Exhibition Park has increased the footprint of the Farmers' Market to include the Main Pavilion and North Pavilion of the site to allow for significant social distancing. Each vendor must undergo a written screening before they are allowed inside the park.
Mike Warkentin, the Chief Operating Officer of Exhibition Park says, "Until each member has signed off, or gives us written documentation that they are healthy to do so, they won't be allowed into the market."
The Park is still encouraging vendors to wear Personal Protective Equipment when they sell.
Touchless transactions are looking to be made into a full-time process for Farmers' Market vendors.
The health and safety of staff, consumers, and vendors is essential to the Farmers' Market. "If that's ever in jeopardy in any way, we would consider changing or removing the Farmers' Market", says Warkentin.
The Farmers' Market takes place every Saturday at Exhibition Park from 9am to 2pm.