The Edmond Farmer’s Market is open again, though it looks a little different than usual.
“We love to have our market be a social environment,” Edmond Recreation Manager Diane Self said. “But unfortunately, right now, it does need to stick with the shopping environment.”
Caution over conversation was the theme Saturday. Among the restrictions Saturday was a mandatory wearing of masks, no more than two people at a time per booth and using containers for cash. It’s a small price to pay for farmers.
Wes McKasson and his wife, April, own a farm called The Earth Shelter Garden Project in Edmond.
It’s been a rough couple months for most farmers who have had to come up with alternative methods to sell their product.
“Facebook,” McKasson said. “People will send us a message and we were able to connect with them, meet them with product and get it to them that way.”
If the market is one more place for farmers to make money, Saturday’s reopening is a big deal for them.
“Take the things that are in the fields, get them into customer’s hands and be able to get some income at the same time,” McKasson said. “It’s been wonderful.”
Self said the city will decide which safety precautions to keep in place on a week-by-week basis.
The Edmond Farmer’s Market is open Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.