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Border City Farmers Market reopening as an outdoor market

The Border City Farmers Market is opening tomorrow.

The market is moving outside of the Servus Sports Centre as the building remains closed. It will be in the south side parking lot near the skate park and spread out to ensure physical distancing is kept.

Lorisa Upham with the Border City Farmers Market says they are excited to get back into the farmers market atmosphere.

“We’re definitely excited to get our market going again and see our vendors and customers as well. [We’re also excited] to provide local products to locals.”

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She says not all vendors will be back but they currently have 10 set-up for the reopening with more coming back as restrictions are lifted and they are able to get indoors.

The market will be following provincial guidelines by having sanitization stations available and there will also be separate entrances and exits to the market.

“People will have to be able to safely physically distance so we will be monitoring that. We will be  monitoring the number of people that are coming through and watching to make sure everyone is able to safely physically distance.”

Throughout the pandemic, provincial governments have been encouraging residents to support local. Upham notes there’s been good support for local vendors as people shift to buying more local products and the farmers market will help them move forward.

“Our vendors have been reaching out on social media and other avenues to get to their customers and make it work for themselves these past few weeks. I know they’re definitely looking forward to having contact via the farmers market.”

The market will run at reduced hours from noon to 4 p.m. every Thursday.

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