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Perkasie Farmers Market set to open on schedule


The Perkasie Farmers Market, with proper precautions in place, will open as scheduled on June 6, the borough said.

It will be held at 7th and Market streets, from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday through the end of October.

“Our market has been a social gathering for our community for many years and we know we will return to that but for now, we have to ask our customers, vendors and staff to follow a whole new set of procedures,” said Market Manager Linda Reid.

The Coronavirus Mitigation Plan, developed in cooperation with vendors, requires everyone who attends the market to wear a face mask. It also suggests customers limit the amount of time they spend shopping. Eating at the market is prohibited.

“Entering and leaving the market quickly will make it safer for you, other customers, and our staff,” said Reid.

Customers are also asked to pre-order and pre-pay for as much as possible from the vendors. Those who do not pre-order and pre-pay, are asked to bring small bills and try to pay in the exact amount. Vendors are working on touchless methods for credit card payments.

The market’s website will be updated with ordering information from each vendor as it becomes available. The same information will be posted on the market’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Shoppers can send an email to receive the market’s e-newsletter.

Specific shopping times (only one person per household) are also suggested to promote social distancing: 9 to 9:45 a.m. is reserved for seniors and pickup of pre-orders only; 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. is for shoppers whose last name begins with the letters A-H only; 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. is for shoppers whose last name begins with the letters I-P only; and 11:15 a.m. to noon is for shoppers whose last name begins with the letters Q-Z only.

“Please be aware of social distancing at all times and stay at least six feet away from others, whether standing in line for service or when moving around the market,” said Reid.

The market will endeavor to have hand sanitizer at various points around the market,” she said. “Customers are encouraged to bring their own sanitizer to use between vendor visits.”

Reid said she expects a full complement of vendors for the season, including locally grown and Certified Locally Grown produce, eggs, cheese, meats, mushrooms, honey, guacamole, coffee, cookies and cakes, preserves, olive oil, sweet treats, flowers, plants, and more, as well as soap, hygiene products, and hand-made face masks.

“We thank our loyal customers in advance for adhering to these necessary safety guidelines,” said Reid. “In addition, for the public’s safety, our vendors will also be taking many precautions to keep shopping safe for you and for them. We are looking forward to the start of the season and enjoying another year at the Perkasie Farmers Market.”

Anyone with questions should send an email to the Market Manager.