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The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sahalee Park; no music or hanging out, but lots of fresh produce.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jerin and Sabrina Say, of Madras, have a booth of fresh-picked, organically raised produce at the Madras Saturday Market. This year's market will be different, but it will be back.The Madras Saturday Market opens at 10 a.m. June 6 and runs until 1 p.m. at Sahalee Park.

"We are excited to open our market season with lots of veggie and plant starts for the home garden, lots of fresh berries, spring veggies and many locally made products," said manager Michelle Junita. "Bringing the Madras community fresh local food and lots of locally made products to keep everyone healthy and nourished is our goal.  Keeping everyone healthy and safe will be our priority."

The market will be practicing physical distancing, and vendors will wear masks and gloves, she said.

"We ask our customers to practice safe social distancing and to also wear masks to help keep themselves and our vendors safe," Junita said.

The market has received guidance from the Oregon Farmers Market Association and the state of Oregon on making the market safe, she said.

"It will look a lot like what we have become used to seeing when we go to the grocery store," Junita said. "We ask that if you are sick or have any symptoms, to please stay home to help protect our community."

There will be changes, as well.

"This summer, the farmers markets will not be a place to gather, hang out with neighbors or listen to music," Junita said. "We ask that people come with their shopping list to keep things flowing for other folks to get in and out safely."

Vendors will have their contact information available for customers to set up preorders and curbside pickup for those who need it.

Updates will posted on Instagram and Facebook.

"We look forward to seeing you this Saturday and appreciate your support and patience while we navigate our new normal," Junita said.


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