Farmers Markets

To re-open farmers markets using social distancing and the use of volunteer wardens to help enforce them.

Why the contribution is important

this will help rural/artisan economy, release pressure on supermarkets
use of open air areas in towns

by firehorse on May 09, 2020 at 11:40AM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.2
Based on: 10 votes


  • Posted by LesFraser53 May 09, 2020 at 11:48

    As long as organisers have control over number of shoppers and distancing this should be feasible.
  • Posted by SteveR57 May 09, 2020 at 11:51

    In principal this seems a fair idea to secure some business for a sector that needs it. Outside only, of course. The challenge would be enforcement. We have seen the crazy behaviours and crowding at DIY stores while people desparately look for something new to do.
  • Posted by Stephen666 May 09, 2020 at 12:41

    By crazy behaviours I take this refers to neat organised distanced queues outside B&Q and the like, and then essentially self organisation inside where this can break down.
    One way system is awkward to put in place unless alternate general pedestrian traffic route can be put in place. Greater spacing for stalls than normal required plus limits on waiting and spaces between those waiting. I am not sure this is workable in many places. Perhaps possible to keep off main street and placing in underused car parks such as park and ride etc. Looking to the future we do not want to lose many more open areas where such activity could take place. The importance of open parks, sport pitches etc, become important to provide resilience for such requirements.
  • Posted by Elkie May 09, 2020 at 12:48

    Allowing farmers markets makes much more sense than allowing any kind of indoor shopping.
  • Posted by DUFC1983 May 09, 2020 at 14:40

    Absolutely pointless thread. Outdoor food markets are already specifically allowed to remain open in the legislation. The non-food stalls would not be allowed to participate, though.
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