VICTORIA FARMERS' MARKET STATEMENT ON COVID-19

The Victoria Farmers’ Market is a critical (and open-air) access point for fresh, healthy food in our community. We will continue to monitor local, state, and federal information sites on a daily basis, and follow recommended guidelines to reduce the risk of exposure to Coronavirus for the customers, vendors, and our staff.

 

We will continue to be open every Saturday with the following precautions in place:

• Requiring our farmers, food vendors and other market partners to adhere to best practices as outlined by the CDC to reduce exposure and spread of Coronavirus;

• Posting signs at vendor booths recommending that customers point to the items they want and let only our vendors handle the food;

• Suspending food sampling at market;

• Providing food handling gloves for vendors who wish to use them;

• Recommending that vendors assign one person to handle ONLY payments, and reminding those who do not have an extra person to sanitize their hands in between handling food and cash;

• Asking vendors to disinfect market surfaces/objects throughout the day;

• Removing the Imagination Playground kids’ area until further notice;

• Providing a hand washing station in the center of the market for customers, vendors and the public.

 

We will post signs around the market displaying the precautions recommended to prevent contraction and spread of COVID-19 including:

• Stay home if you are sick;

• Those who are high-risk (elderly and people with underlying health conditions) avoid public gatherings;

• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used;

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;

• Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, with your elbow or with a tissue, which should promptly be disposed of;

• Wash or sanitize hands immediately after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose;

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces;

• Try new, low-contact ways of greeting your friends and loved ones, including an elbow bump or wave.

BOARD MEMBERS

Robin Cadle - President
361-578-0591 or 361-655-1607

Juan Perez - Vice President
361-578-0591

Meridith Byrd - Secretary/Treasurer
361-578-0591 or 361-218-9246 

Sandra Osman - At-Large Member

Cuero Main Street Program

361-485-8008

CONTACT NUMBERS

Meridith Byrd - Market Manager
361-578-0591 or 361-218-9246

Victoria City-County Health Dept. 
361-578-6281

361-578-0591

3809 E. Rio Grande Street

Victoria, Texas 77901

The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS.  Member of Feeding America (FA) and Feeding Texas. Authorized distribution point for US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodities Program. 

 

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