Modified Operations at Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market due to Covid-19
The Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market is open on Saturdays and runs from May through October at Sequim City Hall Plaza.
During Phase 2, the market will operate from 9 am to 2 pm.
In its regular season, The Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market (SFAM) is known for an eclectic display of over 40 local vendors, a live music series, and a full calendar of events. As long as businesses are under stay-at-home/essentials-only COVID-19 restrictions, SFAM opened on Saturday, May 16th under a highly modified operations model, in order to safely serve the needs of our Sequim community during this crisis period.
The SFAM provides a venue for our community to purchase locally grown, nutritious food as well as locally crafted product. Shopping at the market ensures you are buying directly from the source, from the farmers and makers you know and trust. It is important to keep SFAM robust and viable in order to maintain this low-overhead marketplace for the health of Sequim’s small business community, now and in the future.
Operating during this health crisis is not business as usual. SFAM is committed to providing a safe, open-air marketplace by abiding by the most up-to-date guidelines issued by the CDC, Washington State Executive, Department of Health, and local jurisdictions. The market is taking strict safety precautions.
SFAM staff will:
🔹 Wear face coverings during market opening hours
🔹 Provide hand sanitizer for customers and vendors; restrooms with sinks for hand washing are available across Sequim Ave
🔹 Regularly disinfect all “high-touch” surfaces
🔹 Operate within a modified layout with one-way foot traffic procedures and space between vendor booths of at least 6 feet
🔹 Provide a thorough health questionnaire to all staff and vendors to ensure that no person is demonstrating the following symptoms: Fever (100.4°F or higher), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or muscle aches
SFAM vendors will:
🔹 Wear a face covering OR maintain a distance of 6 feet distance from others at all times.
SFAM customers are asked to:
🔹 Send only one person per household to the market, when possible
🔹 Leave furry friends (pets) at home because they are so cute people always want to gather to pet them!
🔹 Wash or sanitize hands before entering the farmers market
🔹 Wear a face covering
🔹 Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from other shoppers
🔹 Avoid touching any products pre-purchase and allow vendors to select and bag products once purchased
🔹 Avoid the consumption of food on market premises
🔹 Bag own items when using reusable bags, wash reusable bags prior to shopping
🔹 Assist neighbors unable to attend the market in making purchases and maintain appropriate social distance upon delivery
🔹 Avoid the market when demonstrating any of the following symptoms: Fever (100.4°F or higher), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or muscle aches
NOTICE: The WA Department of Health has issued a statewide order directing all individuals to wear a face-covering in any indoor public setting or when outdoors and unable to maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others.
The governor has issued an order directing businesses to require and enforce the use of face coverings by all customers or visitors.
Additional information on this matter is available at the state Department of Health.
SFAM thanks you for your cooperation and kindness as we navigate these uncertain times as a community.
As restrictions are lifted, SFAM will adjust its operating procedures each Saturday according to the most current health-and-safety requirements.
One of the Finest Farmers and Artisans Markets on the Olympic Peninsula
The Sequim outdoor market is open every Saturday May through September, 9 am – 2 pm, at Sequim City Hall Plaza.
We invite you, your family and your friends to visit our one-of-a-kind marketplace and bring home goodies, tasty treats and wonderfully handmade gifts.
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