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DUBUQUE FARMERS MARKET 

COVID-19 SAFETY RESPONSE 

DUBUQUE FARMERS MARKET IS OPEN!

YOUR TRIP TO THE FARMERS' MARKET IS DEEMED AN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITY

Public Health officials have published Certified Farmers' Markets as an essential public service equivalent to grocery stores.  All market staff, farmers, and producers are dedicated to adhering to health and safety standards and providing safe and reliable access to nutritious foods necessary to a healthy community. Please reach out with any questions at jolynn@dubuquemainstreet.org.

How you can help:​ 

  • All patrons MUST WEAR MASKS throughout their visit to the market if they can not social distance from others outdoors, in accordance with the City of Dubuque mask mandate regarding the use of cloth face coverings. (updated 3.5.2021 in accordance to mask mandate until 6.15.2021) 

  • We have hand washing stations available!

  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other shoppers, especially when in line. 

  • Try to attend the market earlier in the day, when attendance is lower. 

  • If you are sick, or a member of your family is sick, STAY HOME. 

  • Wash your produce when you get home.

Market Safety Measures:

  • Handwashing stations will be available

  • All staff and vendors MUST WEAR MASKS throughout the day when you can not social distance from others outdoors, in accordance with the City of Dubuque mask mandate regarding the use of cloth face coverings. 

  • Chalk marks for lines for social distancing between vendor booths

  • Frequent cleaning of market equipment- Market managers will wipe down commonly used surfaces, such as the market information table, EBT redemption devices (phones, card swipers).

  • We have postponed all market community events, including music, entertainment, community tables, and sponsor tables.

  • Proper adherence to state & county health code

As markets REMAIN OPEN, we remind you of the benefits of shopping for nutrient-dense produce from small family farms:

  • Fresh produce rich in vitamins & nutrients essential to maintaining a healthy immune system

  • Low risk, the open-air environment allows for the social spacing of 6ft.

  • Sunlight provides a powerful, natural disinfectant, and exposure to vitamin D

  • Food directly traveling from the farm is handled at a much lower rate than in the commercial system

As we continue to maintain our health through the power of natural foods, we encourage and thank those who support our local family farms & businesses.