The Lansdowne Farmers’ Market reopened on May 31 with pandemic precautions that encourage online prepayment of goods with specific vendors. As a “click and collect” market, customers pre-purchase local produce, meats, cheeses, prepared foods, baked goods and hot take-out items from about 30 producers. While online pre-purchase is encouraged, customers are also able to buy in person if they have registered for a time slot.
How it works:
- Book a time slot at ottawafarmersmarket.ca/specialmarket to pick up your orders on Sunday. Only customers who have booked a time slot through the eventbrite link on the website will be able to enter the market on Sunday. There are a limited number of time slots.
- Place your orders directly with vendors by selecting them from the list.
- Pick up orders from the vendors you purchased from by visiting the market during your pre-booked time slot.
COVID-19 protocols worked out with
Public Health Ottawa include:
- Limited customer numbers within the market at any given time.
- First hour limited to those aged 65-plus and those who are immuno-compromised.
- No transactions at the market; all goods are purchased in advance.
- Spaces between vendors’ booths.
- Hand sanitizer available throughout the market.
- Physical distancing measures within the market square and in areas where customers may wait.
- Surfaces and tables sanitized frequently..
- No sampling of products.
- All food for take-out only. No eating within the market.
- No seating areas.
- No pets, only service animals.
- No musicians or buskers.