ASAP Organizes New Farmers Market Designed to Protect Shoppers and Vendors
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) has organized an interim farmers market in Asheville, North Carolina, as a response to farmers market closures due to the COVID-19 emergency. This new market is designed to protect shoppers and vendors by maintaining social distances and mitigating potential virus transmission points. The number of shoppers in the market area at one time will be tightly controlled. Products will be pre-packaged or bunched, and there will be no cash, card, or token payments made at the market. Payment is made online after shopping, by credit, debit, or SNAP cards.