The Wenatchee Valley Farmer's Market announced recently that they will open their 2020 season as planned on May 9th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm in the west parking lot of Pybus Public Market.

Farmer's Market Manager Jessica Huerta said that they and Pybus Market consulted with Chelan/Douglas Health District Administrator Barry Kling to develop the safety plan for the market's opening.

Social distancing measures will include adding extra spacing between vendors, implementing a 'no touch' rule on produce, and limiting the amount of people in the market at once.

"There are going to be some changes we are implementing." Huerta explained, "Instead of having a wide range of vendors, we are having to limit that to essential produce, takeout, and flowers."

Huerta added that they will meet next month to see if they can bring in the remaining vendors like artisans and crafters.

"The farmer's market is deemed essential." said Huerta, "Just like a grocery store would be, we're still going to be able to provide local produce for our community."

The farmer's market is looking for volunteers to manage the number of people at the event at one time. If you're interested in volunteering, email or call (509) 663-8712.

Those planning to attend the farmer's market are asked to treat the outing like a grocery store run. Try to have a list of groceries prepared, and limit those that travel with you to the market.

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