COVID-19 and Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market Update

The Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market believes that in this challenging time people should be eating fresh, healthy, locally produced food and as a farmer’s market we are ideally positioned to be a fundamental link in a healthy food chain.

The HBFM strongly believes that the market is an essential service and therefore that this stage the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market will continue to operate on Sunday morning at A&P Showgrounds and the Napier Urban Farmers’ Market will continue to operate on Saturday morning in Clive Square.

The circumstances and public health guidance surrounding safe health practice in relation to Covid-19 is changing frequently. HBFM is monitoring public information and will communicate with customers via the newsletter (ie email), our website and social media channels if there are any changes. Please keep an eye out for updates as the circumstances are continually evolving.

There will be changes at the market for the foreseeable future. They are:

  • No tastings of any kind.
  • No seating or tables.
  • No buskers or kids corner area
  • No keep cups
  • We will be monitoring numbers at the market.
  • Customers will be encouraged to flow through the market maintaining social distance.
  • Families and friends are asked to have just one member coming to the market to shop.
  • Customers who are unwell or at risk must stay away from the market.

On Sunday mornings, to assist with limiting the number of people in the market to below 400, carparking will only be through Gate 3 on Kenilworth Rd only from there you will receive further instructions.

We ask you please in this very difficult time to act responsibly and use common sense to reduce risk. We firmly believe that our customers need access to fresh, healthy, locally produced food. We ask you to support our local farmers and artisan food producers, many of whose livelihoods depend on their weekly trading at the market.

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