A subcommittee of Council is working with the Brigantine Farmers Market Committee to finalize plans for this summer's market.
While no official decision has been made, the City is looking to open in mid-June with a drive-through market, pre order, pre pay, in the North School parking lot, similar to what Linwood has been doing for a few weeks now.
If things are going well and the number of COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward, the City will look to switch to a walk-through market similar to Ventnor and Margate.
Brigantine's number one priority is the health and safety of our community, visitors, volunteers, and vendors.
When the Farmers Market opens, it will be very limited due to the current restrictions put in place by the Governor and the Atlantic County Board of Health.
When the Governor declared Farmers Markets as essential business, he did not include crafters, artists, or food trucks in his declaration. Additionally, the Atlantic County Department of Health is not currently allowing food to be prepared on site.
The City is working with the Chamber of Commerce to include some of our local businesses, crafters, and artists in the online portion of the drive through market.
Although this year’s market will start off a little different than in years past, it is a good step forward and hopefully puts us one step closer to returning to the market we all know and love.
We will provide more information as it becomes available.