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Farmers’ Market returns

The Farmers’ Market will return to Farnham on Sunday 24 May with additional safety measures in place to protect both shoppers and stallholders. 

In line with the latest government advice and guidance, the market will be held in an enclosed area in Central car park. There will be one customer entrance and a separate exit so that the number of people in the market at any one time can be tightly monitored. The number of traders is limited to 20 so as to allow plenty of space between each stall.

Councillor Alan Earwaker, Lead Member for Tourism and Events says: “This month’s Farmers’ Market will feel very different to previous markets but the changes we have introduced are essential for enabling everybody to observe social distancing and to be safe. 

“Unlike in the past, sadly this market will not be a social occasion; the emphasis is on supporting producers and enabling customers to buy fresh local produce safely. I highly recommend shoppers visit the farmer’s market page in advance to see which stallholders will be at the market. This will enable shoppers to prepare for their shopping trip by having an idea of what they would like to buy. Finally, it goes without saying – if you are unwell, please do stay at home.”

The market will be held from 10am to 1.30pm. There will be no entry before 10am. There will be a hand sanitising station at the entrance to the market which everybody will be asked to use. 

Extra staff will be at the market to manage the changes and to ensure the measures are observed. 

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