VT Farmers Market Check-in - Shared screen with speaker view
I don't know everyone well yet, can people identify theie location so I can learn where you are?
Jennie, our new website is www.arlingtonvillagefarmersmarket.com and it's live now even tho we haven't officially launched it - which we will do this week once I get all the farmer info online. I'll email it to you so you can change it on our contact info as well. Everything else is the same.
Is that a definite? My vendors would like that as well (plexiglass barrier).
esp as it gets 100 heat index in July Aug
grocery stores and other places of business are using plexiglass barriers. The Post office also uses a sheet of clear plastic
I agree the 12 foot spacing esp outdoors is quite the overkill. And in our market it really makes the path very long that elderly have to walk as they have to do a full loop - so not only is our market twice as long based on 12 food empty spaces, but then it's one way so they have to walk all the way down and then all the way back on the back side of the property. It's problematic. 6 foot spacing outdoors seems overly adequate.
people here are already upset they have to wear masks outside and keep six feet. they think it shouldbe one or the other.
outside dining is six feet but no mask. obviously
Restrictions and guidelines can be interruptive. Is that what we are doing with the 12' rules, requiring gloves for vendors and any other rules ?
Thank you Capital City
Mieko we cant hear you
The guidelines are def not interpretive as the fist pargraph takes a hard line that "all markets must follow these rules" That said, they are not fair. I think we all agree.
Mieko A Ozeki
RIght! Vendors personally are like 18 feet apart now!
but I feel that will change as things open and the weather gets hotter
I'm for guidelines. I'm just not for things that seem dangerous in the long run (too much masking) or ridiculously overreaching (long spacing)
the govs guildelines are not customers much anyway - we only have to encourage them. that is what we are doing. We will not be requiring nor policing shoppers. ppl in our town are pro mask so I think most will anyway.
Jennie can you share with us which town it was in?
right Deb. We can not police people. And customers are not required. Its up to your market board.
Please send me any cheese vendors close to Arlington! Or veggies. We are a Friday mrt so it's unlikely to compete with yours.
Can we talk about the grant program through VAAFM?
a note about gloves which may be obvious but figured I'd mention! I also work in a food production facility and it's true that your hands get sweaty - you just have to change them frequently :)
Mieko A Ozeki
Ditto to Lotty’s point. I am so overwhelmed and over my time that I can’t work on the grant.
Same and I'm 100% volunteer already at maybe as many hours as I put in all market last year and we haven't even started - but I might look again
Mieko A Ozeki
thanks bye all