The Broad Ripple Farmers Market will open next month, but at a new location and with new restrictions.
Indianapolis Public Schools recently announced that the market would not be able to set up at Broad Ripple High School until the governor relaxes restrictions on social distancing.
Broad Ripple Village Association Executive Director Colleen Fanning says the market is a quintessential part of the community.
"We are the primary source of income for dozens and dozens of small and family owned businesses across Indiana and we feed thousands of people fresh local food," says Fanning.
The new location will be at 6179 N Rural Street -- in a parking lot across from Glendale Town Center. Fanning says the market will comply with the Marion County’s COVID-19 restrictions for farmers markets, and have developed new protocols with the goal of maintaining social distance to prevent transmission of the virus.
"The market will function differently than it has in years past and hopefully we will get back to normal in phases and by the end of the season we can go back to our really fun, festive community driven farmers market," says Fanning.
Some of the new restrictions include:
- No eating or drinking at the market
- A single entrance/exit to the market
- Pre-orders on vendor websites
- No dogs
- Personal protective equipment
The market will open May 2.