COLONIE — The town Farmers’ Market will kick off its 13th season on Saturday, June 13 at its temporary location, the William K. Sanford Library.
It will run every Saturday through Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“In order to comply with state and local requirements and ensure the health and safety of our community in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we relocated our market from The Crossings Park to the town library,” Supervisor Paula Mahan said. “Our market is an essential part of our local economy and this year our focus will be on providing our community with healthy local foods and products, while safeguarding our farmer market vendors and consumers.”
Precautionary measures are as follows:
- Customers must wear face masks to enter the market.
- Vendors must wear masks and gloves and be spaced out as far as possible.
- No cooking demonstrations or food/beverage sampling and only a minimal amount of food with customer access is allowed on display.
- Customer traffic will be managed to eliminate congregating and to promote social distancing.
- There will be no forms of entertainment like music, clowns or the Children’s Story Hour.
- With the exception of service animals, no animals are permitted in the market.
- Public restrooms are not available.
- Hand washing stations will be available.
The Farmers’ Market is part of the New York State Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program and accepts WIC and seniors’ farmer’s market checks, which are provided directly to qualifying seniors age 60 and over by the Town’s Senior Resource Department.
This year the Market will feature spirits, wine, beer, hard cider, mead, pickles, maple syrup, chocolates, jerky, coffee, kettle korn, chips, lemonade, honey, soaps, therapeutic oils, lotions, candles, beeswax, and beauty and massage products – plus pre-prepared Italian, Mediterranean, Barbeque and traditional cuisine, and dog treats.