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Portions of Nashville Farmers' Market open again

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Posted at 8:17 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 23:26:41-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Portions of the Nashville Farmers' Market are open again, but new policies are in place to help keep shoppers safe.

Only the outdoor farm sheds and Gardens of Babylon areas are open. The restaurants and shops inside the Market Center are only offering curbside pickup.

Around 800 customers visited on Friday for the "soft opening." This gave officials an opportunity to test some of the new policies, and Executive Director Tasha Kennard said everything went smoothly.

Customers must enter through the main farm shed gate. This will ensure market staff can count how many people enter at a time.

There are wider, one way aisles to encourage social distancing. Customers are also encouraged to wear masks. Signs are placed throughout the outdoor area to remind customers of the new policies.

The drive-thru market that was held every Saturday since late March has now ended.

The Nashville Farmers' Market is planning to launch a new app in two weeks that will allow customers to shop online and pick items up curbside.

The Nashville Farmers' Market is open every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Customers who are over age 65 are encouraged to visit between 8 - 9 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information visit the farmers market website.

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