At our market you can find farm fresh veggies & fruits, eggs, honey, baking, preserves and handmade crafts – all grown or produced in the South Okanagan. Our vendors proudly make, bake or grow everything they bring to the market.
While the market is back in its usual location at the 100 block of Main Street, customers can expect that it will look much different than they are used to. Restrictions will be in place to ensure that customers treat the market more like a grocery store than a place to socialize.
The perimeter of the market will be taped off with entry to the market restricted to 50 customers at a time, using one entry point at Main Street and Lakeshore Drive. Pedestrian traffic will flow one-way through the market to the exit points at Link Road and Westminster Ave. West.
Hand sanitizer and hand washing facilities will be available on-site.
Customers will be expected to follow similar rules to what is currently in place at other grocery stores. Signage and markers throughout the market will reinforce physical distancing and remind customers to regularly wash or sanitize their hands, refrain from gathering, and wash their produce when they return home.
No consumption of food or drink will be permitted within the market. Customers will be permitted to use their reusable bags but must bag their own items. The Penticton Farmers’ Market asks that no personal items be set down on surfaces within the market and that you leave your pets at home.
Typically, the Penticton Farmers’ Market would have up to 80 vendors each week, but to maintain physical distancing requirements this number has been scaled back to 45, with only produce and food-products permitted for sale at the market at this time.
A minimum of 3 metres will separate each vendor and enhanced cleaning procedures will be in place. All vendors will be required to wear masks.
Customers are still encouraged to order online before 11:59pm on Thursdays to minimize their time at the market. Orders will be picked-up from individual vendors at the market.
**Please note that the 100 block of Main Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic on Saturdays from 6am-2pm until October 31st, 2020.**