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May 4, 2020
Based on information from the CO Farmers Market Association, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s Cañon City Farmers Market season. While this decision is the sole responsibility of the Market Manager, this plan has the full support of the Fremont County Department of Health and Public Education.
COVID-19 is only one of the issues at the heart of this decision; however, it is clear that Cañon City Farmers Market cannot operate this season as the community social event and artisan showcase it has traditionally been. As long as the pandemic situation remains volatile and uncertain, our primary responsibility is to continue to support our most vulnerable citizens, many of whom are veteran participants in the market.
We hope for everyone to continue to do their best to keep themselves and others safe and healthy, especially as CO begins to re-open for businesses which, like ours, have suffered from loss of income and other resources.
Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you next year.
March 20, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 virus and its impact (both current and projected) on our community, county, and state, the 2020 Cañon City Farmers Market season is now re-scheduled to begin July 7th (instead of June 9th).
This decision is based not only on the uncertainties associated with the virus, but other factors that make it nearly impossible to adequately plan for the season, not only for the market itself, but for potential vendors, customers, and our community as a whole.
Several local craft fairs and public events, including Blossom Fest, have already been either cancelled or re-scheduled, and it only makes sense to delay the opening of the Market as well. Please be assured that these decisions are not made lightly by anyone responsible for them.
Application forms and other info will be available soon; however, nobody is asked to submit applications or pay any season fees yet, since the economic impact of the virus is already substantial for many of our local and veteran participants, and it will take some time for our community to return to any state of normalcy. That said, please feel free to indicate interest in participation, as an approximate head count will help with other decisions that must be made later on.
Cañon City Farmers Market is well aware of the fear and confusion generated by the spread of this dangerous disease— especially for members of a community that is heavily-populated with seniors, who are one of the major at-risk groups. The decision to delay the season start is in part an effort to continue to support and protect them and others, including our market staff, who are also at risk from the impact of the virus. That said, it has always been our policy to promote an atmosphere of mutual support and respect, and those attitudes are more important than ever during this crisis. The entire picture of how deeply this virus will affect us all is constantly changing, and we must adapt as those scenarios play out.
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We, as a community, need to pull together, not tear ourselves apart. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay tuned for updates.
Thanks for your understanding and continued interest in Cañon City Farmers Market.