Brampton’s popular weekly downtown Farmers’ Market will return along with some safety restrictions in place starting June 27.
It may be recalled that the market was expected to be suspended for the 2020 season over COVID-19 fears.
“Many of your favourite farmers and vendors will be back to sell fresh local produce and prepared packaged food,” the city said in a release, adding the weekly event will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 24.
“Community health and safety is the city’s top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic, and safety measures will be in place,” it added.
All vendors and customers are expected to have on face masks or coverings while attending the market, with hand sanitizer stations provided by the city throughout the vendor area. Customers are also encouraged to bring their own disinfectant or hand sanitizer.
There will be a separate entrance and exit as well as a limit on the number of customers allowed in the market at any given. In addition, the city is recommending only one person per household attend.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, artisan crafts and food prepared on site, which have become a staple at the market in years past, will not be available this season.
A vendor map will be made available on the city’s website at www.brampton.ca.
It won’t however be the same not to have prepared local foods and pickles available on sit. Many of these artisans offer unique specialties that aren’t available commercially. Hopefully they will be part of the scene come 2021.