Newburgh Farmers Market COVID-19 Updates

We’re sharing our COVID-19 customer guidelines with you all today so you’re ready for opening day of the market on July 4.

You may attend a farmers market in another state, or in other counties in Indiana where there are different rules for customers and vendors. These are the rules we must adhere to from guidance from the Indiana State Department of Health and the Warrick County Health Department. Farmers markets in each county in Indiana may have different rules depending on what their county health department requires.

Market Guidelines for Farmers Market Customers:

1. We strongly recommend wearing a mask and following CDC recommended hygiene practices.

2. If you are not feeling well, stay home.

3. This is not a family event. Limit attendance at the market to 1-2 adult members of the family when possible.

4. No pets on the premises at this time.

5. Pre-order products from vendors when possible to speed up transaction times.

6. If cash is used, some vendors may not give coin change.

7. Do not touch products at vendor stands.

8. At home, wash all produce thoroughly before using.

Be patient and kind – we are all in this together.

COVID-19 Market Update

Due to COVID-19, our board of directors has made the decision to postpone opening the farmers market until July 4.

Many will ask, how did we come to this decision? There were two main factors that contributed to the decision:

1. Even though farmers markets are considered essential business, the Newburgh Farmers Market draws a crowd larger than what is allowed under the re-opening stages set out by the governor’s plan to get Indiana back on track.

2. Our #1 priority is the safety of our customers and vendors when they’re at the market. After reviewing and discussing the new rules and recommendations put out by the Indiana State Department of Health and the Warrick County Health Department for farmers market in response to COVID-19, it was determined that we do not have the staff or volunteer capacity to enforce all of the new rules and regulations to keep everyone safe.

We, and all of our vendors, are excited to see everyone in July!

Until then, stay safe and stay healthy!