FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brampton Farmers’ Market will open in downtown Brampton with safety measures starting June 27
BRAMPTON, ON (June 19, 2020) – The highly anticipated Brampton Farmers’ Market is back for another season, with safety measures in response to COVID-19.
The Market will operate on Saturdays from June 27 until October 24, 2020, from 8 AM to 1 PM in downtown Brampton. The market’s new starting time will allow for safe setup on the street for shopping.
Many of your favourite farmers and vendors will be back to sell fresh local produce and prepared packaged food. Artisan crafts and food prepared on site will not be available. Community health and safety is the City’s top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic, and safety measures will be in place.
With guidance from Peel Public Health, the City of Brampton will implement the following safety measures:
- All vendors and customers are required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering while at the market
- Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the market
- A defined number of visitors will be admitted to the market area at any one time
- There will be only one entrance and one exit to each of the market areas
The City recommends that only one person per household attends the market this season.
The City urges customers to maintain physical distancing while at the market. This means staying two metres (six feet) away from others at all times, unless they are a part of your ten person social circle, under the province’s emergency orders. Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited under the Province’s emergency orders. Customers are also reminded to carry their own personal disinfectant, such as hand sanitizer or wipes, wash their hands often and refrain from touching their face.
To help make shopping as efficient as possible, a map of vendors will be available online at www.brampton.ca/markets and on site on market days.
The Brampton Farmers’ Market is generously sponsored by Algoma University this year.
The City of Brampton is working closely with its partners at Peel Public Health and the Brampton Emergency Management Office to continue to monitor risks. Visit www.brampton.ca/covid19 for regular updates.
“We are very excited to announce that the Brampton Farmers’ Market, a longtime fixture in the downtown core of our city, will open for the season on June 27! I encourage you to enjoy and shop the market while wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing and maintaining good hygiene. I look forward to welcoming you back to the market this year.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“The Brampton Farmers’ Market is a tradition in our community, and I look forward to seeing it come alive this year. Many incredible vendors will be on site and I encourage everyone to support these businesses. Be sure to follow the safety measures in place to ensure the best experience possible for everyone.”
- Gurpreet Dhillon, Regional Councillor, Wards 9 & 10, City of Brampton; Chair, Economic Development and Culture
“As the Brampton Farmers’ Market opens for the season, community health and safety is our top priority. Enjoy the market, shop to your heart’s content, and follow the safety measures. Together, we can stay healthy, safe and happy throughout market season.”
- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5, City of Brampton; Vice-Chair, Economic Development and Culture
“The City takes community health and safety very seriously, especially during COVID-19. We are opening the Brampton Farmers’ Market with guidance from Peel Public Health, and we urge everyone to follow the safety measures in place.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
“The Brampton Farmers’ Market is a staple in downtown Brampton, and I am very happy to hear this fantastic news. A range of downtown Brampton businesses are vendors this year, and I encourage residents and visitors to shop local, stay safe, and support our great city and downtown.”
- Suzy Godefroy, Executive Director, Downtown Brampton BIA
“The Brampton Farmers’ Market is a tradition that my business is always happy to be a part of. It’s important now more than ever that visitors shop local. This year, I will be at the market selling pastries, bread and schnitzel sandwiches. Please practise physical distancing and good hygiene, so we can all stay safe and enjoy the market.”
- Vera Krasavac, Owner, Queen Gypsy
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