You know how much we love our farmers markets. They’re the perfect place to support our local farmers and makers. At some of the larger markets, we can get almost all of our weekly grocery items…all locally grown or made! The Bloomfield Saturday Market is one of those big markets that seems to have everything we’re looking for: produce, meat, cheese, hummus, pickles, even soaps, home items, tea or coffee, and self-care items.
But, naturally, things look different at the Bloomfield Saturday Market this year. Masks are required, dogs aren’t allowed, and they’re encouraging only one person per household to shop. They also have special hours (8:45-9:15) for those who are at risk. And, possibly most importantly, they opened an online store so you can shop the farmers market without actually going into the market.
Here’s how it works: the online market is open from 12pm on Tuesday through 8pm Thursday. All you have to do is go online and do your shopping – add your items to your cart and pay when you’re done. Then, on Saturday, go to the pick up tent located outside the Bloomfield Saturday Market, pick up your order, and head home! You don’t need to wait in line for the market or actually enter the market, so this is the perfect solution for anyone who is at risk, lives with someone at risk, or if you’re just busy!
Only some of the vendors participate in the online store, so you’re always encouraged to shop on Saturdays, too. The market has a one-way traffic flow, and social distancing is enforced.