CLINTON, N.Y. – The Clinton Farmers Market opened for the season Thursday, with new safety measures in place.
Jackie Walters, executive director of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, said the new guidelines are meant to protect vendors and shoppers alike. People are advised to wear masks, practice social distancing and avoid touching products unless they intend to buy them. Walters says people are also asked to limit their time at the market.
“Our market is usually a very social family friendly community market so it's really going against everything that we've been building this market to be we're really asking for people to basically come to the market get what they need and then leave,” she said.
The first hour of each market is also reserved for seniors and other vulnerable shoppers.
Clinton Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.