The Vancouver Farmers Market will open this weekend, with some restrictions in place to limit the risk of spreading COVID-19.
The market will operate at its usual downtown location from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays for the time being. The first hour of the market on both days will be reserved for seniors and immunocompromised customers.
Organizers emphasized that shoppers shouldn’t treat the market like a leisurely activity. It serves a solely utilitarian purpose.
“If you come to shop, you will find that the Market looks different than you remember,” organizers posted on the market’s dedicated Facebook page Monday evening. “This is not a social outing, but an opportunity to buy local, nutrient dense, essential grocery items.”
The Farmers Market will be in the 800 block of Esther Street.