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Meridian Farmers’ Market Begins Outdoor Market Season

Post Date:05/12/2020 10:30 AM

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Spring has arrived and so has the 2020 Meridian Township Farmers’ Market outdoor season. The Meridian Township Farmers’ Market will be open for business starting Saturday, May 16th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm in the parking lot of the Meridian Mall, located on the north side near Studio C!. 

The Meridian Township Farmers’ Market will operate Saturdays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm through October. Wednesday Market days are expected to be added in July. 

“The outdoor farmers’ market is a highlight of spring and summer for many in Meridian Township,” stated LuAnn Maisner, Director of Parks and Recreation. “During this time of COVID-19, we are focusing heavily on safe access to farm fresh food and much less on the social interaction activities and amenities that normally accompany the market.”

Multiple precautions are being implemented which support the Governor’s Executive Orders as well as CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines. As part of making the Market safer, a drive through pick-up lane has been added and customers are encouraged to make pre-orders and pre-purchases from vendors. In order to provide a safe shopping experience, it is important that visitors to the Market follow these guidelines:

  • Please do not attend if you are not feeling well, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, etc.), associated with a person testing positive with COVID-19 or traveled outside of Michigan in the last 14 days.

  • Keep Market visits simple and short.

  • Have no more than one or two people in a shopping group.

  • All customers must wear a mask. 

  • All customers must follow CDC hygiene guidelines including frequent hand washing. 

  • Be sure to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others.

  • Only one customer will be allowed per vendor at one time.

  • Customers may NOT bring their own shopping bag.

  • Try to avoid the need for making change by bringing small bills and/or use a credit card if possible.

  • Consider pre-ordering from vendors for curbside pick-up (see the Township website for a list of participating vendors). The pick-up lane is located along the north side of the Market.

  • No food can be consumed while at the Market.

  • State and Federal food assistance processing is available.

  • Please be courteous and patient.

  • No pets are permitted at the Market.

  • Bring a cart, stroller or other equipment to carry purchases and make a single trip through the Market.

The Market area will be highly managed for the protection of customers and vendors.

Photos from May 16th Meridian Township Farmers' Market 

Meridian Township Farmers' Market to Open Saturday, May 16th Press Release

Meridian Township Farmers' Market Layout - May 2020

Meridian Township Farmers' Market Vendor Guidelines Detailed - May 2020

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