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greg patt
21:25
How do customers do preorders? Phone?Email?
cherylgilmore
21:54
Wrightstown Market is planning to be open March 28th - going to be outside our church location. Heavily encouraging pre-orders along with pre-paying. Encouraging our vendors to create online stores if they haven’t already done so.
Helaine Harris
22:21
Helaine here from Historic Lewes Farmers Market in DE. DDA will not allow markets to open open until May 15.... We are trying to get that changed. Meanwhile, we have a work group started to try and develop a large drive-through market. Thanks, we are learning from lots of markets across the country.
Carla Snyder
22:32
Thank you Cheryl and Helaine for sharing!
B Bliss
23:17
Has anyone used a software like Local line for preorders?
Elizabeth Wyant
23:22
Nazareth Farmers Market is still planning on opening May 2.in Center Circle, Nazareth, PA. With vendors farther apart, eliminating sampling, customers are discouraged from handling product. etc.
Elizabeth Wyant
25:18
Nazareth will be yes!
broadwaterfarm
25:24
yes we have handwashing at our market
Kali
25:31
Farmers on the Square - we ordered a portable hand washing sink and portapotty for market day
Helaine Harris
25:36
Yes, they are not difficult to do.
Elizabeth Wyant
26:15
agree with Helaine - you can use a water jug, and soap.
Bridget
26:40
Peters Township Farmers Market doesn't open until May 27th, we are still planning to open if nothing else changes
Deb Martin
26:44
Bethlehem Farmers' Market (at Lehigh U) has postponed opening that was planned for 4/30 because University has cancelled events. We are trying to determine if/when to open for the season. Considering a delay until late summer to coincide with students' return to campus (we hope).
Helaine Harris
26:59
Be careful with porta potty--way to contaminate.
Reza Djalal
27:10
Farmers Market Coalition recommended trying a different layout for the market which encourages customers from congregating in a central area. Has anyone tried rearranging their vendors?
ShellyOswald
27:23
There is a spigot you can put on a 5 gallon drink container that the PDA approved for hand washing.
Bill
29:48
Did I miss something? Aren't we supposed to avoid groups of more than 10 people?
andrewrosen
30:18
Swarthmore is scheduled to open 5/9, but we don’t think we will be able to open that early. We haven’t heard from our borough yet, but we don’t think they will allow us to set up that early. So far, from what we’ve seen at other markets, they’re having a really hard time getting people to keep to the necessary distances.
broadwaterfarm
30:42
can we get a link to the spigot?
ShellyOswald
30:46
I can share that with you maria
averyl
30:49
markets are essential food retial
ShellyOswald
31:04
It is my setup
ShellyOswald
31:09
yes
ShellyOswald
31:12
temporary
Elizabeth Wyant
31:43
Any thoughts on porta potties? We are outdoors and normally use local business bathrooms, which may not be available in this situation.
Elizabeth Wyant
33:51
I am Nazareth Market mgr, but know that Easton Market is putting up stanchions and such to put distance between people.
Elizabeth Wyant
36:11
I hadn't thought about pets. Thank you for that thought!
cherylgilmore
36:47
If we missed PASA’s webinar this am, can we still access it?
MARIA L GRAZIANI
38:05
Yes on PASA's webinar - I believe it will be recorded and a link will be available on their website. you can always contact dan@pasafarming.org to get it!
cherylgilmore
38:53
Venmo would be a terrific option for handling cash transactions however isn’t it just for personal use, not for commercial use?
cherylgilmore
39:17
Thanks Maria! BTW are you on a beach somewhere?lol
Bridget
39:36
Do the markets on here use a token system? Thoughts on continuing that this season because the tokens pass through so many hands and are not cleaned between uses.
Carla Snyder
40:31
Venmo is not a POS system for business transactions however Paypal or apple pay can be used for business purposes.
ShellyOswald
42:57
The hand wash setup was for my permanent license still looking for condensed drawings
ShellyOswald
45:18
you mean for just harvest? Square works fine for me
Carla Snyder
47:02
Most recent publications from Penn State Extension (one on farmers markets coming very shortly) can be found here: https://extension.psu.edu/shopby/news
ShellyOswald
48:28
Handwash station video - you can get the spigot on amazon for about $5. I have a table with a basin that it pours into and put a bucket below to catch the water. https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS813US815&sxsrf=ALeKk019Iz6ammTid_ptciW6ONajKFkzNw:1584732488376&q=portable+hand+washing+station+diy&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiLi6LI5KnoAhXXgXIEHZGbALYQ1QIoBXoECAsQBg&biw=854&bih=707#kpvalbx=_tRl1XoaEOcWrytMPo-uG-AM50
Reza Djalal
48:55
Do any vendors have a sense of how much the COVID-19 public health crisis will affect yearly sales overall? How much of a decrease should vendors be anticipating?
ShellyOswald
49:34
Sorry better link to video https://youtu.be/SMa5OTa3PnU
pafarmmarkets@outlook.com
50:31
Reza, I don't think anyone can predict that and they have an increase but I don't think anyone knows
ShellyOswald
50:45
table with basin for hand wash https://www.churchchairs4less.com/DAD-PYZ-116-GG.html?kpid=go_cmp-1699618509_adg-63749556902_ad-330164167183_pla-658057122201_dev-c_ext-_prd-DAD-PYZ-116-GG&utm_campaign=%5BPLA%5D%20-%20ChurchChairs4Less%20-%20No%20Negatives&gclid=Cj0KCQjw09HzBRDrARIsAG60GP91wF_EAsLldi9ehpOnxfPcN5eVxcN5r46_MgULDRbRM6rWq9J2XJYaAkqqEALw_wcB
ShellyOswald
52:24
Hands free spigot https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Packs-OCSParts-RWB217-Tomlinson/dp/B00NR48IKK?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_3
Elizabeth Wyant
54:22
Maybe new token purchases could be treated with polyurethane or something???
iPad
57:05
anyone limiting vendors? Just meat and produce?
Elizabeth Wyant
58:08
In Nazareth's case, we may not have access to business bathrooms that we have had in the past.
Casey
59:24
They said on the PASA webinar this morning that it seems like craft vendors will not be welcomed at markets bc they are non essential
Becky Lubold
01:01:03
so, if soap is essential, what about body products like deodorants, balms, lotions, etc?
MARIA L GRAZIANI
01:06:01
Here is Governor Wolf's list
MARIA L GRAZIANI
01:06:04
https://www.scribd.com/document/452417159/20200319-Life-Sustaining-Business#from_embed?campaign=SkimbitLtd&ad_group=126006X1587341X73abb1708bd481c1da5b9f1d77d2c411&keyword=660149026&source=hp_affiliate&medium=affiliate
MARIA L GRAZIANI
01:07:48
possibly with soap - chemical manufacturing + general stores are life-sustaining, so maybe soap fits in. I can not give a definite on that.
B Bliss
01:08:48
Is anyone limiting prepared food vendors?
Kali
01:09:10
We’re asking people to only bring pre-packaged foods - no preparing anything at market.
Diane Dallos
01:09:23
If you/a vendor have a question about what is life-sustaining or would like to seek a waiver here is how:As a follow-up to today’s announcement from the governor, any business that believes it should be considered a life-sustaining-business, would like to seek a waiver and wants information on the process, can email RA-dcexemption@pa.gov.Any business with questions about whether it needs to close, can contact the administration at ra-dcedcs@pa.gov.
cherylgilmore
01:10:01
Haven’t decided that yet…
Bridget
01:12:08
What do you think about food trucks that attract large crowds, Cousins Maine Lobster for example
Abigail Gildea
01:15:08
I think it’s best practice to have no on site prepared food but if they can bring the food already prepared and packaged - that’s most important
B Bliss
01:15:10
Are you looking at online platforms as a market or as vendors?
Kali
01:15:21
yes please!
Kali
01:15:26
re: meeting again
iPad
01:15:42
Yes Wednesday
Galaxy S8
01:15:43
Yes to meeting again!
ShellyOswald
01:15:44
Check out LocalLine as an online platform - they have one that is set up for markets
Elizabeth Wyant
01:15:44
Thank you all for great ideas!
cherylgilmore
01:15:48
Yes lets meet sooner because I heard PA is going to move to shelter in place over the weekend
Reza Djalal
01:16:04
Thank you everyone
iPad
01:16:07
Thank for iPad- Claire on behalf of Kennett Market
Kali
01:16:09
Thanks all!
cherylgilmore
01:16:10
Not sure if that is true or not.
Helaine Harris
01:16:12
Thank you for doing this!!!
Denele
01:16:12
Thank you!
B Bliss
01:16:13
This email was forwarded to me, how can I get on the email list?
Bill
01:16:14
Thanks all!
cherylgilmore
01:16:15
Thank you Brian!!
Deb Martin
01:16:18
thanks everyone
Bridget
01:16:19
Thank you, this gave me a lot to think about and discuss with my board
B Bliss
01:16:26
Thanks!