As San Diego County ever so slowly inches its way towards reopening, more local farmers’ markets — classified by the state as essential businesses — are beginning to resume operations. Joining other recently reopened weekly markets in Little Italy and Hillcrest is the North Park Thursday Market, which returns today to North Park Way between 30th & Utah.
Re-dubbed the Pop-Up Essentials Thursday Farmers’ Market, it has amended hours (from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and will operate under newly-implemented guidelines that include six-food distancing between all shoppers, vendors, and staff and no touching of produce and products. Only 30 people will be allowed in the market at one time. Grab and go produce boxes will also be available for pickup and pre-order.
Angela Landsberg, executive director of the North Park Main Street organization said, “The North Park Thursday Market will be operated with safety first and foremost in mind. We will a have a diverse mix of products featuring organic produce from 3 local farms, dips and chips, flowers, and Tribute Pizza will be offering take and bake options and homemade bread and cinnamon rolls. There will be one person per household allowed in the market at a time and social distancing will be strictly enforced. The point is to get healthy food to our community in the safest way possible.”