Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night and the Government Guidance which we looked at this morning (Tuesday 24 March 2020), the Directors of Hexham Farmers’ Market Ltd. have decided to close Hexham Farmers’ Market for the time being.
Although the guidance allows market stalls selling essentials like food to continue, we do not feel we can do so in a manner which keeps both our customers and stallholders safe. It would be extremely difficult, if not impossible to ensure appropriate social distancing on the Market Place, or to restrict access to customers.
We are currently investigating the possibility of setting up a ‘click and collect’ system for farmers’ market produce and will report on any progress over the next few days. We will also publicise a list of our prodcuers able to do online sales or orders by phone.
We understand that this announcement will disappoint many of our loyal customers, but hope that they will understand our decision.
Please keep an eye on the website and any further updates through our social media.