May 27, 2020 (Moscow, Idaho) -- Opening day for the 43rd season of the Moscow Farmers is set for Sat., Jun. 6. After months of preparation, staff and vendors are committed to offering a safe and welcoming modified Moscow Farmers Market for patrons. Help staff and vendors keep the Market open by abiding by the following guidelines:
- Do not enter the Market if you are sick or unwell.
- The hours of 8:00 am to 9:30 am are reserved for at-risk patrons to shop (at-risk is defined by the CDC as older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions).
- No more than 50 patrons may be in the Market footprint at any given time.
- Patrons will queue up and enter the Market via the 6th Street entrance, once directed by staff.
- Patrons are strongly encouraged to exit via 3rd Street to help staff keep an accurate count of patrons.
- Observe the Market's six feet social distancing cues while shopping and waiting in line.
- Shop efficiently:
- Make a list and check it twice
- Send one household member to shop when possible
- Limit interactions with other patrons and vendors
- Do not handle or touch vendor products and allow vendors to handle and bag your purchase. Patrons bringing their own reusable bags must bag their own products.
- Wash/sanitize hands frequently by using the handwashing and hand sanitizer stations throughout the Market.
- Use contactless mobile payment applications when available to minimize contact.
These guidelines will be posted at each Market entrance. Guidelines will update and adapt to the changing needs of the Moscow Farmers Market and the phased re-opening as outlined in the Idaho Rebound Plan. Failure for patrons to self-manage crowding may result in the Moscow Farmers Market being shut down for the 2020 season.
The Moscow Farmers Market is still a venue dedicated to providing food access programs. Backyard Harvest will offer the Shop The Market program for SNAP/EBT recipients. SNAP/EBT customers may visit the Backyard Harvest booth to process transactions and learn about any changes to the program. WA WIC and WA SFMNP benefits are welcome at the Moscow Farmers Market by select vendors. Look for signage at vendors' booths, or ask Market staff which vendors accept these benefits.
Are you a resident that participates in the Bicycle Benefits program? Learn more about the financial incentive of riding your bicycle safely to the downtown Moscow Farmers Market at https://www.bicyclebenefits.org/
For health and safety reasons pets, emotional support animals, and non-ADA service animals are limited to the sidewalks during Market hours. Emotional support animals are not covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act and are not permitted in the main thoroughfare with their owners.
The Moscow Farmers Market is nicotine-free. No vaping, tobacco chewing, or traditional smoking is permitted.
The Moscow Farmers Market will continue to offer the Motor-In Moscow Farmers Market as an option for both vendors and patrons throughout the 2020 season. Patrons and residents may shop from select vendors from the comfort of their home at https://www.localline.ca/motor-in-moscow-farmers-market
. Paid orders are available for contactless pick-up on Saturdays in the City Hall parking lot, 206 E. Third Street, Moscow. The online storefront opens Tue., 9 am until Thu., 9 am each week. For additional information about this curbside location, visit https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/824/Motor-In-Moscow-Farmers-Market
Visit the Moscow Farmers Market online for more about the 2020 season: