Cameron Park Farmer’s Market back, but with some changes to address COVID-19

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- A seasonal favorite is back in downtown La Crosse and it was timed perfectly with Friday night’s great weather.

The Cameron Park Farmer’s Market kicked off Friday evening for the season.

But they did make adjustments to address COVID-19 safety concerns.

People are allowed to walk through the market, but organizers ask customers to come prepared and shop efficiently.

Also, hand washing stations and other safe shopping supports can be found throughout the market. They’ve designated spots along the market booths for places to order and wait safely.

The La Crosse Community foundation gave grant money to help buy protective equipment to make this all possible.

“A lot of the grants that we do are to help with critical needs right now. This was a little bit different, it was more of a feel good opportunity for our board to get behind something that will make a big impact for everybody in the community. Not only the farmers who need to sell their items right now, but also people who are looking for safe local meat and vegetables to eat,” said Katie Berkedal from the La Crosse Community Foundation.

The farmers market is open 4:00 p.m. to dusk on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The season runs through October.

If you can’t shop the market directly, order your groceries online at cameronparkmarket.org and pick them up at the market.