This year the market will be set up to ensure safety of customers and staff during the COVID 19 pandemic.

 

To ensure customers and staff adhere to the physical distancing order set out by the B.C. Provincial Health Officer:

  • Markers will be placed on the floor in the market at 2 meter intervals. Customers must wait until the person in front of them has moved to the next marker before moving forward themselves. 
  • Only a limited amount of customers will be allowed in the market at one time.  
  • Wherever possible, only one family member or group member should shop inside the market.
  • Where physical distance is a challenge, plexiglass shields have been installed: one at each till, and between staff who are working in close proximity.

 To increase the level of hygiene:

  • Hand sanitizers have been placed throughout the market for use by customers and staff.
  • Table and counter surfaces, high touch areas and credit/debit machines will be sanitized frequently throughout the day.
  • The level of produce handling will be minimized:
    • customers will not have access to corn bins but will instead give staff their corn order and staff will bag it up 
    • corn husking bins will not be provided
    • berry containers will be bagged (but not tied)
    • after hour honour box services will not be available
    • cold drinks and ice cream will not be available
  • Staff who interact with customers, and who are not behind a plexiglass shield, will practice physical distancing and when necessary will wear protective face masks.  All our display counters have been moved to provide access from behind for our staff to stock shelves without being in close proximity to customers.
  • Customer seating, such as picnic tables, and portable toilets will not be provided.
  • Customers will not have access to "goat food" such as carrot tops; all goat feeding will be done by staff.
  • We ask that you not bring your reusable bags.  We will provide plastic bags at no charge.

 

For customers who wish to avoid coming into the market we will post a produce list on this website and provide pre-order services for curbside pick-up by telephone or by email(we expect to have this operational shortly). Customers will pick up their order at the assigned time and pay upon pick up. Payment may be made by debit, credit, or cash. If you wish to pay by cash we would appreciate exact change whenever possible; however, we will make change when necessary.

Please note that for the most part these are temporary measures during a very unusual time. New practices such as pre-ordering may change throughout the season as we identify shortfalls and implement efficiencies in our methods.   

 

Please be patient and considerate of other customers and of staff, and if you have suggestions on how we can improve our service delivery we would love to hear from you at info@silverrillcorn.com.