Just in: guidelines around product sampling at farmers market updated!

samples in indiv cupsOFMA has just updated the COVID-19 guidelines for markets with sampling guidelines as well as put together a Safe Sampling FAQ sheet.

Since Columbia County is in Phase 1, vendors may distribute samples, in containers with or without lids; however they still must be handed out, individually, to shoppers, rather than being placed out for self-serve or buffet-style.

See here for more info on safe sampling guidelines: where samples can be prepared and requirements for hand washing stations, all of which apply for all vendors, regardless of what phase your county is in.

Let us know if you have questions! CFMmarketManager@gmail.com



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