The decision has been made! Newton's farmers' markets will take place this season at Newton South High School. The Saturday market opens June 20th, 9 am - 1 pm and the Tuesday market opens June 30th, 2 - 6 pm. Both markets will be open for 17 weeks.
Why the change in venue?
While we love our usual locations at Elm Street and Cold Spring Park, the state's new farmers' market guidelines for the COVID-19 crisis require physical distancing measures and limiting market access to a single entrance and exit point. Unfortunately, neither of the previous locations could meet these requirements, so we've moved!
The markets will look and function differently this season. Our number one goal is to safely and efficiently support the community's access to local, nutritious food. To mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19, Newton's markets, like others throughout the region, are implementing a variety of new practices, from pay-in-advance, curb-side pickup for those hesitant to leave their vehicles, to no-touch shopping for those purchasing items directly from farms and vendors. There will be more information coming out soon about what to expect at this season's farmers' markets.