COVID 19



Wallowa County Farmers Market is committed to bringing fresh,
nutritious food to our community in the safest way possible.


Our priority is protecting the safety of our vendors, customers, and volunteers first. As such, we have put
into place safety procedures to help protect all those involved in getting fresh food to your plate.


Because farmers markets are considered essential business as per the state, we will be continuing with our
market at the regular dates planned with the following guidelines in place.


These practices are based on regulations and recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, Oregon
Department of Agriculture, Oregon Health Authority, National Farmers Market Coalition, and Oregon Farmers
Market Association. They are subject to change as Wallowa County moves into COVID Reopening
phases over the next few months.


Vendors/Market Staff and Volunteers:
  • Any prepared food (hot or cold) must be taken ‘to go’. This means no eating at the market or congregating nearby to eat. This also means vendors must package food in to go containers.
  • No food samples will be allowed until further notice.
  • Markers will be in place at booths and high traffic areas to show 6 feet distance.
  • Vendors booths will be 10 feet apart
  • Vendors are suggested to have 2 workers in their booth. One to handle money or cards, and one to handle products.
  • Vendors are asked to pre-package items as much as possible.
  • Pricing items in whole dollars prevents change handling. They are also asked to handle the items themselves and not allow customers to handle items until purchased.
  • Anyone who is sick is required to stay home!
  • Vendors, staff, and volunteers required to wear gloves and face coverings.
  • We are looking at a possible online pre-ordering system to reduce traffic at the market, updates will be available soon.
  • All events and music will be cancelled until further notice (this includes kids activities, music, and special events).
  • The market will have a hand wash station available. Vendors must also have hand sanitizer available for themselves and customers.
  • There will be no display booths until further notice. Again, these encourage customers to congregate. We want them in and out quickly.
  • There will be social distancing liaisons to make sure rules are being followed throughout the market area.
  • All vendors are welcome at the market who are able to maintain social distancing. Exceptions would include those who cannot, such as face painters, massage therapists, etc).
  • High touch zones must be regularly sanitized. 
Customers:
  • Number of people allowed in the market area will be limited, practicing safe social distancing of 6 feet minimum.
  • Anyone who is sick or may have been exposed please stay home!
  • We are looking at a possible online pre ordering system to reduce traffic at the market, updates will be available soon.
  • All events and music will be cancelled until further notice (this includes kids activities, music, and special events).
  • There will be social distancing liaisons to make sure rules are being followed throughout the market area.
  • The market will have a hand wash station available. Vendors must also have hand sanitizer available for themselves and customers
  • If possible, send only one member of your household to shop at the market.
  • Come prepared with a list to decrease time at the market
  • Please point to the item you would like and the vendor will package it for you. If you touch it, you buy it!
  • Please wear a mask or other face covering while shopping at the market
  • Only service animals will be allowed at the market until further notice
  • Read signage and follow directions to keep everyone safe
  • Even though we normally love having children at the market, please try and leave them home at this time
  • Do not linger after purchasing items. This allows others to shop and maintain social distancing

Thank you all for helping us stay safe and healthy!