Market staff have been working closely with Waterloo Region Public Health, Farmers’ Markets Ontario, our Regional counter parts; the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market and the Kitchener Farmers’ Market, as well as with market vendors, to establish appropriate procedures and protocols for re-opening local food markets.

In order to adhere to provincial directives and Public Health measures, the Cambridge Farmers’ Market will be implementing the following changes while pandemic restrictions remain in place.

  • Controlled entrances for both indoor and outdoor markets
  • Limited capacity for shoppers both indoors and outdoor
  • Electronic payments encouraged where possible
  • Use of reusable bags/containers not permitted
  • Food sampling suspended
  • Buskers and community groups suspended
  • Signage will be posted to encourage physical distancing
  • Signage will be posted to encourage directional flow of traffic
  • Plexi barriers installed at indoor vendor booths
  • Non- Medical Mask is required at indoor market and encouraged at outdoor market

“It’s important for customers to expect a different market shopping experience for the time-being,” says Market Manager Alix Aitken. “While the market is usually a very social place, we are encouraging more efficient shopping with just one or two people per household attending at a time and to leave children and pets at home.”

Shoppers can visit the Cambridge Farmers’ Market online map to see which vendors will be open and where they are located in order to quickly navigate the market.  As well, shoppers are encouraged to contact vendors directly to see if pre-ordering options are available.