Mentor - Some good news for residents and vendors in Mentor.
The amended Ohio Department of Health Director’s Stay at Home Order signed on April 2nd identified farmers markets, along with farm and produce stands, as essential businesses and as such may open when following required guidelines.
The Mentor Farmers Market will open as scheduled on Friday, June 26th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Garfield Park, 7967 Mentor Avenue.
"We are happy to be able to support our local farmers and to offer this service to Mentor residents," says Kenn Kaminski, Director of Mentor Parks and Recreation, "The Mentor Farmers Market offers an opportunity for residents to purchase fresh-picked fruits and vegetables along with farm related items like honey, baked goods, flowers, and teas.”
The set guidelines for the opening include:
- To ensure the safety of shoppers, vendors and city staff, modifications to the weekly farmers market will include:
- Designated six-foot distances between people
- Vendor stands spaced 6 feet apart
- Hand sanitizer stations
- Separate operating hours for seniors and at-risk individuals
- Requirement for vendors, city staff and volunteers to wear cloth face coverings as recommended by CDC guidelines
- Only whole, uncut produce and pre-packaged items will be sold. No sampling of any food will be permitted
The first hour (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM) will be designated for senior citizens and at-risk individuals only. They ask all other shoppers to arrive after 3:00 PM to help protect the most vulnerable citizens.
For more information about the Mentor Farmers Market or to inquire about becoming a vendor, click here or call Wildwood Cultural Center at (440) 974-5735.
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