The Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market will start as scheduled on Saturday, July 11 and run through September 26. The market has a new manager this year, they are prepared for the new guidelines relating to COVID-19, and they are looking for more vendors to join.
New Market Manager Ready for the Season
Kelly Carey of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will be the Farmers Market Manager this year. Her current role as Office Administrator for the Chamber will undoubtedly be beneficial in this new venture, and she appears to be in it for the long haul:
“I am excited to expand my role within the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and take on the position of Farmers Market Manager,” Carey said in a statement. She thanked Farmers Market Advisor June Curtis for her support and training. “I will continue to work closely with June and the Chamber not only for the 2020 market, but our future plans and changes for the market.”
What to Expect at the Market Under COVID-19 Guidelines
“Fortunately, our Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market is open-air, vendor booths are widespread over a large, grassy area and our consumers are not crowded,” Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Matt Courtright said in a statement.
The Market will follow the New York State Agriculture and Markets guidance with regard to the new regulations, which include:
- Consumers are required to wear face masks, respect physical distancing, and refrain from handling produce/products.
- Staff members will wear gloves and masks, maintain distancing, and disinfect surfaces frequently.
Attention Growers: Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market is Now Recruiting
The Market is looking for farmers and vendors. If you produce a quality food product that is locally grown or farm-raised this might be a great opportunity for you.
For this market, farmers are required to grow at least 50% of the fruits and vegetables they offer. All products must be local (defined as a 100-mile radius of Ticonderoga, including Vermont). Flexible schedules are available for those unable to commit to the full season.
Make Your Shopping List & Get Ready for the Market
The Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market operates every Saturday from 10am to 1pm from July 11 to September 26 at 114 Wicker Street (Wicker Wood) in Ticonderoga. The market is near the Wal-Mart entrance and across from Christopher Chevrolet Buick, with parking available in the back of the property after entering.