Lansdowne Farmers’ Market reopens

The Lansdowne Farmers’ Market reopened Sunday, May 31 with “click and collect” pandemic safety precautions. Customers select and prepay for goods online and collect from vendors on Sunday, crossing a patrolled no-walk zone to reach the particular vendor. Photo: Ali Ramezani

The Lansdowne Farmers’ Market reopened on May 31 with pandemic precautions that encourage online prepayment of goods with specific vendors. As a “click and collect” market, customers pre-purchase local produce, meats, cheeses, prepared foods, baked goods and hot take-out items from about 30 producers. While online pre-purchase is encouraged, customers are also able to buy in person if they have registered for a time slot.

How it works:

  1. Book a time slot at ottawafarmersmarket.ca/specialmarket to pick up your orders on Sunday. Only customers who have booked a time slot through the eventbrite link on the website will be able to enter the market on Sunday. There are a limited number of time slots.
  2. Place your orders directly with vendors by selecting them from the list.
  3. Pick up orders from the vendors you purchased from by visiting the market during your pre-booked time slot.

COVID-19 protocols worked out with
Public Health Ottawa include:

  • Limited customer numbers within the market at any given time.
  • First hour limited to those aged 65-plus and those who are immuno-compromised.
  • No transactions at the market; all goods are purchased in advance.
  • Spaces between vendors’ booths.
  • Hand sanitizer available throughout the market.
  • Physical distancing measures within the market square and in areas where customers may wait.
  • Surfaces and tables sanitized frequently..
  • No sampling of products.
  • All food for take-out only. No eating within the market.
  • No seating areas.
  • No pets, only service animals.
  • No musicians or buskers.
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