Boise farmers market tour on Saturday canceled
It comes as the board and staff have decided to cancel the walk-in market on Saturday, September 25.
BOISE, Idaho – Editor’s Note: This video is taken from our story on New Protocols for the Boise Farmers Market.
Thousands of people love to come to Boise Farmer’s Market Saturday. However, with the increase in COVID cases in the region, the board of directors and staff at the market have decided to cancel the walk-in market for this Saturday, September 25.
The announcement comes just four days after organizers said that, in accordance with recent changes to the city’s event guidelines, attendees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test during the course. of the previous 48 hours. And participants would be required to wear a mask and maintain at least six feet of social distancing, regardless of their immunization status.
The new guidelines were due to come into effect on Saturday, September 25.
The community is now encouraged to purchase their favorite items on the Boise Farmers Market Driving Online Shop, which will have extended shopping hours. The online store will close at noon on Thursday, September 23.
Officials say this unprecedented period has led to some tough choices. They will work with the City of Boise to come up with a plan that keeps the public safe while supporting farmers and manufacturers. Here is part of the press release sent to the community on Wednesday:
We will continue to evaluate our plans and communicate with our customers on what to expect during the month of October, which will mark the end of our regular season.
At this time, we encourage and urge our customers to shop the BFM Drive-thru online store for Saturday pickup. We have extended shopping hours to Thursday noon for the convenience of customers.
He goes on to say that many farmers need the support of the community more than ever as they are on the verge of entering a very precarious winter season. There is a lot of uncertainty in the agriculture industry, but the COVID pandemic has created an additional layer of concern for farming families.
A dollar spent in your community will always produce a higher return, as it is closely reinvested in the places we cherish. With the help of our community, we know we can help these food producers come out stronger.
The Boise Farmers Market offers locally grown and made produce.
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