(Please note that by registering for the Sierra Chef Farmers Market you acknowledge that you have read and completely understand all of the market rules and requirements as shown below in their entirety. You, and anyone you register, also agree to abide by all of the rules and requirements for the duration of this market which runs May 27, 2020 to September 2, 2020 from 8am t0 1pm at Heritage Park in Gardnerville. We hope to ease restrictions at some point but for now, these are the rules. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please email Events@SierraChef.com. We thank you for your cooperation and assistance in making this a safe event for all!
Faced with the COVID 19 Pandemic, we remain committed to creating and maintaining the highest quality Farmers Market while incorporating a win-win-win philosophy for the growers, vendors and our faithful public. Traditionally, Farmers Markets are places of social gathering and community. Markets are also where we find fresh produce, local meats, tasty food, handcrafted items, gourmet foods, and unique home businesses. But the current COVID requirement for social distancing challenges the traditional Farmers’ Market model. In fact, we now find ourselves 180 degrees from that norm. Given this circumstance, the management and vendors must do all we can to make the best of the situation. If there is a silver lining, it is twofold: First, Farmers' Markets are considered essential; and second, the timing of this disruption is prior to the height of Nevada's Market season. Nevertheless, the following guidelines will be in place immediately and include social distancing, restricted food handling, and restricted monetary handling.
There are new policies and procedures that will be put in place for the safety of all involved. Some of these may take a little getting used to but we hope that everyone will take the time to understand that these new guidelines are for the protection of everyone. Please note that these Rules and Guidelines may be adjusted by Sierra Chef as the Farmers Market season progresses as the Covid-19 outbreak is still a fluid situation.
REGISTRATION FOR MARKET ATTENDANCE
We don’t like waiting in line and are guessing you feel the same. To save time for our shoppers and to mitigate crowd control we will ask that all shoppers register for a specific shopping time for the 2020 Market season. Most folks enjoy shopping at the Farmers Market at a particular time. With this in mind shopping times are hourly…8am to 9am, 9am to 10am and so on. It will be very simple to register for a specific shopping time. Shoppers can register at Sierra Chef in Genoa, email their requested time to Events@SierraChef.com, or visit the SierraChef.com website and fill out the Farmers Market Shopping Form. We will limit the number of shoppers during a particular timeframe. Once you have secured your shopping time you will receive a color coded wrist band for the season. You can pick up this color coded wrist band at Sierra Chef in Genoa or it will be available to you at the Farmers Market on your first visit. Very limited registration will be done at the Farmers Market…we ask that you please take a moment and register now on the above form.
ENTRANCE AND EXIT
There will be 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
Eliminated: All entertainment, promotions, seating areas, or anything else that encourages customers to linger
Eliminated: Drinking stations
Eliminated: All sampling
Eliminated: Onsite food preparation
Eliminated: All artisan vendors. We hope to bring back these amazing Vendors as restrictions are eased.
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:
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:
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…
Owner, Sierra Chef
2292 Main Street
Genoa, Nevada 89411
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