Back in the pre-pandemic innocence of early 2020, we decided at the 2019/2020 Review/Preview meeting to form a Vendors’ Board that would, among other responsibilities, approve new vendor applications and help the Director resolve disputes or conflicts among active vendors.
A little thing called COVID-19 disrupted that worthy plan, but now it’s time to revive it. We may have to meet on Zoom to form the Board and conduct early business, so please keep that in mind when you volunteer to serve. Whether or not you attended the Review/Preview, if the idea of a Vendors’ Board appeals to you, and if you agree to abide by the decisions of its active participants, please respond to this email with your request to join.
Reminder to Corn Vendors
Last week’s customers were vocal in their disapproval of some of our vendors’ corn-handling policies. As a public entity devoted to our customers’ safety and comfort, we agreed that we would provide alternatives for BOTH customers who are fearful of other customers handling produce and customers who are not.
This week and forward, IF you elect to let customers hand-select their own corn YOU MUST ALSO:
- provide bagged dozens (or half-dozens, or any quantity that works for you) for nervous customers and those who simply want to avoid waiting in line, OR
- offer to bag custom orders of any size FROM A STOCK NOT ALREADY HANDLED by other customers.
Flexible Site Plan
Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.