Market COVID Protocols

Shop safely, stay healthy!

Farmers markets have been deemed essential service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many aspects of the market have been modified to consider the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, vendors and customers. Please read our operational protocols and guidelines below to find out how you can help us create the safest environment possible during this difficult time. 

These protocols and guidelines are based on recommendations from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, the Salt Lake County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control. These regulations are subject to change as new information is generated and public health trends change.

DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET PROTOCOLS FOR CUSTOMERS:

  • Do not attend the market if you are feeling unwell
  • Know before you go – make a shopping list and have a plan
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distance 
  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Wash or sanitize hands often
  • One shopper per household
  • Use a credit card, debit card, cashless app or exact change when possible.
  • Shop quickly and efficiently
  • No gathering 
  • No pets (with the exception of service animals that are trained to respond to a specific medical condition)
  • Observe one-way traffic flow (signs and arrows posted)
  • Reusable bags are allowed
  • SNAP Exchange and Double Up Food Bucks will be available

DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET PROTOCOLS FOR VENDORS AND MARKET STAFF:

  • Meats, fruits, vegetables, packaged food and other agricultural products will be available.
  • There will be NO art and craft vendors, musicians, or other entertainment.
  • There will be no prepared food or eating at the market
  • There will be no food sampling
  • Vendors will be spaced 10 feet apart
  • Booths will have a delineated cue line and clear markings to ensure physical distancing
  • Vendors and staff are required to wear masks and use gloves when appropriate
  • Vendors and staff will sanitize surfaces every 30 minutes
  • Each vendor will be required to have their own hand washing station
  • Vendors and staff will be required to wear gloves and change them each time they change activities
  • Customers may NOT handle any product or self-serve
  • Vendors and staff will be sent home if they present any signs of illness.