Northbrook Farmers Market begins -- with safety in mind

  • The Northbrook Farmers Market begins its 12th season Wednesday, June 17, in downtown Northbrook. Unlike the more carefree days shown in this picture from last year, however, there are new rules in place with COVID-19 safety in mind.

    The Northbrook Farmers Market begins its 12th season Wednesday, June 17, in downtown Northbrook. Unlike the more carefree days shown in this picture from last year, however, there are new rules in place with COVID-19 safety in mind. Courtesy of Northbrook Farmers Market

 
 
Updated 6/19/2020 12:23 AM

With COVID-19 safety in mind, the Northbrook Farmers Market will kick off its 12th season Wednesday, June 17, in the parking lot of Meadow Plaza in downtown Northbrook. The same popular vendors and some new ones will offer farm-fresh and artisan foods.

As essential businesses under state and national pandemic regulations, farmers markets serve as a key component in preserving local and regional food production and supply.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

But the shopping experience will be different.

To promote the health and safety of everyone, new rules include face coverings, physical distancing, hand sanitation, shopping in one direction and use of only one entrance and exit. Where contactless payment is not available, customers will pass their payment to vendors using a tray to eliminate hand-to-hand contact.

Those who are sick should stay home.

No dogs will be allowed this season. If possible, children should be left at home, as well.

As in past years, LINK cards can be used and families will receive a match of up to $25 extra per market day.

The all-volunteer market is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 14, except in the event of severe weather.

For more information, visit www.NorthbrookFarmersMarket.org.

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