Stevens Point Farmers Market opens to public
By Taylor J. Hale
STEVENS POINT – Stevens Point kicked off the year’s first downtown Farmers Market on May 2.
This year, vendors and visitors are both required to use “enhanced social distancing” practices. Mayor Mike Wiza told the Gazette the Farmers Market will continue to operate with regular business hours for the foreseeable future. The market runs from May through October.
Per Emergency Order No. 28, all Farmers Market vendors must close all seating intended for consuming food. Food samples are prohibiting, but self-dispensing unpackaged food areas, including fresh produce, may stay open.
Areas that require customers to use tongs or scoops are encouraged, but not required to close; however, vendors must sanitize the tongs and scoops frequently.
Guests are also encouraged to wear protective masks, not to bring children if child care is available, and visit the market after peak hours.
The market opens daily at 8 a.m. and runs until vendors are out of supplies, or until 5 p.m. Saturdays are the largest days for the Farmers Market.
The Stevens Point Farmers Market is located on the corner of Second and Main Street, in downtown Stevens Point just east of the Wisconsin River.
For more information, visit www.stevenspointfarmersmarketalliance.com.