The crisis of COVID-19 has presented many unique new challenges for communities and people across the globe. While Vermonters have done an outstanding job caring for one another and adhering to government pandemic guidelines during this strange and difficult time, we have all faced unexpected roadblocks, large hurdles, and other unpleasant changes to our daily lives and routines. However, as people begin to adjust to this new way of life, the organizations and events we have all come to love and depend on slowly start to return to our community. One such returning event is The Putney Farmers’ Market, which will be reopening its in-person summer farmers’ market starting on July 19th.
The Putney Farmers’ Market will be held every Sunday from 11am to 1pm at 17 Carol Brown Way in Putney, VT, across from the Putney Food CoOp, and will feature local produce, artisan craft goods, prepared food and more. Ross Orsucci, current manager at The Putney Farmers’ Market, had this to say about the coming reopening: “Our hope is that the presence of the farmers’ market will allow the Putney community to once again come together in enjoying the bountiful harvest provided by our beautiful state of Vermont, and also to re-establish some sense of normalcy and togetherness during this difficult time.” Ross, working together with the farmers and the Putney Farmers’ Market board, plans to make the market a safe, welcoming place for everyone even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To ensure the safety of the community and to allow even those who are most at risk to partake in the fun, the Putney Farmers’ Market will require adherence to several COVID-19 guidelines, including required masks or face coverings, six-foot social distancing, a one-way direction of foot travel, and a window of time from 11:00am to 11:30am allotted for high-risk individuals. There will be several hand-sanitizing stations placed throughout the market as well as a health and safety officer present at all times. More information can be found at the Putney Farmers’ Market website, www.putneyfarmersmarket.org.
About the Putney Farmers’ Market
Founded in 2006, the Putney Farmers’ Market (www.putneyfarmersmarket.org) has been an established part of the Putney area for well over a decade. The stated goal of the Putney Farmers’ Market is to support local businesses by providing a direct marketing outlet for local agricultural producers as well as food and craft artisans, while simultaneously building community and providing regional sustainability.