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Southside farmers market to stay at Northside park -- for now

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Posted at 7:37 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 19:37:30-04

RICHMOND, Va. — The South Of The James Farmers Market, Virgina’s largest year-round market, will complete its summer season at Bryan Park due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

Typically the farmers market is held Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ay through November or sometimes into December.

RELATED: Why Southside farmers market moved to Northside park

“After multiple and lengthy discussions with the Richmond Police Department, Parks and Recreation, RMC Events, vendors and internal staff, we have come to the decision, per COVID, social distancing practices and all the unknowns we as a community are still facing, to complete our summer season in Bryan Park,” the market revealed in a press release. “We truly appreciate the Forest Hill community’s support and petition, have requested a non compete, and thank those who are crossing the river to support our farmers, artists, culinary artists and their families during this difficult time.

Below are the markets May through October hours and information:

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am, drive thru traffic, PRE-ORDERS ONLY. NO GRAB AND GO.
  • Walk thru starts after all vehicles cleared until 11:50 am with controlled number of customers monitored by RMC and Police; this provides food accessibility for all. The market closes at Noon; please allow enough time to shop because all sale transactions need to be completed by 12:05 p.m.
  • Lulus online system launched effective June 1st. Not mandatory and some vendors are participating.
  • With MASKS REQUIRED for 10 years and older, per the governor’s order, we will allow children and dogs.
  • We will have staff on hand monitoring and stressing social distancing.
  • We will also allow an open area dining in areas that naturally create social distancing.

Click here for more information about the South Of The James Farmers Market.