Cross Street Farmers’ Market to Open on May 16th

| April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today, Caves Valley Partners (CVP) and CANAdev announced the 2020 season of the Cross Street Farmers’ Market will kick off on Saturday, May 16th. The farmers’ market will run every Saturday from 9am to 12pm through October 24th, with the exception of July 4th and September 5th.

Vendors will span the length of E. Cross St., between Light St. and Charles St., along the south wall outside Cross Street Market.

Following recommendations from the Maryland Department of Agriculture, the use of vendor stalls will be temporarily limited to essential producers. All prepared foods will be pre-packaged and no cooking, food preparation, or sampling will be permitted.

Until restrictions are lifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, vendor stalls will be spaced at least six feet apart. Hand sanitizer stations will be added, as will signage advising shoppers to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing. All seating, entertainment, games, and activities will be postponed until restrictions are lifted.

The first hour of the farmers’ market (9am to 10am) will be reserved for senior shoppers who are 60 or older. CVP and CANAdev said in a press release that all shoppers are urged to keep visits simple and short, limit attendance to one member per household, and pre-order for quick and contact-free pick up.

Cross Street Farmers’ Market will be cashless until further notice.

“We’ll operate as a safer, more convenient open-air grocery store,” said Candice Coolahan, Marketplace Manager at Cross Street Market, in a press release. “Especially given the demand for essentials, we’re focused on supporting our local farmers and small business owners, and providing our community with fresh food. We look forward to welcoming back our artists, artisans and musicians once restrictions are lifted.”

Cross Street Market is currently closed to the public, but vendors continue to offer carry-out and delivery seven days a week.

Read’s articles detailing the different aspects of the Cross Street Market redevelopment here.

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