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Farmington Growers Market kicks off season June 13 at Gateway Park

Hannah Grover
Farmington Daily Times

AZTEC — Farmington’s weekly Growers Market kicks off the season on June 13 at Farmington Museum at Gateway Park.

The market, which features fresh produce as well as other products, starts at 8 a.m. and goes through noon every Saturday during the summer and through much of the fall. A Tuesday market will also be available from 4 to 6 p.m. at the same location starting July 7.

Customers who have SNAP/EBT benefits can double their money's worth while buying fresh produce at the growers market.

Victoria Kaufman helps customers pick produce, Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Kaufman Family Farm booth during the Growers Market at Farmington Museum at Gateway Park.

Vendors and patrons are expected to take extra precautions that will prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Shoppers will be expected to wear masks or other cloth face coverings, as per the guidance issued by both the New Mexico Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

In addition, there will be designated entry points and customers must use those entrances. Handwashing stations are being provided and shoppers entering the market are required to sanitize their hands. Each vendor will also have hand sanitizer. There will be markings on the ground to help patrons maintain a six-foot social distance.

Paula Sunner of Pual's Produce sells her products, Saturday, July 7, 2018 during the Growers Market at Farmington Museum at Gateway Park.

Customers will not be able to consume the food they buy on site, nor will they be able to handle the products before purchasing them.

Tips for shoppers have been posted on the grower’s market website, farmingtongrowersmarket.com.

Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 or via email at hgrover@daily-times.com.

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