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Ferndale Farmers Market vendors set up in the west parking lot of the Ferndale Grocery Outlet (June 14, 2019). Photo: My Ferndale News

Ferndale Public Market 2020 season opening delayed

FERNDALE, Wash. — At this time each year, the Ferndale Public Market (FPM) can be expected to open for its weekly appearances through the summer and into October. But market shoppers will need to wait a little longer this year, organizers say.

“We are currently in the process of putting a plan together,” said FPM Chairman Andrea Bowyer in an email to My Ferndale News. As to what is for certain, Bowyer said the location will remain the same as last year, in the parking lot to the west of the Ferndale Grocery Outlet store.

“I can tell you that we will have only essential items that can be sold during this pandemic,” Bowyer said. “We are following COVID-19 protocol and will be providing a safe and family friendly market.”

As for when the market will open this season, “I anticipate we will be opening this month,” Bowyer said and promised more details would be available soon.

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The Bellingham Farmers Market said they have opened with fewer vendors for more physical spacing, reduced hours and sales of essential items only such as produce and no non-essentials such as crafts.

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