Petrolia Farmers’ Market set to open in June with COVID protocols

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Petrolia’s Farmers’ Market will open June 5 but it won’t be a social gathering hub, at least while the province continues to deal with pandemic.

Dave Menzies, director of Community Services in Petrolia says for the second year in a row, the market will be set up to encourage people to visit vendors – at a distance – without large crowds.

The vendors will be set up facing Station and Fletcher Streets with no central walking path. Instead, people will be asked to follow a new footpath set out in the area.

There will only be eight vendors to start the season and masks will be encouraged at the market when six feet distance can’t be maintained.

The Kerr Market also won’t be open and there will not be any socializing when the current Stay-At-Home restrictions are in place. Officials say they may be eased as the province lifts restrictions.

The market will open at 7:30 am.