NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Farmers Market is in full swing with COVID–19 precautions in place.
Many events have been canceled this summer, but organizers decided to move forward with this year’s Farmers Market.
The event is held outdoors, vendors are practicing social distancing, all purchased items are packaged, and attendees are required to wear a face covering in order to decrease the changes of spreading the virus.
Market Master Lisa Cory says it was important that the Farmers Market go on as planned. Not only does it provide income for vendors and gives the community access to fresh produce, the Farmers Market gives Negaunee a little piece of pre-pandemic life.
“We talked as a city, because it’s a city-sponsored market, about the open air concept,” said Cory. “We wanted to really try to pull off the market open in air and in person as normally as we could, because I think we need some normal things in life. So I think it was important for us to try to do that.”
The Negaunee Farmers Market is open every Wednesday through the end of September from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.