A Message about COVID-19

To our deeply valued Texas Farmers’ Market community, we want y’all to know that here at TFM the health and well-being of our shoppers, vendors, and staff is paramount. We are taking the Corona Virus issue very seriously, and are working to ensure a safe and vibrant market for our vendors and customers. To this end, we wanted to let you know a few actions we’ll be taking to achieve this goal at our upcoming markets:

  1.  We are increasing the amount of hand sanitizer access points for staff and customers.
  2. We have implemented an hourly sanitation schedule for TFM staff to execute in our TFM booth and cafe area.
  3. Sample the Market booth will no longer be self-serve.
  4. We have asked that vendors follow the same steps we have outlined above and not offer self-service samples or condiments at their tents.
  5. We implore all of our market shoppers, vendors and staff that if they feel something coming on and they don’t believe that it is just cedar fever, to please stay home.

With these action items in mind, we deeply hope that our local community will continue to support our farmers’ markets. Our markets are year-round, rain or shine and will continue to run every week unless instructed by the local government otherwise. Now, more than ever, we all need to be eating fresh, seasonal, local food to keep ourselves as healthy as possible. In addition, our markets are a vital part of the livelihoods of our farmers, ranchers, artisans and musicians and they need our markets to stay robust and stong now more than ever.

We also know that our fellow Austinites are hurting due to the cancellation of SXSW and many other events. If you are able, we ask that you check out these local resources to help our fellow central Texans during this difficult time: www.austincf.org/Stand-with-Austin,
www.ilostmygig.comwww.supportaustin.org, and www.gofundme.com/f/bandingtogether2020

Thank you for being a member of the Texas Farmers’ Market community and we hope to see you (with washed hands) at the markets!

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