Eastern Market Farmers Line to Re-open Tuesday & New Hours for Inside Merchants

Eastern Market last Saturday morning – without the farmers’ market – with customers lining up for limited admission to shop in the South Hall. 

Eastern Market Farmers Line to Re-open Tuesday & New Hours for Inside Merchants

by Larry Janezich

DGS announced this afternoon that the Eastern Market Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to re-open.  Both the farmers line and the inside merchants will operate with shorter hours during the COVID-19 crisis.

For the Farmers Market:

Tuesdays: 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00am to 1:00pm

For the Indoor Merchants

Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

To ensure everyone’s safety, customers will be required to follow social distancing regulations:

Per Mayor’s Order 2020-058 issued on April 8, 2020:


  • Wear a face covering.
  • Avoid entering the Farmers’ Market if you are feeling sick.
  • Maintain six (6) feet of distance from each person who is not part of your household. Households should have no more than one or two people in their shopping group.
  • Cough or sneeze away from people and into a tissue or your elbow or sleeve and immediately dispose of tissues in a safe manner.
  • Do not shake hands or engage in any other physical contact.
  • Do not eat any food you purchased while in the market space.
  • Wash your produce and wipe down any packaging with a disinfectant when you get home.
  • Keep your market visit simple and short; buy what you need and do not linger, socialize, or congregate in the market space.
  • No browsing or entering market tents! Stay focused on buying what you need — aim to get in and out of the market in under 30 minutes.
  • Leave your dogs, children, and senior family members at home.


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3 responses to “Eastern Market Farmers Line to Re-open Tuesday & New Hours for Inside Merchants

  1. Golem

    Two questions: First, Is Market Lunch open for carryout? Second, regarding the Mayor’s order, how do I leave senior family members at home if I am one? Is the Mayor barring “seniors” from shopping for food? Are we to be “left at home” to starve? What dimwit writes these orders? It’s insulting to us old farts who can still manage to get around, cook, clean, build things, invest, volunteer, cook for those in need, and pretty much do everything the “juniors” can, do it better, do it backwards, and do it with a cane.