Carver Farmers' Market
Carver Farmers’ Market returns to Shurtleff Park this Sunday
By Kathryn Gallerani
Posted Jun 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM
CARVER – It’s that time of the year again, for showcasing the work of local farmers at the Carver Farmers’ Market.
The annual outdoor market opens from noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday, June 14, and will run every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. through Oct. 25, rain or shine, in Shurtleff Park, across from Town Hall.
Organizer Mike Nash has eagerly waited for approval to reopen the farmers’ market in line with the state’s reopening plans and will implement new guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.
“We got the green light to open and we’re welcoming shoppers to our farmers’ market, as long as they have their masks on,” he said.
Nash has sent a copy of the guidelines and signage information from the state to each vendor to implement at their booths.
Masks are required, vendors must be 10 feet apart, capacity limits will be enforced, and signs will reinforce the 6-foot rule for social distancing.
Gloves must be worn by market staff and vendors at all times, masks are required during production, packaging and sales, and hand sanitizers are to be made available, among other requirements.
Three farmers will have fresh vegetables. The market offers have fresh fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, baked goods, honey, fresh eggs, hanging baskets, annuals and perennials, herbs, shrubs, crafts, food vendors and more.
Nash said it’s unfortunate, but they are not allowed to offer pony rides or have live music, at least at the present time.
Admission is free. For information call 508-866-2428 or 508-944-3194.