Public Health and COVID-19 Updates

Updated July 15, 2021

Starting Friday, July 16, 2021, as part of the province’s staged re-opening, Ontario’s farmers’ markets can move from 50 per cent capacity to ensuring a physical distance of two metres is maintained. Face coverings are no longer required for customers at outdoor markets but must be worn by all vendors and staff. For indoor markets, all customers, staff and vendors must wear masks.

Ontario’s farmers’ markets are a safe choice for shoppers. Market vendors are required to follow all Covid-19 requirements and markets are responsible to have their operations plan approved by their local public health unit.

Please refer to the Public Safety Protocols for Ontario’s farmers’ markets section of our website for all up-to-date requirements.

Resources

Ontario’s Roadmap to Re-open

Toronto Public Health’s Guidance for Farmers’ and Fresh Food Markets (pdf)