Plymouth Farmers Market Opens for Season
If you have an appetite for locally grown food, check out the Plymouth Farmers Market. The market opened Wednesday and it drew a good-sized crowd.
However, because of COVID 19, there are some changes in 2020.
“The farmers market looks a little bit different than what you are used to seeing,” said Kiley Rondeau, farmers market coordinator for the city of Plymouth. “We’re trying to allow people to come in, shop for themselves and get everything social distanced.”
Keeping people spaced apart and practicing good hygiene are themes at this year’s Plymouth Farmers Market.
“We are taking up the upper and lower lots of the Parkers Lake,” Rondeau said. “We have hand washing stations. Social distancing between vendor stalls and people. We have a one way in, one way out market. So one entrance in and you’ll exit. It’s a simple loop for everybody.”
From Minnesota Farms to Table
At the Plymouth Farmers Market there are plenty of farm-to-table choices. Minnesota farmers produce most of the locally grown food.
“We have cheese, meat, produce,” Rondeau said. “Some fresh cut flowers, plants, canned goods. We have salsa, beans – really anything you can think of.”
Because of the pandemic, the city of Plymouth is asking people to stay home if you are sick and wash hands before entering the market. Those attending are asked to follow directional arrows and wait patiently for your turn to get items and to not touch the food. The city recommends wearing a mask.
The market is open every Wednesday from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. from June 17 through Sept. 30.