Our COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan

Let's work together to keep our community well

Major Changes for Our Customers

  • NEW HOURS: 9a – 12p, Saturdays
  • Per Governor Cooper’s 6/24/20 Executive Order, face coverings are now required for both vendors and customers of the market. We encourage all visitors to come wearing the face covering of their choice. If you forget yours, we have a limited supply to give away and two vendors with handmade masks for purchase.
  • While token are currently available, electronic forms of payment preferred (credit/debit cards). If using cash, please bring ones and fives as some vendors will not handle cash to make change.
  • Dogs are no longer allowed at market
  • The total number of shoppers will be limited (50 max.) by market staff. Customers will be asked to wait in line if the market is full.
  • Restrooms are not available
  • Children must be closely monitored by an adult
  • No more than one customer is allowed at each vendor tent at a time. Any others must wait to be served 6’ or more away.
  • All events, kids’ activities, and live music are cancelled
  • Read more about our new guidelines below

Our top priority is the health and safety of our customers, our vendors, and our staff. In response to the current novel coronavirus epidemic, we’re making some changes to how the market will run this season. Below you’ll find the changes we believe are necessary to ensure the wellness of all our market family and visitors. We ask all members of our community to have patience as we navigate these guidelines.

COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan

GENERAL CHANGES

  • NEW HOURS: 9a – 12p
  • No customer or vendor exhibiting symptoms will be allowed to enter the market
  • Per Governor Cooper’s 6/24/20 Executive Order, face coverings are now required for both vendors and customers of the market. We encourage all visitors to come wearing the face covering of their choice. If you forget yours, we have a limited supply to give away and two vendors with handmade masks for purchase.
  • Children must be closely supervised by an adult.
  • Food samples are not allowed.
  • HART restrooms will NOT be available to customers.
  • Dogs will no longer be permitted at the market.
  • All events, kids’ activities, and live music are cancelled
  • More strict guidelines and changes may occur at any time.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • The market begins at 9am. No one is allowed to begin shopping/selling before 9am.
  • There must be 7′ between vendor canopies.
  • There must be 6′ between all people at the market ALL times.
  • No more than 1 customer is allowed at each vendor tent at a time. Any others must wait to be served 6’ or more away.
  • The total number of shoppers will be limited (50 max.) by market staff.
  • Customers will be asked to wait in line if the market is full.

PRODUCTS + PAYMENT

  • Products should be pre-packed or bunched before the market. In cases where that is not possible, customers can describe or point to the product that they want and the vendor will put it in a bag for them.
  • “No contact” payment forms such as Venmo or Paypal are preferred.
  • Vendors may accept credit cards, at their option, but must handle cards with dedicated gloves if accepted.
  • Cash will be accepted at each vendors’ discretion but in the form of exact change only.

DISINFECTION

  • HHFM will provide hand-washing stations and hand sanitizer for customers and vendors.
  • Vendors must sanitize surfaces before, during, and after the market
  • Staff will sanitize public surfaces before, during, and after the market.
  • This implies both vendors and the market must use cleanable surfaces. Minimal displays only.
  • Gloves are highly advised and should be used if handling customer credit cards.

VENDOR REQUIREMENTS

  • Vendors who are experiencing illness or exhibiting flu-like symptoms of any kind will not be permitted to enter the market.
  • Vendors must wear masks during market open hours.
  • All vendors must wash or sanitize their hands frequently and avoid touching their faces.
  • Vendors must refrain from shaking hands, hugging, or other physical contact.
  • If vendors learn they have been exposed to COVID-19, they must notify market management.

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250 Pigeon St | Waynesville NC
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