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FM Vendor Orientation - Covid-19 and Your Vendor Booth - Shared screen with speaker view
Jimmy DeBiasi
01:05:09
Thanks for joining everyone. We will mute you all for the duration of the meeting. Please enter any questions into the chat box here!
dongaile
01:09:52
Hello everyone. This is Don Gaile from the Cumberland & Falmouth Farmers Markets
MorrellL
01:16:48
Do any Markets have Farmers and Crafts?
Sonja Twombly
01:17:50
Bucksport Bay Farmer's Market does.
dongaile
01:18:23
Cumberland & Falmouth markets do
hoctrainer@aol.com
01:18:27
Presque Isle Market has crafts too
William Winslow
01:19:15
Bridgton only allows essentials like Soap.
hoctrainer@aol.com
01:19:23
PI we are starting our summer Market on May 23. we are asking crafters to begin on the first Saturday of July.
Brittany Hopkins
01:19:56
DACF guidelines limit vendors that can be at market during civil emergency - food, horticultural items (i.e. plants) and soap.
Four Hearts Farm Udderly Delicious Creamery
01:21:24
Waterboro allows crafts to only account for a small percentage of the overall table, commonly wash cloths to go with soaps, etc. However, we do Craft Fair days which allows other crafters to come. Those crafters are on hold until the orders change.
dongaile
01:27:14
Should vendors hand food to customers and shop for them on sight?
bramble hill farm
01:28:54
How long should we wait to handle cash or checks after taking payment?
Billi Barker
01:29:17
in the protocols about hand washing for customers….we have for ourselves but not for customers for reasons of cross contamination ….and I have read that bleach is only good for 24 hours after mixing with water....
Erica
01:30:50
I have found this to be a good resource about sanitizing surfaces and the correct bleach mixtures https://blog.uvm.edu/cwcallah/2020/03/30/clean-sanitize-disinfect/
dongaile
01:31:38
If we don’t have a handwashing stations then what are your thoughts on sanitizer at each booth? One for customers and one for vendors
Carl Costanzi
01:33:46
I think Jimmy will be talking about this a little later, but yes.
Billi Barker
01:33:52
2 distilleries that I know of that are making hand sanitizer by the gallon…one in etna https://mossyledgespirits.square.site
Billi Barker
01:34:02
….in Maine
Jimmy DeBiasi
01:34:16
I have a list at the end!
Jimmy DeBiasi
01:34:22
re: distilleries
Billi Barker
01:34:44
Thank you!!
Sonja Twombly
01:35:32
When offering Pre-Order/Pre-Pay- Are markets able to use SNAP and Harvest Bucks to support the most vulnerable and food insecure within our customer base?
Mass Farmers Markets
01:35:51
pros and cons - farmers using their own pre-order system vs. one pre-order system for the market?
Jimmy DeBiasi
01:37:38
good question - i'll be talking a bit about this. Ask again at the end, if you don't feel you've got an answer.
Jimmy DeBiasi
01:38:15
re: Both Sonja and Mass Farmers Markets
Jenny Lassen
01:38:55
How are you letting your customers know about preordering?
Eileen Flanagan
01:38:59
Do you limit days that your on-line store is open?
Four Hearts Farm Udderly Delicious Creamery
01:46:53
With this format is there a list per customer including all vendors or do customers still have to go booth to booth to pick up pre-orders?
Rosa Moore
01:50:05
Hi, sorry I was late logging on. Will you be sharing the guideline slides afterwards?
Jimmy DeBiasi
01:50:34
All of this will be shared afterwards!
Rosa Moore
01:52:36
wonderful!
MorrellL
01:55:41
How many Vendors does Nancy's market have?
William Winslow
01:58:42
We only had 6 vendors left for our winter market at this point for Bridgton market
Jeffrey Knox
02:16:40
We are using ECWID for our online store. It integrates with our website (hosted by Wix). We can accept credit cards (through Square), PayPal, a coupon code for CSA members, and they can choose to bring exact change or a check to pick-up. It costs $15/month
Jeffrey Knox
02:18:58
It's also super easy to use on a smart phone and desktop. Managing inventory, adding new items, etc.
Sonja Twombly
02:20:04
I appreciate the statements are positive- instead of saying, "Don't" very appealing.
Billi Barker
02:26:14
will/are these links be on your site?
Carol Varin
02:28:08
I have been using a frequent customer card selling perennial plants. It's been very popular. Any suggestions how to handle this now that we're assuming all customers hands are infectious?
Rosa Moore
02:29:39
I may have missed it but are there resources to get the disinfecting stations and plans available for the plexiglass dividers?
Billi Barker
02:35:20
Great!
Billi Barker
02:36:17
Thank you so much for doing this!!
William Winslow
02:38:30
We had a few of our customers at the Bridgton market make them for us
Brittany Hopkins
02:41:32
https://www.hyperlitemountaingear.com/ - Maine company making "sporty" masks
Carol Varin
02:42:20
Thanks for the useful info!
bramble hill farm
02:44:25
Thanks a million Jimmy and panel!
Outland Farm
02:45:07
Thanks Jimmy, this was very helpful!
dongaile
02:45:16
Thank you!!!
Midnight Farm
02:45:20
Thank you!!
Alyssa
02:45:24
thank you!
Brittany Hopkins
02:45:31
Thanks everyone - wishing you a safe beginning to market season.
Sonja Twombly
02:45:39
Thank you!
MorrellL
02:45:39
Thanks you everyone. Our market is closed right now in Fredericton because of Covid
Jeffrey Knox
02:45:44
Thanks Jimmy! Well done. Lots of great information
Rosa Moore
02:46:03
Yay
Sonja Twombly
02:46:13
She's OURS!
Rosa Moore
02:46:19
Thanks Leslie
Sonja Twombly
02:46:27
Night!
reginagrabrovac
02:46:41
Fredericton as the best market. Sorry to hear you are closed.
elaine
02:46:41
Thanks!
Rosa Moore
02:47:15
Thank you