St. Augustine Farmers Market back after 7 month COVID-19 closure

St. Augustine Farmers Market back after 7 month COVID-19 closure

ST AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market is officially back, after being shut down for seven months due to COVID-19 precautions.

“We haven’t seen these people for 7 months,” Dave Doroshow, Dave’s Rub-a-dub-dub owner said. “I left my full-time job to do this and things were really starting to pick up, and I was excited that I had made this great decision.”

Then, the COVID-19 shut everything down. This re-opening means a lot to his family.

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“Incredible doesn’t even start to describe it,” Doroshow said.

The weekly farmers market has been around for 20+ years. It typically has 115-120 vendors, who rely on this event for their income.

To comply with CDC recommendations, the market is limiting vendors to 86 at a time. They will rotate vendors weekly.

They’ve spaced out the stalls to be six feet apart from one another. They’ve also increased the customer path from 12 feet to 20 feet, so people are packed together while checking out venues.

Vendors and staff are required to wear face masks. Customers are encouraged to wear one

The market opens every Saturday at 8:30 A.M. and ends at 12:30 P.M. This is a year-round setup.

The Tuesday night market will remain closed at this time. For more information, click HERE.