On May 2, the Tigard Farmers Market opened for the 29th season! The market is open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Downtown Tigard on Tigard Street and in Rotary Plaza. There are over 34 vendors that will be at the market each Sunday with fresh local products like produce, meats, eggs, plants, crafts and more. We have some of your favorite returning vendors and a few new vendors that will be joining us this season.
Now more than ever before is the time to shop local. The market is focused on the safety of the patrons, vendors and staff. We have put in some policies to make sure the market is a safe space for everyone. We want to give you an overview of what you will see at the market this season.
With the larger market space, we were able to maintain the same number of vendors while allowing more space for social distancing. Each booth will be spaced 5’ apart from each other to add space for lines. We will also be limiting the capacity of the of market to 90 patrons at a time to make sure there is enough space to social distance.
While walking through the market, there will be sanitizing stations available at vendor booths. All vendors and staff will be wearing masks. Masks are required for all patrons while shopping at the market for the safety of our vendors, staff and other patrons. We are also requiring that highly touched spaces are cleaned frequently.
Traditionally, patrons could purchase tokens at the information booth with their credit card. To help with sanitation, we will no longer be selling the $5 tokens at the information booth. If you have left over $5 tokens, you are still able to use them at the market. We have encouraged all vendors to take credit cards at their booth. We’ll continue to help patrons with SNAP benefits (EBT) at the information booth. We are excited to be able to offer the SNAP Matching Program again this year. SNAP participants can use their benefits at the information booth and get up to $15 in additional SNAP dollars to use at the market. Our SNAP Matching Program is sponsored by Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District.
For more information on our COVID-19 safety plan, please check out our website and social media.
We look forward to continuing to bring fresh local products to Tigard. Join us on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Downtown Tigard.