How to Safely Shop at Your Local Farmers Markets This Summer
Farmers markets are (thankfully!) starting to resume operations in certain spots around the country, but these favorite summer spots look and feel a lot different this year. It's possible to still shop farmers markets safely during coronavirus, and as long as you feel comfortable, you should—they're a primary source of income for many local farmers, after all, and offer some of the freshest produce.
Your local market may be open, but you should take some additional precautions before you grab your reusable bag and visit on a Saturday morning. For one, you'll need to do your homework and plan ahead, probably much more than you're used to, and it won't be a social hour. Just remember: It's all in the name of keeping health and safety top priority for both vendors and shoppers. With that in mind, here's what to consider before you head out to scoop up armfuls of beautiful heirloom tomatoes and juicy, ripe berries.