Modified Farmers Market set for October


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The Clinton Country Farmers Market management staff and volunteers would like to thank the community for it support during the 2020 Summer Market Season which ended on Sept.26.

In a normal year, the Market would be holding its Winter Market beginning in October continuing through December. But with the continuation of the COVID-19 restrictions, the Market will be holding a Modified Winter Market for the remainder of 2020 season.

Beginning on Oct. 3, the Market will remain at its outside location in Downtown Wilmington on Mulberry Street between Main and Locust streets. The Modified Winter Market will continue every Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m. through Oct. 24.

The Clinton County Farmers Market will continue to have in place processes to address the safety of our customers and vendors during the COVID-19 situation. General safety guidelines have been established based on recommendations from the Ohio Farmers Market Network and local health officials.

All customers are asked to follow these basis recommendations when coming to the market: 1. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. 2. Customers are encouraged to wear face covering while at the market. Of Note: All vendors, staff, and volunteers will be required to wear face coverings and practice hand hygiene after each transaction with a customer. 3. Please observe social distancing while at any of the vendors’ booths and in the immediate area around the walk-in area of the market. 4. Please drive safely while moving through the Mural parking lot. 5. Please sanitize your hands frequently. A hand washing station is available for use by customers at the Mulberry Street location.

The Market will continue to offer shopping options for our customers of “walk-in” and “pre-ordering/pick-up”. For customers who wish to pre-order from the vendors, customers will pick up their orders from vendors either at the “walk-in” area of the market or in the “pick-up” only section.

Our “pick-up” only section will be located in the Mural parking lot off Main Street.

Customers who chose pre-ordering may order products directly from vendors during the week prior to each Saturday market. Those wishing to pre-order will find vendor contact information, products offered, directions regarding when an order must be placed, and payment methods accepted at www.clintoncountyfarmersmarket.com.

Sally Buchanan, Manager of the Clinton County Farmers Market, reports the Market will continue to offer the purchase of credit/debit tokens and the use of SNAP benefits as well as extending the Customer Rewards Program sponsored by the Clinton County Farm Bureau through Oct. 24. If any customer has not redeemed their rewards card, please stop in at the Market Booth to have your card verified.

After end of the Modified Winter Market, information will be available on the Market’s web page for ordering from individual vendors while the Market is closed during the months of November and December.

The market wishes to thank all of its faithful customers, the vendors, our volunteers, the General Denver staff, and the City of Wilmington and Maintenance crew. Special thanks to the Clinton County Farm Bureau for their sponsorship during 2020.

The Market looks forward to returning in 2021. Watch for announcements and updates in early 2021.

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