Pittsburg Area Farmers’ Market to open May 9 with safety measures in place

City Press Releases, COVID-19

May 4, 2020

PITTSBURG, KS – The Pittsburg Area Farmers’ Market is set to open May 9 with restrictions due to COVID-19.

Farmers’ markets are deemed an essential service and have been allowed to open during the pandemic as long as they adhere to local, state and federal health and safety protocols.

The Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department has implemented new procedures at the market to ensure the safety of patrons and vendors, including protective barriers, markings to indicate a six-foot distance between customers, and a hand-washing station. The market will also be limited to 40 people at one time.

Additionally, the market will be available to food vendors only, and activities such as live music and Kids Day events are postponed indefinitely. A list of these guidelines is available on the city’s website at www.pittks.org/farmersmarket.

“While the market will look much different this year due to COVID-19, our mission remains the same,” says Parks & Recreation Director Kim Vogel. “We look forward to serving the Pittsburg community and providing access to healthy, sustainable food.”

The Pittsburg Area Farmers’ Market will be open from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday, May 9 – Saturday, October 31.

For more information on the Pittsburg Area Farmers’ Market, contact the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department at (620) 231-8310 or visit www.pittks.org/farmersmarket.

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The mission of the City of Pittsburg is to provide exceptional services, facilities and activities with integrity, professionalism, excellent customer service and a commitment to economic vitality.

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