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Despite COVID restrictions, market farmers see customer traffic

 

July 29, 2020

VENDOR Bethanie Gambardella from Gambardella Honey Farms helps customer Corbin Sanders.

Despite new regulations and slight economic loss, vendors, volunteers, staff, and even customers at the Sweet Home Farmer's Market have all "learned to adjust to what's going on around us," said Market Director Belinda Bayne.

"We're just trying to make the best of everything."

In previous years, Bayne said, the Farmer's Market was a "social event" for the whole family, where people "ran into their neighbors" and stopped "to say hi." Now, in the midst of COVID-19, the market is similar to a "grocery store," Bayne said. "You grab what you need and leave."

To encourage the grab-and-go menta...



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