Minimizing Risks for Coronavirus Transmission at Farmers Markets, On-Farm Markets, You-Pick Operations, and Produce Auctions

Added by Luke LaBorde • Last updated April 5, 2020
Author: Penn State Extension

Each day brings new information and concern about COVID-19 and its impact on our lives. If the threat of this rapidly spreading viral disease lingers, social distancing and limitations on public gatherings could adversely impact market channels for local produce, including farmers markets, you-pick operations, and produce auctions. Produce operations should consider the possibility that this virus may continue to be a threat well into the marketing season and take action to develop a plan to safeguard their customers and workers.