City of Kitchener is gradually reopening the Kitchener Market starting Saturday, June 13th from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kitchener Market will follow new procedures with the guidance from Provincial Government and the Region of Waterloo Public Health. However, the Food Hall will remain closed until further notice, along with marketplace classes, cooking events, and rentals.
- The Market staff will limit and monitor the number of shoppers, and will limit the customer traffic to one direction throughout the Market.
- Signage has been installed as well as plexiglass guards to limit contact between vendors and shoppers.
- The number of Saturday Farmers’ Market vendors will be reduced at first, with more vendors being added in the coming weeks.
- Market vendors will have prebagged goods for purchase.
- Shoppers must use contactless payment options or carry small denominations of cash for exact change.
- Families are encouraged to limit the number of household members who attend the Market
“The Kitchener Market is usually a place for community gatherings, live music, and family fun, but, for now, this activity is on hold,” said Cory Bluhm, Executive Director Economic Development. “For the time being our focus is on providing a safe location for residents to pick-up the food they need for the week and supporting our local farmers and small businesses.”
For more information, visit www.kitchenermarket.ca