Social Distancing and Covid restrictions...


There is a single point for entrance to the market and a single point of exit. All Market rules will be posted at the Entrance along with Sanitizing Stations.  Sierra Chef Team members will be at the Entrance as well as roving the entire Market. If you have any questions, concerns or need clarification please refer those questions to any Sierra Chef Team member. 
If you do not use the designated Entrance to the Market you will be asked to leave.


Please read and pay attention to all signage placed around the Farmers Market.  If there is something that you do not understand and require clarification please ask a Sierra Chef Team member, they will be happy to assist you. 
If you do not follow the rules you will be asked to leave the market immediately.

The Sierra Chef Farmers Market General Guidelines:
Required: Additional space between vendor booths, 10 feet wherever possible, and reconfigured for easier access and departure and where customers can spread out 6ft

Required: Handwashing stations or hand sanitizer stands for customers where possible

Sierra Chef Farmers Market Specific Guidelines:

Vendors:To help keep everyone safe at our Farmers Market and support social distancing, we have enacted the following changes:

  • Posted signs with safety guidelines.
  • We highly recommend everyone to wear gloves and masks.
  • May not touch reusable bags belonging to customers.
  • Ensure the tables in vendors’ booths are set up to prevent customers from crowding in vendor booths with 6ft distancing.
  • Strongly encourage grab-and-go, pre-packaged produce.
  • Require handwashing stations or hand sanitizer and gloves for their staff. Must wash their hands several times throughout the day and replace gloves often. Make sure to wash your hands before putting a new pair of gloves on.
  • Unpackaged food and cash/scrip /card may not be handled by the same person. We are requesting, if possible, a minimum of two people in the booth to maintain 6ft from one another. One handling cash/scrip/card and one handling produce. If you only have one vendor, you must use one hand for product and one hand for card/cash/scrip. No cross contamination.
  • Market staff/volunteers will actively encourage social distancing.  If there are any customer issues you are asked to bring the issue to the attention of a Sierra Chef Team member so that they may address the issue and will ask customers to leave the Farmers’ Market if met with refusal.   

Customers: Practicing social distancing requires everyone’s participation to be effective. We need your help to create a social distancing friendly environment and are asking you to follow these guidelines when you visit our modified market:

  • If you are sick, stay home and ask a friend or family member to pick things up for you instead.  If you appear to be sick you will not be admitted to the Market.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before coming to the market.
  • We highly recommend everyone to wear masks.  
  • Read all Market signs and vendor signs so that you understand the Market Rules.  If you do not understand please ask one of the Sierra Chef Farmers Market Team members.
  • Maintain 6 feet of space from other shoppers and allow others their space when shopping.  There will be signage to assist with the proper distancing.
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, sneeze or cough into a tissue or into the crease of your elbow. 
  • Shop quickly to limit crowding.
  • No sampling of product.
  • Buy pre-bagged items whenever you can – some farmers are preparing them ahead for you.
  • Your reusable bags will not be allowed to be handled by vendors; you will have to place your product in your own bag.
  • Minimize the size of your group when shopping and keep your group together – this is especially important when shopping with young children.
  • Wait outside the booth until it is free of other shoppers, and then take your turn.
  • Do not touch anything for sale before you buy it. The farmer/vendor will pick out what you want and bag it for you.
  • If possible, use touchless payment (pay without touching money, a card, or a keypad). If you must handle money, a card, or use a keypad, use hand sanitizer right after paying.
  • Thank your farmer.

We want to ensure our market stays open by following all local rules and guidelines for the market, we ask you to please adhere to these rules so we can all enjoy the market this summer.

Our Sierra Chef Team thanks you in advance for making this an outstanding Farmers Market season!

Be well, Stay Safe and Best Wishes…

Cynthia Ferris-Bennett
Owner, Sierra Chef
2292 Main Street
Genoa, Nevada 89411

SIERRA CHEF: "Expressing

the language of LIFE

through Food,

Home & Garden."