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Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

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Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

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Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

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704-336-4700

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COVID-19: Resources for Farmers Markets​

During uncertain times, many resources are available for Mecklenburg County farmers markets to serve their customers safely. To keep farmers, producers, and shoppers safe, the following guidelines are encouraged for Mecklenburg County markets:

  • Use a debit/credit card to avoid the exchange of cash.
  • Contactless pay options, such as Apple pay, are easy, convenient, and minimize the need to interact with credit cards or cash. 
  • When using a debit/credit card, the customer should swipe the card to avoid passing the card from hand to hand repeatedly.
  • Customers should not handle items on vendors' tables; rather customers should allow vendors to bag their purchases.
  • Once customers have made their purchases, they should not linger.
  • Customers should wash product thoroughly once home.
  • Practice "social distancing" – maintain six-feet distance from other people – and markets should inform customers of these guidelines through signage and volunteers.
  • Everyone should cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Additional information and resources for farmers market managers and operators is available through several organizations:


Download and print these posters and flyers to educate market staff and customers about staying safe.

Handwashing (18x24_red)

Handwashing (18x24 yellow)

Staying Healthy_poster_(18x24)

Vendor Information Sheet

Not a Foodborne Illness_(half page card)

Not a Foodborne Illness (half_page_card_2up)

When To Wash (poster) 


Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information
via email.


704-336-4700

Key Initiatives

close alertCounty services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400