Market COVID-19 Precautions

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To maintain a healthy and safe environment for our vendors and customers we have implemented a few health protections to include a minimum of six feet between vendor booths and no touching of food items prior to purchase.

Instead of touching food items themselves, customers should direct freshly gloved vendors to bag their selections, and vendors will place bags within reach of customers before accepting their cash or cards for payment. In order to separate the handling of cash or cards from the handling of food items, vendors will change gloves to process payments or direct payments to a gloved assistant who does not handle food items.

We encourage everyone who is healthy and feels safe, to visit the Dunwoody Farmers Market in order to buy healthy, local food from our farmers, and small businesses.  

We ask that you follow these guidelines:

  • Masks are encouraged.

  • Please shop with a purpose and do not linger at the market. This will help reduce the number of customers in the market at any one time.

  • We are allowing more space between each vendor’s booth. These are not walkways, but distancing measures.

  • Maintain at least a double arm’s length distance between other shoppers and vendors, especially while you are waiting in line.

  • Do NOT greet anyone at the market with hugs or handshakes and avoid touching your face.

  • No hand-to-hand contact will be allowed between vendors and shoppers. Point to the product that you would like to purchase, allow the vendor to bag it and set it down on the table before you pick it up.

  • Do not hand vendors payments directly. Place cash and credit cards on the table for vendors to pick up. Many of our vendors use Square Card readers. Vendors have turned off the signature requirement so you will not be touching their phones. 

  • Please leave pets at home. We love dogs, but please do not bring them to the market at this time!  The CDC recommends that pet owners limit their pet’s interaction with people outside their household. Walk dogs on a leash at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from others and avoid public places where a large number of people gather.

    Service animals welcome: Service or assistance animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person's disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA or Georgia Law.

  • Anyone who is feeling unwell in any way should stay home.

  • Any shopper who is at a higher risk with underlying health conditions, should stay home.

  • Patience, kindness, and common sense can keep us all safe and healthy!