After thunderstorms cancelled the original kick off date of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin Farmers Market in Central Square, the market finally opened last Wednesday.
The Farmers Market kicked off Wednesday June 7 and will last through October 1. The market will be open each Wednesday until 6 p.m.
EBNHC and the Let’s Get Movin’ staff are making several changes to this year’s market in order to protect the health and safety of the public and farmers that will be on hand to sell their goods.
For example the market will host special shopping hours for seniors. The designated shopping hours for those 60 plus or others at high risk for COVID-19 will be each Wednesday from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
There will also be designated entrances and exits to the Central Square Farmers Market The Farmers Market now has two specific entrances. The entrance for the main market will be at the corner of Saratoga Street and Border Street. The entrance for Farmer Dave’s stand will be at the intersection of Meridian Street and Central Square. Only a limited number of shoppers will be allowed at any time inside the market and you may have to wait to enter the market.
Before shopping the EBNHC would like customers to sanitize or wash your hands at one of our hand-washing stations when you enter the market. Shoppers must follow the one-way traffic flow of the market with no backtracking. Shoppers can go through the shopper’s loop in the main market area again if they want to make another round. Shoppers must also remain six feet away from other shoppers and vendors are not allowed to touch reusable bags.
There will also be no eating allowed inside the market.