Westover Farmers Market will again requires face masks to enter and shop at the market. With start of school we want to be proactive in keeping our community safe so that kids, teachers, and parents can have one less thing to worry about when they shop with us on Sundays.
Don’t worry if you forget to bring a mask. WFM staff and volunteers will have them on hand for those who need them. The face mask requirement applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated market goers. We humbly ask for full cooperation.
MASK APPRECIATION. The Westover Farmers Market Committee wants to take a minute to express our deep appreciation for the 99.9% of our customers who have gone with the flow as we re-instituted our masking requirement. Our sole goal in changing course has been to keep our community safe from the Delta variant, particularly as in-person schooling starts in Arlington. Delta is much more transmissible than the original virus, even among the vaccinated, and our market can get pretty crowded (especially inside produce vendor tents). We decided that re-masking would be much less disruptive than reimposing our other crowd-control measures from earlier in the pandemic (e.g., one-way traffic, grab-and-go, socially-distanced lines). And indeed, our actions are consistent with CDC guidance, which recommends wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings in areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/outdoor-activities.html). We will continue to monitor Arlington’s community transmission rate (especially as the school year gets underway), and we will once again re-assess our policy if and when we get down to the levels at the beginning of the summer when we made masking optional. In the meantime, we thank everyone (and *especially* our vendors, who have to mask for hours on end) for their civic-mindedness and patience.
Our pre-ordering platform — Westover To Go — is still great way to ensure you get the produce you want when you want it:
16 Participating Vendors
3 Pick Up Options (see below)
~ Pickup directly from the Vendor ~ Pickup at the Express Pickup Tent ~ Have your Pre-order Delivered to Your Home