UNION COUNTY, Ga – The local Farmers Market is all ready to open to the public on Saturday, June 6 with safety measures in place.
Open from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m., the market will feature agriculture-related and personal hygiene items for now. Crafts and baked goods won’t be available on opening day but might be later in the season. It depends on COVID-19 guidance and cases in the area.
Customers are asked to wear masks while attending the market in order to keep everyone safe.
For now, all vendors will be located on the outsides of the building. The market asked vendors to block the middle aisles with their vehicles. This should prevent people from walking through the area. Customers can then walk around the outside edges of each building and still remain protected from rainfall.
Also, shoppers are asked to not handle produce if they potentially have the virus on their hands.
The restrooms will be open and a hand-washing station will be available. Everyone is encouraged to frequently wash their hands. Hand sanitizers will also be on site.
Social distancing should be maintained while shopping through the market.
The vendors’ list for the 2020 season is currently full with a waiting list. However, the farmers market may accept a limited number of walkup vendors later in the summer and that application will be posted on their website: ucfarmersmarket.com.
For a complete list of vendors, click here.
The market runs from June 6 to October 28, 2020 – Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m.
The location is 290 Farmers Market Way, Blairsville, GA 30512.