Port Hope Farmers’ Market opens on Saturday

Market will open with food vendors only; shoppers asked to follow public health directives

The Port Hope Farmers' Market takes place on Saturdays in the parking lot behind Town Hall at 56 Queen Street in downtown Port Hope. In 2020, the market opens on May 16, 2020 with food vendors only and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Photo: Port Hope Farmers' Market / Facebook)
The Port Hope Farmers' Market takes place on Saturdays in the parking lot behind Town Hall at 56 Queen Street in downtown Port Hope. In 2020, the market opens on May 16, 2020 with food vendors only and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Photo: Port Hope Farmers' Market / Facebook)

The Port Hope Farmers’ Market is opening for the season on Saturday, May 16th.

The market takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot behind Town Hall at 56 Queen Street in downtown Port Hope.

It will open with food vendors only, and there will be a curbside pickup area. The market will be following strict safety protocols from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

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If you are feeling ill, you should not visit the market. If you are healthy, you are asked to follow these guidelines:

  • Follow the directions of food market organizers.
  • If picking up food items on foot, practise physical distancing by staying two metres (six feet) from other customers and vendors.
  • Minimize time at the market by preparing a list in advance.
  • If possible, use alcohol-based sanitizer after pickup at each vendor.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Wearing a homemade (cloth) mask is optional; these masks will not protect you from the virus but may help prevent you from spreading the virus if you are asymptomatic.
  • After returning home, wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • As always, wash produce with running water before eating or preparing food.

Shoppers are reminded not to gather or loiter at the market. After making essential purchases, shoppers are asked to return home so that others may attend and to prevent large group gatherings from being formed.

The public washrooms on the Town Hall grounds will be open for use. Physical distancing inside the washrooms must always be maintained.

For more information about the Port Hope Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page.

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