BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The South Buffalo Farmer's Market has returned for its seventh season in Cazenovia Park, but this year comes with changes due to COVID-19.
Organizers say they have taken several steps to ensure the safety of vendors and attendees.
- Reconfiguring the vendor lay out, ensuring each vendor is more than 6 feet apart with amble space for lines to form without causing congestion
- Vendors, patrons and volunteers (who are medically able to) are required to wear face masks when they are within 6 feet of other individuals
- Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations will be located throughout the market
- Per the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, no entertainment (music and yoga) is permitted at the market at this time
- Public restrooms will not be available until deemed safe
- Vendors will adhere to all guidelines established by NYS
- Safety Guidelines will be prominently displayed
“The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed life as we know it,” said Buffalo Common Councilmember Christopher P. Scanlon. “We have all seen businesses shut down -both temporary and permanently - or greatly alter their operating model in order to survive. That’s what makes this year’s market season more important than ever. Our farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities and they need our support. While we may not be able to offer some of the special events we’ve become known for, we can assure visitors that they will have access to the highest quality local products while enjoying one of the most beautiful backdrops in Western New York – Cazenovia Park.”
The farmer's market runs every Sunday from June to September from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is sponsored by Buffalo Common Councilmember Christopher Scanlon.