affecting the Season
Dear Market Vendors, Patrons & Community!
The COVID-19 outbreak is a human tragedy and has a growing impact on the global community. As you watch many businesses closing, changing their business strategies, hours and practices, you might wonder what happens to the Menomonie Farmer's Market Summer Season.
We want to share that Farmer's Markets are exempt from the Governor Tony Evers' “safer at home” order.
Farmer's Markets are essential resources providing local foods to the community.
The market will open on May 16th, 2020 as we have planned. Market hours will be:
Saturdays 8 AM - 1 PM and Wednesdays 10 AM - 6 PM.
We are, however are planning changes in our strategies, vendor placement and policies to satisfy current recommendations to prevent spread of the virus.
We will only approve FOOD VENDORS to participate at the markets until the restrictions are lifted.
There will be no art/craft, no music, no kids' activities, no sampling, no special events, no ready-to-eat foods at the markets. We will not allow pets. Once vendors will be approved for the season, we will have a policy for them to follow that will cover handling products, hand washing, etc.
***We will hold applications from art vendors & ready-to-eat food vendors until the restrictions are lifted. These vendors are welcome to submit the applications at any time, but we ask to not submit a membership fee at this time, as it will be collected once we will know their definite start date.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! We appreciate your support and patience.