Sackville Farmers’ Market Post-Emergency COVID Operational Plan
As of 31 July, the province of New Brunswick is lifting all restrictions related to COVID 19. Given that many members of our market community are vulnerable to infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID, we are outlining a plan for a health-wise re-entry into “business as usual.” We aim to keep our market as safe and inclusive as possible.
The following health precautions will remain in place for market vendors and staff:
The following health precautions will remain in place for market customers:
This health policy will be reviewed as required by new provincial guidelines and during regular board meetings.
We're very excited to return to our summer home in the heart of downtown Sackville! Find an expanded roster of vendors right on Main Street next to the Sackville Public Library.
We are opening up the Bill Johnstone Fieldhouse to host vendors at 50% reduced capacity. Traffic will be one-way, and masks and contact tracing will be mandatory. Check out our updated COVID-19 Operational plan on the Vendor Resources page for details.
We've updated our ordering system for food boxes. Please visit the link below to place your order.
Current food box options are:
Ordering is open for food box delivery! Orders are delivered to your doorstep on Saturday morning.
Three box options are available, with produce items rotating weekly. Here's what was in last week's boxes:
We're excited to launch version 2.0 of our preorder & delivery food box program with three different options to suit different households' food needs. Boxes will be delivered between 1 and 3pm on Saturday. Fill out the form by following the "order now" link below, and send us payment via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ordering is open now and closes at 5pm on Wednesday, November 4.
Can't make it to the market? We've got you covered. Sign up for an assortment of seasonal fruits & veggies (plus bread) delivered right to your door early on Saturday afternoon. Contents vary weekly.
We are now taking orders for the October 3 2020 delivery.
Click the button below to input your order information.
e-transfer payment via: email@example.com
We did a pilot of a deluxe food box in August that had value added products, local meat, and more. Over the month of September we're going to be moving towards a more flexible ordering system so that you can get more of the market goods that you love, without having to leave the house. Stay tuned for updates.
We're getting close to re-opening the market, and working on setting up a pilot virtual market to help more people in our region safely access locally-made products & foods. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us in order to help us plan the way ahead. One respondent will be randomly selected to win $50 in market dollars to spend when we re-open!
CLICK HERE TO BEGIN TO THE CUSTOMER SURVEY
With the presence of COVID-19 in New Brunswick, all of us need to be prepared for the possibility of fast and uncomfortable changes to our current routines. The Sackville Farmers’ Market is not currently scheduling for a temporary shutdown. If it becomes necessary, however, that decision will be made quickly and communicated directly to vendors and to the public through our social media channels.
We are staying up-to-date with the latest information from the provincial public health officials and are also staying aware of what other local markets are doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
Protecting our community is everyone’s responsibility. If you – as a vendor or customer – are experiencing any signs of fever or respiratory illness (cough, sneezing, congestion), please do not attend the market in an effort to help minimize the possibility of transmission.
You can find the latest information regarding COVID-19 please visit the following public health pages:
Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (New Brunswick)
Government of Canada Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update
And good advice for any time of year is to:
Wash hands frequently
Avoid touching your face
Cough into your elbow or sleeve
We're planning on taking our market venue to the next level! The first step is a public consultation to see what changes our vendors, customers, and community stakeholders would like to see.
We need your help! Please take five minutes to fill out the Google Form survey. Click the button below to go directly to the survey. Be sure to include your contact information: participants will be entered into a draw for $50 in Market Dollars to spend at any vendor at our market!
Do you care about supporting and growing your local economy?
Do you love the Farmers Market?
This could be your opportunity to make a difference in your community!