COVID-19 Operations 

(February 4, 2021) - Market season is right around the corner, and your safety is top of mind.

In light of COVID-19 and the ever changing situation, Get fresh Markets is implementing operational changes to ensure the health and safety of its staff, vendors and the community at large. Operations will be updated according to current Ohio Department of Health business requirements.

Labeled as “Essential Businesses and Operations” by Governor DeWine’s Stay at Home Order, the Upper Arlington Farmers Market is permitted to open with “...proactive measures to ensure compliance with Social Distancing Requirements.”


If you choose to visit our markets this year, we ask that you to follow these preventive measures to keep yourself, your farmers and food producers, and your community safe:

  • If you feel ill or at all unwell, do not attend the market.

  • Maintain the recommended 6’ social distancing from one another while at the market.

  • Wear a cloth face covering as recommended by CDC guidelines.

  • Recognize that the market is attempting to limit the number of people in the market space at one time in order to maintain proper social distancing. While you wait for entry, be respectful and allow for safe distancing between yourself and other customers.

  • Do not linger or socialize. Purchase what you need and return to your home.

  • Do not touch any products. When you have identified the product(s) you want to purchase, ask the farmer or food producer to collect and package the goods for you.


We care deeply about the communities we serve, and wish to continue doing so with added precautions, new procedures and proactive steps to protect market customers, vendors, and staff.

During COVID-19, markets will look a little different. As part of our quest to be a food source for our community, we have also implemented the following changes, including, but not limited to:


  • Limiting the sale of food to whole, uncut produce and packaged food items.

  • No on-site food preparation or ready-to-eat foods.

  • No sampling of any food is permitted.

  • Limiting crowds by staggering entry to provide for social distancing of customers.

  • Requiring space between vendor stands of at least 6 feet.

  • Providing alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol for customers to use prior to entering market space and when exiting.

  • Canceling all extracurricular activities including music, children’s activities, cooking demos, etc.

  • Discontinuing use of tablecloths and other porous materials such as baskets, pulp fiber fruit and vegetable containers.

Please check this website and/or social media listings before attending for possible updates including entrance points, operating hours, and/or additional precautionary guidelines.

Together, we can squash COVID-19!

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