Exeter Farmers Market Open for Business – Thursday 26 March
Published: 25 March 2020
Exeter Farmers Market, at the corner of Fore Street and South Street in the city centre is set to go ahead on Thursday 26 March.
Food markets are exempt from the government’s closure order. Most of the food producers who attend the market every week have vowed to be there this week to allow people to purchase food direct from the producers.
The City Council is backing this initiative because it will help take some of the strain from the supermarkets and it helps our local producers to sustain their businesses. Customers are asked to think very carefully about how they get to the market and everyone should observe the social distancing instructions when there. It will help the producers and other customers greatly if you can make your purchase and then quickly move away. The producers usually love to find the time for a chat but obviously temporarily that it isn’t appropriate.
The decision to continue with the market will be reviewed on a weekly basis depending on the wishes of the producers, customer demand and also the steps people take to observe the social distancing instructions.
This week’s market will be open for business from 9am until 2pm.