Popular Farmers' Market Remains On Hold | WAMC

Popular Farmers' Market Remains On Hold

May 12, 2020

The Farmers' Market at Forest Park has not opened for the summer season yet. Details about how it will operate with new public health requirements are still being worked out. The weekly market is typically open from the first Tuesday in May to the last Tuesday in October.
Credit WAMC

       In an order issued in late April, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reiterated that farmers’ markets are considered an essential business, and just like grocery stores, should be permitted to open with precautions.

    But at a time of year when outdoor markets and farm stands would begin to bustle, many remain closed.

    One of the popular markets that has yet to open for the season is the Farmers’ Market at Forest Park in Springfield.  

   The city’s parks director Patrick Sullivan said Monday the details about how the market will operate are still being discussed.

   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Belle Rita Novak, the longtime market manager.