By PAYTON WHALEN | Junior Reporter | Sixth Grade
On Sunday, August 30, the Palisades Farmers Market reopened. After almost 3 months of closure, they successfully opened in Pacific Palisades.
By wearing a mask and keeping a safe distance, shoppers were able to buy their goods while still following COVID-19 guidelines. The Market was a success and will now take place every Sunday from 730am to 130pm located on Antioch St. and Swarthmore Ave.
‘‘It was heartwarming to not only see a Pali tradition but to see it return to its original location at a time we need it most,’’ says Pali Farmers Market regular Bryan Whalen.
The Farmers Market has a long history in the Palisades. The original location was on Swarthmore Ave. Then during the building of the Palisades Village and for a time after, it had been at Palisades’ High School. Now it has successfully reopened to its original location.
They are monitoring the entrance and counting the amount of people, for everyone who wants to enter. You have to wear a sticker or wrist band. This will help you get into the other half of the market on Antioch St. The two locations give everyone more room to walk and spread out during COVID.
Many of the vendors who were there when the market closed, have come back. Including: Alex’s Fruits and Nuts, Moms Products, Brothers Products, Sweet and Sour Bliss, and Frecker Farms.
The vendors were spread a safe distance apart and wearing a mask. A lot of vendors have additional workers to make the checkout process faster.
For those who have never been to the Farmers Market you can get fresh fruit and vegetables, lots of specialty food products, beautiful flowers plus unique gifts.
It is definitely worth a visit. Welcome back, Palisades Farmers Market!
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