The Cottage Lawn Farmers' Market will once again welcome New York State Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Checks in 2020. The New York State Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) consists of two programs: the Women, Infants and Children Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP) and the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). Those who are eligible for these programs are provided checks to redeem for fresh, local fruits and vegetables at participating farmers' markets and farm stands.
Empire State Development (ESD), which has issued guidance on essential businesses and services, considers farmers’ markets an essential retail business, providing healthy food for communities. Farmers’ markets are also exempt from the mass gatherings restrictions set forth in Executive Order 202.8. To maintain the designation as an exempt operation, it is important that all farmers’ markets meet the following requirements for the duration of the Executive Order. These requirements are meant to maintain outlets for healthy local foods, while safeguarding our farmers, consumers, and communities from the spread of COVID-19.
The requirements are:
• No forms of entertainment.
• No cooking demonstrations or sampling.
• Space out vendors as much as possible.
• Minimize amount of food on display with customer access.
• Increase the number of handwashing stations and make hand sanitizer available.
• Manage customer traffic within the market to eliminate congregating and to promote social distancing (i.e., maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet between customers).
Welcome to Cottage Lawn Farmers' Market
The Madison County Historical Society's 6th Annual Cottage Lawn Farmers' Market features fresh local, seasonal produce, cheese, honey, maple products, ice cream, poultry, eggs, jellies, antibacterial soaps, masks and much more!
There are 15 weeks of the market
June 2, 9,16, 23,30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
In an effort to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and safeguard the community, the Madison County Historical Society has modified how this year's market will operate. We will not be having themed events, guided house tours, or weekly storytelling. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and post any changes to the operation of the market on this site and on our Facebook page. Please do join us every Tuesday to purchase your essential food items. Our farmers are here for you!
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