A Message To Our Customers And Vendors

All Farmers Markets Will be Open selling food items only.
the Green Valley Village Farmers and Artisans Market is TEMPORARILY closed until further notice
No token sales. SNAP/EBT and Double Up Food Bucks Arizona will be available at the markets.

March 19, 2020

Dear Heirloom FM customers and vendors,

We have been closely monitoring the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and our top priority is the safety and well being of our customers, vendors, and staff. As open-air grocery stores, the farmers markets will be open this weekend in order to continue to provide vital access to nutritious local food in our community.

We must all do our part for the health of our community by practicing social distancing. This translates to the following two important considerations: 1) please only come to the market if it is essential for you to buy food at the market, and 2) please maintain 6 feet distance with others at all times. If you or anyone in your household is sick, please stay home. If you are at higher risk based on age and/or chronic health conditions of any kind, please stay home. Everyone at the market is advised to avoid handshakes, hugs, etc. Examples of excellent greetings include a hand wave or a bow. Customers, please limit the time you spend at the market, with a “stock up and head home” approach.

Detailed below are the modifications we are making to further heighten safety at the markets. Some of the changes that you will notice are that only vendors who sell food will be at the markets. Also, all food sold at the market will be prepackaged by the vendors to reduce contact of the items as much as possible. No sampling or on site cooking will be allowed at the market. There will be no token sales so please come prepared with cash or credit card. SNAP/EBT and Double Up Food Bucks will be available at all markets. 

Please note: the Wednesday Green Valley Village Farmers & Artisans Market is currently closed until further notice.

Market Requirements

  1. All customers/vendors/staff must stay home if they are sick or if someone in their household is sick. 
  2. Customers, vendors, and staff are required to observe “social distancing” maintaining a space of six feet from each other.
  3. Vendor booths will be spread out to maintain social distancing.
  4. No communal food areas will be set up.
  5. Only prepackaged food will be for sale at the market.
  6. No sampling of food will be permitted.
  7. No food preparation food booths will be allowed to operate.
  8. The only HeirloomFM transactions that will happen on-site will be for those customers with SNAP/EBT. There will be no token sales.
  9. Hand sanitizer will be available at our market info booths and additional handwashing stations will be set up at the market.

Find your vendor

Looking for something specific at the market? Visit our Vendor Directory on our website to find their contact info. Some vendors are offering delivery service and other pick-up locations to serve your shopping needs. Please note: only vendors who sell food will be at the markets. Can’t find the vendor on our list? Please feel free to email us at [email protected] for their contact info.

SNAP/EBT Double Up Food Bucks AZ Incentive

We are continuing to take SNAP/EBT at all of our market locations. Effective immediately, our partners at Pinnacle Prevention are temporarily removing the $20 daily Double Up Food Bucks limit to make it an unlimited match dollar for dollar. This promotion will be active through April 30, 2020!

Be a health advocate for yourself, your loved ones, and your community.

In the interest of the continued health of our community, we strongly advise customers, vendors, and staff to follow these best practices according to public health guidelines:

  • Do not attend the markets if you or someone in your household is sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially: after going to the bathroom; before eating; after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; before/during/after preparing food; after touching an animal or animal waste; after touching garbage.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. This includes thoroughly washing produce before consumption and regularly washing your reusable produce bags.

For more info about infection control visit www.cdc.gov

 

Sincerely,

Nick Szumowski

Director of Operations
Heirloom Farmers Markets


March 12, 2020

Dear HeirloomFM customers and vendors,

Heirloom Farmers Markets is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and we are following the guidance of the Pima County Health Department and Arizona Department of Health Services.

The safety and well-being of our customers, vendors, and staff is our top priority. At this time, all Heirloom Farmers Markets will proceed as scheduled. We will be making a few modifications at the market, following the lead of other farmers markets around the country. Starting this weekend we will not have customer cafe areas and we encourage customers to view the farmers markets as an open-air grocery store experience. We will also be limiting food sampling at the markets. We encourage you to stay tuned for further updates from HeirloomFM.

Our market managers and staff will be adopting the following precautions to ensure the safety of our customers:

  • All staff and vendors must stay home if they are sick.

  • All staff processing cash/tokens/credit/debit/SNAP transactions must wear protective gloves.

  • Provide notices to vendors about proper food handling.

  • We will have hand sanitizers available at our market info booths.

In the interest of the continued health of our community, we strongly advise customers, vendors, and staff to follow these best practices according to public health guidelines:

  • Do not attend the markets if you or someone in your household is sick. 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially: after going to the bathroom; before eating; after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; before/during/after preparing food; after touching an animal or animal waste; after touching garbage.

  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. This includes thoroughly washing produce before consumption and regularly washing your reusable produce bags.

Thank you for your continued support of the farmers markets, local small businesses, and our vibrant food system.

Sincerely,

Nick Szumowski

Director of Operations
Heirloom Farmers Markets