The Grass Valley Farmer’s Market at McKnight Crossing, also known as the KMART shopping center, wrapped up its season, the first ever under COVID-19 restrictions. Produce vendors at the market say the season went remarkably well.
The market itself taking on a different feel implementing handwashing, social distancing, masks wearing and other food handling protocols, presented a number of challenges.
Many of the long term vendors, including a couple bakeries, were able to salvage what they could from the COVID impacted season, and hoping for improvement next year.
Market Manager Jade Benetatos said the market, was able to help some additional vendors, like California Gold Kettle Corn that traditionally don’t participate in the Farmers Market.
The Market plans to return to McKnight Crossing on Saturdays and Pine Creek Center on Tuesday mornings next Spring, and hopes to also reopen the Thursday night market in downtown Grass Valley.