Danbury Farmer’s Market Returns June 19, New Milford Underway
Lately, event announcements are more often about an event being postponed indefinitely, or canceled outright. So it's always exciting when you get an event notification about something that's actually happening.
In this case, CityCenter Danbury announced in a Facebook post that their popular Farmer's Markets would return on June 19. The series will happen from 10 AM to 2 PM on Fridays through October 30th at the Danbury Railway Museum at the corner of White Street and Patriot Drive.
CityCenter has implemented the standard steps to ensure food safety and the safety of vendors and shoppers. All participants will be required to wear masks, santitize hands before entering the market, and practice social distancing.
New Milford had its first Farmer's Market of the year this past Saturday, and according to the market's Facebook page on Facebook, vendors thought it was a great turnout, many sold out and there were no problems with people following the new rules. New Milford's Farmers Markets happen Saturdays on the green from 9 AM to Noon.
In New Milford, the green is marked off for one-way shopping, with one customer at a time per stand. Products are placed behind the vendors, and the vendors will bag. Customers are not allowed to touch the product, so unfortunately there will be no squeezing of the tomatoes. Vendors also can't touch a customer's reusable bags and all will have single-use bags for bagging.
It's great to see things like this coming back. It gives us a little normalcy to look forward to, and it's also a good way to ease back into events safely (not to mention you can't beat farm-fresh produce.)