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Holland Farmers Market COVID-19 Customer Guidelines

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Holland Farmers Market COVID-19 Customer Guidelines

Until further notice, the following COVID-19 customer guidelines will apply for those shopping at

the Holland Farmers Market. These guidelines were drafted according to Governor Whitmer’s

Executive Order 2020-60 and recommendations from the Michigan Farmers Market Association.

Please contact us at info@hollandfarmersmarket.com or call 616.355.1138 with any questions or

concerns. Customer safety is our top priority and we appreciate your understanding and

cooperation. Thank you for your continued support!


1. Under Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-60, only the sale of essential items are

permitted at farmers markets. This means that the sale of food, pet supplies, personal hygiene

products and plants are the only products currently allowed to be sold at the Holland Farmers

Market. We are closely following communications from the Governor’s office and will notify

customers and vendors if there are any changes to the Executive Order prior to May 13 that

would affect our vendors or customers.


2. The Holland Farmers Market will be open from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm every Wednesday and

Saturday. However, the hour from 8:00 am – 9:00 am will be strictly reserved for those who are

immunocompromised, those ages 60+ and pregnant women. Please note that vendors may leave

early if they sell out of product prior to 2:00 pm. Currently, we are planning to host the Monday

Night Market from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm every Monday in June, July and August but that may change

if we do not get enough vendor participation.


3. The perimeter of the Eighth Street Market Place will be fenced off and there will be two

entrances and exits for customers. Vendors will be located outside only and access to the Holland

Civic Center will be limited to the restrooms only. Market staff will be counting the number of

shoppers coming in and out so we can ensure that everyone can maintain adequate social

distancing. Please expect to wait in line and maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you and

others while doing so. Your patience in line is appreciated!


4. If you have been ill within the last 14 days, caring for someone that has been ill within the last 14

days or sharing a residence with someone that has been ill within the last 14 days, we kindly ask

that you do not shop at the Market at this time.


5. Customers are highly advised to wear masks while they shop. (Cloth masks are acceptable.)

Masks should cover your nose, mouth and chin and fit snug to the face. If you choose to wear

gloves, please make sure you dispose of them properly in the trash receptacles. Do not litter

gloves on the ground.


6. Please be mindful to maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you and other customers at all

times to keep yourself and your fellow customers safe and healthy. You are asked to shop as

quickly and efficiently as possible. We highly advise you to shop alone, without children and with as

few family members as possible. This is a time to shop for food, not to socialize.


7. Please wash or sanitize your hands before you enter the Eighth Street Market Place and again

when you leave.


8. Customers are advised to wash all produce and wipe down all food packages prior to eating and

storing products at home. Food is not allowed to be consumed onsite.


9. Dogs are still prohibited at the Holland Farmers Market per City Ordinance (Section 22-3).


10. Bridge Cards (SNAP or EBT), Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), WIC

Project Fresh, Senior Project Fresh and Market Bucks are all still accepted as payment, in addition

to cash. There is currently no limit on how much you may “double up” if using your Bridge Card or

P-EBT card. Some vendors also accept credit card.


11. A number of vendors allow customers to pre-order products in advance via phone, website or

email with product pick-up at the Market. Customers are highly encouraged to explore this option

with individual vendors.

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