In this 3 hour online training, 5 market managers share how they are navigating the COVID-19 obstacle course using vendor-managed pre-orders.
They detail their successes and lessons learned along with their communication strategies, signage, market rules, physical structure, social distancing practices, use of volunteers, payment methods and more.
At each of these markets, vendors take their own pre-orders and online sales. However, the markets use different set-ups and processes to adapt to their available space and location restrictions.
There are drive thru markets, curbside pickups and walk through shopping. The markets are government, private and non-profit run; urban, rural and suburban.
VAFMA staff summarize the recommendations and resources shared. They also open up the discussion for Q&A.