We are open; come to shop alone

April 9, 2020

Open This Weekend – no shortage of food but PLEASE keep your distance and come to market alone.

All of our farmers’ markets apart from Islington will be open this Easter weekend.

This is in line with government instructions which authorise food markets to stay open during the crisis (see here, section 2, first bullet point) and here (page 4).

markets essential

Please help us to keep these essential food markets operating by observing managers instructions and following these guidelines:

Observe social distancing. People have been standing too close to each other. Follow government guidance of 2 metre minimum spacing.

  • Only person per household; if you come as a couple only one of you may be let in by the gate steward
  • If you are in a vulnerable group, please do not risk your health by coming to the market.
  • Help protect others – do not come to the market if you have a cough or a temperature
  • Leave your dogs at home
  • Come to market at least an hour after opening; allow the elderly to shop first.  
  • There is no shortage of food. Please buy only what you need.
  • We intend to open throughout the crisis – there is no need to stockpile.
  • At our gated markets we are limiting the number of people inside the gate and we are imposing a 2 metre-spaced queue outside.
  • Once the inside has reached its limit, customers are allowed in only when someone else comes out. 
  • Stewards are in place to manage social distancing. 
  • Avoid stalls with the longest queues.
  • Some stalls are accepting cash, some are card only.
  • We regret we cannot assist with home delivery.

Blackheath Farmers Market