SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — North Park's weekly market will return this week with several safety policies in place for shoppers amid COVID-19.
The pop-up farmers' market will reopen on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to offer essential groceries. The market says it will be enforcing six-foot social distancing and staff and volunteers have been trained to carry out the market under the new rules.
Thursday's market will be a “no touch market," Explore North Park said. Shoppers will have to point to the produce item they want and have the vendor prepare it for them. Sampling or handling produce will not be allowed.
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One adult per household will be allowed in at a time. Children will be allowed as long as they stay under control of their guardian. No pets will be allowed into the market, with the exception of service animals.
Organizers are asking that shoppers consider shopping alone and to head home immediately after grabbing their essential groceries.
Hand wash stations will be placed throughout the market for shoppers, as well.
North Park's market opens two weeks after Hillcrest reopened its popular farmers market, under similar restrictions. Farmers markets have been classified as an essential food service by California.