WAYNE, NJ – This Saturday, under new social-distancing guidelines, Wayne’s first public event will be held since the shut-down began back in Mid-March. The Wayne Farmer’s Market will invite the public out to shop local vendors for fresh meats, produce and goodies.
If you visited the Farmer’s Market last year, you will see some of the same vendors including: Alstede Farms, Hazelman Farms, Hope Cress Farms, and the Empanada Lady. New Vendor’s include Stefan’s Polish Foods, Sue’s House of Fudge and Clyde’s Italian Ice.
Jill Goordman, who wears many hats for the Wayne YMCA, coordinates the Farmer’s Market in conjunction with the Township and the Y. “We worked the Township Health Department to provide the safest situation for everyone and this is what we’ve come up with,” said Goordman.
- There is one entrance and one exit to control and limit the number of shoppers in the market.
- Everyone must wear a mask, unless they have a medical condition that prohibits it.
- There is one-way foot traffic, to prohibit mingling and congregating.
- Shop with your eyes. Do not touch anything unless you intend to buy it.
- Some vendors are encouraging people to pre-order items. Visit the Wayne Farmer’s Market Facebook page for details
- Respect the six-foot rule and try to keep away from others.
“There are lots of other things that the vendors must do to provide safe service,” said Goordman. “We are creating the safest environment we can for people to come get local fresh food.”
Unfortunately, no pets will be allowed in the market until social-distancing guidelines have relaxed.
The Farmer’s Market begins this Saturday, June 6 from 9am – 1pm and runs every Saturday until October 31. This will be in the Wayne Township Municipal Complex parking lot in front of the Wayne Library.