Watertown Farmers Market Opening Soon, Will Follow Social Distancing Guidelines

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The Watertown Farmers Market will return on June 17, and be back every Wednesday. Due to COVID-19, visitors will notice some changes.

The market will institute measures to allow for social distancing, and there will be a one-way flow for shoppers.

The focus, at least at the beginning of the season, will be on the vendors.

“While we have eliminated music, special events, and community groups for the time being, you can still expect to find locally grown and produced foods in our pleasurable, outdoormarketspace,” the announcement said.

See the announcement from the Watertown Farmers Market below:

WatertownFarmers’Market

WatertownFarmers’Market
Wednesdays 2:30 – 6:30 pm

June 17 – October 14
Rain or Shine

Saltonstall Park
Corner of Main St. & Whites Ave.
(next to Town Hall, 149 Main Street)

Mark Your Calendars

Opening Day Wednesday, June 17
2:30 – 6:30 PM

The WatertownFarmers’Marketstaff have been busyplanning for Opening DayWednesday, June 17, working with state and local officials to design the best and safestmarketpossible, during COVID-19. A number of mandated changes will be implemented, as our top priority is the health and safety of our customers, vendors,marketstaff, and volunteers.

The WatertownFarmers’Marketwill be opening asan essential food access point with a newmarketlayout providingsocial distancing, monitored entrance and exits, and one way shopping (measures we are all familiar with by now). While we have eliminated music, special events, and community groups for the time being, you can still expect to find locally grown and produced foods in our pleasurable, outdoormarketspace.

We’ll be sharing details very soon about our vendor line-up, how to prepare before you come, and what to expect when you arrive. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday’s at themarket

We Need Your Help

Volunteer at themarketon Wednesday Afternoons

Volunteering at themarketis a great way to support your community. This year more than ever, we need volunteers to help us out on Wednesday afternoons to directmarketshoppers through the new layout and safety regulations. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, monitor entrance and exits, directmarkettraffic, monitor safety measures and more.

All volunteers will practice physical distancing and be provided with proper PPE. An on-site orientation session will be held prior to opening.

If you are interested in volunteering, please emailwatertownmarket@gmail.comfor more information.

The WatertownFarmers’MarketAccepts SNAP, HIP, andFarmersMarketCoupons including WIC & Senior FMNP
Double Your SNAP Dollars

The WatertownFarmers’Marketaccepts SNAP. Swipe your EBT card at themarketmanager’s tent to receive a dollar-to-dollar match,up to$15/week.

Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) Update
Purchase fruits and vegetables using your EBT card from authorized HIPfarmersand the amount of sale will be automatically reimbursed, it’s an instant rebate. Monthly maximums apply.More information can be found atmass.govor themarket’sHIP Q&A Guide.

For SNAP shoppers unable to make it themarket, the following onlinefarmersmarketsare able to honor SNAP and HIP when you order online, and then pay with your EBT card at pick up.

MassFoodDelivery
(Currently services all of MA besides South Central & Cape Cod)

VeggieGo
(Select Delivery Locations)

Thank You Watertown Farmers’ Market Supporters!

We are deeply grateful to the Marshall Home Fund and the Watertown Community Foundationfor theirongoing support of thismarketand our community. During the current crisis, food insecurity is a growing concern. There are many in our community who are in need of healthy and nutritious food.

The Marshall Home Fund has providedfunding for the WatertownFarmers’MarketSNAP Match and VolunteerProgram to help older residents access healthy food.

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