Nacogdoches Farmers Market will be open this Saturday, though there will be no live music or activities.
“We are eliminating the community aspect at the moment,” Market Manager Lynn Jones said. “People are encouraged to come, shop, shop for their neighbors and go home.”
A typical Saturday at the market would mean live music, food trucks and activities for children. At least temporarily, however, the market will operate with as little contact as possible. Volunteers have also discussing the possibility of a drive-through service.
Jones said she has talked with other outdoor markets around the state that are also still in business.
“Everyone seems to be in favor of farmers markets staying open,” she said. “As long as Kroger and Walmart are open, we are.”
The market, 107 Pearl St., will be open its usual hours of 9 a.m. to noon. Each individual vendor is given the choice to set up at the market or stay home. They are also being encouraged to offer curbside pickup, and many have set up individual Facebook pages to communicate with customers. These Facebook pages include: Dover Plant Farm, The Daily Rind, Texadus Family Farm, Nacogdoches Candle Company, Wyatt’s Free Range Eggs, Counter Culture Farms and Pineywoods Dirt Dauber.
The Spring Fling planned for March 28 has been postponed. For information on the market, email firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at Nacogdoches Farmers Market.