating hours of 8 a.m. to 12 noon. We welcome you! We are so grateful to Mercedes Benz of Louisville for hosting us these last 6 weeks. And to Owens Medical Plaza for permitting parking in their lot.
The market is still a transactional in and out market. There is no on-site seating. Masks are still required for entry and shopping. Attendance will be strictly controlled for everyone’s safety. Only 1 person at a time may transact business at a vendor booth. Please allow your farmer to select your produce. Please do not touch produce. If you touch it, you buy it.
Additional farms and vendors are able to join us as the market wraps the entire church parking lot to allow social distancing and larger booth spaces. Don your mask and queue up. Chalk on the ground indicates waiting areas and we have volunteers to help organize parking, entry, and queue lines to keep everyone safe and socially distant as we work to flatten the curve.
A few things are counter-intuitive to our market culture but are part of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture operating guidelines and CDC recommendations so please help us by observing these rules.
No reusable shopping bags. They can carry the virus. Hard carts which can be wiped down are permitted. We have sanitizer and bleach on-site. We understand we’ve been training ourselves for 10 years to remember our bags. Please, for this year, leave them at home.
One of the joys of shopping the market is inspecting and fingering the produce. Is this tomato firm? Is this peach soft? However, this year, only farmers may touch the products. You are not permitted to touch the produce. Allow your farmer to handle and bag your produce. Point to what you want. Our hands carry germs. Once you have touched an item, you must purchase it. Thanks for understanding.
We are not permitted to have seating on-site or live music. We regret we cannot open the restrooms at this time.
We will still have a convenient drive-through off Browns Lane near Shelbyville Road under the trees. Pre-order from your favorite farms and vendors by visiting their websites. https://smfarmersmarket.com/about-smfm/covid19-special-operating-procedures/pre-order-and-pick-up-at-the-market/
Please don’t come if you are sick.
Learn more about our on-site vendors here. https://smfarmersmarket.com/on-site-vendors/
Find the map of producers here. https://smfarmersmarket.com/market-map/
Familiarize yourself with our rules and regulations during COVID-19 here. https://smfarmersmarket.com/about-smfm/covid19-special-operating-procedures/rules-procedures/
See you Saturday!