Lubber Run Farmer’s Market Continues Its Services Mid-Pandemic

Shopping bags are lined up at six-foot intervals at the Lubber Run Farmer’s Market at Barrett Elementary on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. This is the third year of operation for the Lubber Run Market, the newest Farmer’s market in the Arlington area. A volunteer directs shoppers to the unidirectional flow, with 25 people at a time allowed in the market.

Customers buy vegetables in the new “grab and go” model

According to Arlington Connection, “This market has about 15 vendors ranging from fresh produce to Turkish and Ecuadorian specialties to bread, salmon, Lauren’s Southern sweet desserts produced by an Arlington company, today’s new honey stand and last week’s new Old Blue BBQ stand. “Old Blue BBQ used to sell at conventions and big events but we aren’t having those anymore so they are at the market.”

As per Arlington Connection, “Rob Swennes, director of the Field to Table market says it took a few weeks to get up and running after the coronavirus restrictions were announced. The vendors all wear face masks and use gloves in the “grab and go” model. Swennes says people are used to the system and he hasn’t heard of anyone getting sick in a market. He doesn’t know how many people come to this particular market on a Saturday morning but the numbers at the Arlington Sunday Westover Market are about 1,400.”

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