Greensburg Saturday Farmer’s Market to open as drive through

The Lynch Field Farmer’s Market, held on Saturday mornings from April-November will open this weekend with some modifications due to Covid-19.

The Farmer’s Market will hold a soft opening with a limited amount of vendors from 9am-12pm at Lynch Field as a Drive Thru Only market. Customers will be given a map when they enter before driving past each vendor.

“In times of uncertainty it is wonderful to have the Farmer’s Market to provide local fresh food,” said Jennifer Toughlian, of Peinette’s. “For me, I look forward to being able to provide the highest quality breads and pastries to you homemade with products sourced from local farms.”

All vendors will be required to be 10 feet apart, not serve any samples and wear masks while serving their customers. People visiting the market are asked to be patient, stay in their car, wear masks, bring cash incase a vendor doesn’t take cards and to not bring reusable bags.

The following vendors will be at the first market, John Albright Honey, Marragetti Farm, Sharon’s Cookies, Cico de Mayo Salsa, Hoak Farms, Peinette’s Bakery, Taylor Farms, Baynes Pies, Sarver Hill Farms and Osama’s Gyros.

The modifications of the Lynch Field Farmer’s Market is another local market making adjustments to be able to have local vendors. The Ligonier Country Market has made changes to their large Saturday market within the guidelines set forth by PAFarms.com. They will be practicing social distancing, sanitation practices, with no sampling and no communal sit down areas. The Ligonier Country Market opens May 23.

The Greensburg Night Market hosted by the Downtown Greensburg Project is still planned to open on May 28 on S. PA Avenue but will be making necessary modifications to keep all vendors and customers safe.

“At the moment we are still planing on having our first market on May 28,” said Jessica Hickey, Director of the Downtown Greensburg Project. “We want to be able to support our local farmers, artisans and makers as much as possible. We are watching closely to everything that happens, there is still the chance that we will reschedule our May date for later in the summer. With the area we use being tight, we want to make sure we can still practice social distancing and make modifications to keep our vendors and customers safe while shopping.”

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