Crescent City Farmers Market reopens its weekly Uptown location, at 200 Broadway Street, as a modified walk-up market with safety precautions in place.
The market returned for the first time on July 7 since shutting down operations in March during the pandemic. Shoppers can now visit the market from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays.
“We look forward to this return to a new normal. Please note, many of our vendors and shoppers are in a higher risk category for complications from Covid-19. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping these community members safe,” the Crescent City Farmers Market said via its website.
Crescent City Farmers Market also released details about modified operations at the Uptown market, including changes in vendor set up and expectations from shoppers.
The market will utilize OpenTable for reservations to limit crowd size at the location. Customers can reserve a time slot at 30-minute increments, with shopping groups limited to a maximum of two people.
Shoppers are required to wear masks, leave pets at home, shop quickly and limit socializing at the market.
Vendors will be set up to promote social distancing at their stalls, while wearing masks and not offering samples. For on-site purchases, vendors will accept cash, but exact change is encouraged. Shoppers can also pay through contactless services like Venmo. Pre-ordering through WhatsGood, the farmers market pre-order platform, is available from Friday through Sunday.
Market staff will also wear masks and provide sanitizing stations, among other safety measures.
In addition to the Uptown location, Crescent City Farmers Market also hosts drive-thru markets at Bucktown Harbor on Wednesday and at Parkway Bakery on Sunday.
Crescent City Farmers Market continues its partnership with Top Box Foods to create boxes full of CCFM vendor products for home delivery and pickup.