May 15, 2020
Customer information for the Richmond Farmers Market
For Immediate Release
May 15, 2020
RICHMOND, IN. – Starting Saturday, May 23rd, the Richmond Farmers Market will resume its normal 8am-noon hours every Saturday at Jack Elstro Plaza (47 N 6th Street, across from Morrisson-Reeves Library). Until June 13th, the Market will feature food, plants, and hygiene products for sale. Starting June 20, artisan and craft vendors will be added in, and then on July 4, hot food and entertainment will be welcomed back. All dates are contingent on COVID-19 progress indicators as outlined in Governor Holcomb’s Back On Track plan for the State of Indiana and the advice of County Health Officials.
We encourage the public to attend while complying with the following safety rules & regulations:
All vendors will be required to comply with the following rules & regulations:
These guidelines were developed in consultation with recommendations from the CDC, Indiana State Department of Health, and Wayne County Health Department, in addition to thorough research into current best practices in place in farmers markets around the state and country.
“We’re very excited to open back up and serve the public” said Caleb Smith, Market Coordinator. “We hope everyone will be patient and understanding as our vendors and staff adjust to our new procedures, and we thank everyone in advance for their support of local farmers during these uncertain times.”
Customers are highly encouraged to continue to use the new Online Farmers Market, which will be available throughout the summer. Found online at farmersmarket.richmondindiana.gov, customers can order products from any vendor signed up through the platform, and choose from options such as delivery, pickup, no-contact hand-offs, and more. Payment can also be made online, eliminating the need for any unnecessary contact for both customer and vendor. Orders can also be placed over the phone by calling (765) 983-7425 during business hours.
As the Richmond Farmers Market gears up for the season, the Reid Double Dollars SNAP program is still available for customers and vendors to utilize. This program allows anyone who receives SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) to have their money doubled when shopping at the Market. Customers must purchase SNAP tokens from the Market Coordinator, which can then be spent with any SNAP eligible vendor.
If community members have any questions about the Richmond Farmers Market, the Reid Double Dollars program, or the Online Farmers Market, they are encouraged to visit richmondindiana.gov/resources/farmers-market or to reach out by emailing richmondfarmersmarketIN@gmail.com or by calling 765-983-7425.
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For questions, imagery, or for media requests, please contact the Richmond Farmers Market via the contact details below:
Richmond Farmers Market Coordinator
Richmond Parks and Recreation
2200 East Main Street | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richmond, IN 47374 |T: (765) 983-7425
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