June 17, 2020 (Moscow, Idaho) -- The Moscow Farmers Market continues its tradition of
connecting local vendors with the community on Main Street and Friendship Square. The public is welcome to shop for fresh, perishable, agricultural products offered by a select number of vendors as part of the Moscow Farmers Market's modified operations in response to COVID-19. The Moscow Farmers Market occurs every Sat., Jun. through Oct., 8 am to 1 pm.
Patrons are encouraged to wear cloth face coverings while shopping the Moscow Farmers Market and especially when interacting with vendors. Cloth face coverings are not a replacement for social distancing and are to be used in conjunction with keeping a six-foot distance from others.
Help staff and vendors keep the Market open by following these guidelines:
- Do not enter the Market if you are sick.
- 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). If you are not in an at-risk population, please attend the Moscow Farmers Market after 9:30 am.
- A limited number of patrons will be allowed in the Market footprint at any given time; patron capacity is no more than 200. Adherence to the following is essential in ensuring the Market's continued operation in the 2020 season.
- Patrons will queue up and enter the Market via the 6th Street entrance, once directed by staff. Please use sidewalks to travel to the 6th Street entrance rather than using the main Market thoroughfare.
- Patrons utilizing the temporary ADA parking in the first bay of the Jackson Street lot may enter the Market from Friendship Square, once directed by staff.
- Patrons are encouraged to exit the Moscow Farmers Market once they have completed their shopping experience. Re-entry into the Market requires patrons to queue up at 6th Street entrance.
- Patrons desiring to access downtown businesses may use the natural cross walks at Friendship Square, 5th, 3rd, and 6th Street intersections with Main Street to traverse across the Market footprint to the downtown business.
- Observe the Market's six-foot 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 touch vendor products and allow vendors to handle and bag your purchase. Patrons bringing their own reusable bags must bag their own products. Please wash reusable bags prior to bringing to Market.
- Observe proper hand hygiene. 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 of patrons to social distance may result in the Moscow Farmers Market being shut down for the 2020 season.
The Motor-In Moscow Farmers Market is still available for patrons wishing to have a contactless pick-up option. Shop the online storefront each week from Tue. 9 am to Thurs. 9 am. The following vendors continue to offer products through the online storefront: Affinity Farm, Big Canyon Beef, Deep Roots Farm, K and C Farms, Living Soil Microfarms, Omache Farm, Palouse Prairie Farms, Pokey Creek Farms, ReMARKable Farms, Smoot's Flavor Farm, Swallowtail Flowers, Texas Ridge, Wing Over Farm, and Woodland Apiaries. New vendors include: Badpoodles Cards, Bagabond, Calhoun Family Fruit, CountryTime Alpacas, Kate Creates, KSmith Ceramics, Love's Kombucha, Peg's Pup Treats, The Little Shop of Serendipity, Tonnemaker Hill Farm. These new vendors offer a range of products like handmade signs and bags, alpaca fiber, homemade dog treats, canned kombucha, beeswax wraps, fresh fruit, and ceramic pieces.
Whether it's your first time visiting the Market, or you've been a core shopper since its inception, here are a few regular reminders:
- SNAP/EBT, WA WIC, and WA SFMNP benefits are welcome at the Moscow Farmers Market by select vendors.
- 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 one of several Moscow participants in the Bicycle Benefits program. Learn more about the financial incentive of riding your bicycle safely to the Market at https://www.bicyclebenefits.org/.
- The Moscow Farmers Market is a nicotine-free event. No vaping, tobacco chewing, or traditional smoking is permitted.
Visit the following resources for additional information about changes and modifications to the Moscow Farmers Market: