Farmers Market to return to the Triangle
The City of Dripping Springs announced that the Farmers Market will return to its normal schedule at Veterans Memorial Park (The Triangle), corner of Hwy 290 and RR 12, beginning Wednesday March 25, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The press release said, “The City, in consultation with the City Attorney, Hays County, and our Emergency Management Team, will hold the Dripping Springs Farmers Market this week, Wednesday, March 25, at Veterans Memorial Park/The Triangle…The City is continuing with the Market in order to provide access to healthy food which is critical to the community and the people of Hays County, while recognizing that additional measures need to be implemented to protect the residents, vendors, and staff.”
The press release stated the Farmers Market will follow the CDC guidelines, the Governor’s order from last week, and the County’s order related to events.
The Farmers Market will follow these guidelines:
• The Farmers Market will move back to its regular home at the Triangle, so that it is completely outdoors and takes place in wide open spaces.
• Vendor booths/tents will be spaced so that vendors and participants remain 6ft away from each other.
• Only food vendors will be allowed to exhibit.
• Hand sanitizer and handwash stations will be available.
• There will be no sampling allowed and there will be no self-serve areas.
• There will be no seating areas or entertainment activities.
• Visitors will not be allowed to congregate between booths or in any area of the Market.
• Visitors must wait in their cars until the Market opens.
• The Market will be following other CDC guidelines, including:
o If you are sick, you may not attend.
o People over 65 and those with a compromised immune system are advised not to attend.
“The Farmers Market team is working diligently to ensure a safe shopping experience for the community while continuing to provide access to the food that nourishes our families, sustains the businesses of our producers, and enriches our local economy - especially during challenging times,” Farmers Market Manager Laurel Robertson said.
Last year, the Dripping Springs Farmers Market was voted Texas’ #1 Farmers Market at the American Farmland Trust’s Farmers Market Celebration Contest.
When asked if this meant the market would resume every Wednesday going forward, not just a one-time event on March 25th, City Communication Director Lisa Sullivan said, “Right now it will keep going. But things could always change.”