Bashaw Farmers market ready for first event on June 12

Pandemic restrictions pushed start back more than a month

With the COVID-19 pandemic creating some uncertainty and a month long delay, the Bashaw Farmers Market will finally get a chance to open next week.

Market organizer Laurie Davis announced on social media in late May that the first market is a go for June 12 at Bashaw’s Heritage Park — the former tourist booth site — and will run at its usual time of 4 to 7 p.m.

Davis explained the wait has been strange and that there will be some changes to how things run.

“It hasn’t been a hard wait, but it certainly has been an interesting one with all of the Alberta Heath Service’s (AHS) rules changing the way we operate.” Davis said.

“Most of the vendors are looking forward to coming back, but a few are certainly concerned. Thankgoodness AHS is allowing all vendors to participate and not just those that are deemed essential.”

Davis added the changes are not only for the vendors, but for customers’ safety as well.

“There are definitely changes to the way one usually shops at the market — sanitize before shopping, sanitize with the vendors as well as physical distancing protocols being observed at all times. We will create a safe and kind atmosphere for everyone,” she said.

“We will all have to cooperate and be vigilant to prevent any community spread. Patience will also definitely be key and Mother Nature had best cooperate too.”

And since the announcement, the interest has been overwhelmingly positive from the public.

“It’s been amazing. We’ve had lots of positive interest. I’ve been stopped on the street, gotten texts, emails and phone calls about the market,” she said.

To stay up-to-date, you can follow the Bashaw Farmers Market on their Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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