Rogue Valley Growers Market temporarily closing for two weeks

The Market is hiring a “Social Distancing Enforcement Officer” to make sure people are maintaining social distancing.

MEDFORD, Ore.– The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters market is temporarily closing for two weeks starting Tuesday, March 31. 

The Market says it’s doing so to protect the health, safety and wellness of its customers, vendors, staff and community. 

The Markets will reopen the week of April 14th. When it reopens, there will be a trained Social Distancing Enforcement Officer. It will be this persons job to legally maintain social distancing of shoppers and vendors on market days. 

“Pandemics like COVID-19 highlight the importance of the Rogue Valley Growers Market’s food chain and how fortunate we are to have a robust system of local food production from our farmers and makers. Whereas the spread of the novel coronavirus is a reflection of globalization, the Rogue Valley Growers Markets embody the benefits of localization,” the Market said in a statement. 

While it’s closed, the market is encouraging all essential vendors to create an alternative sales site or method. 

The Rogue Valley Growers Market is located on Tuesdays in Ashland at the National Guard Armory, 420 E Main St, Ashland and runs every Tuesday from March 3 to November 24, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

On Thursdays in Medford, the outdoor market can be found at Hawthorne Park, 501 E. Main, Medford and runs each Thursday from March 5 to November 19, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Starting in May, in the heart of downtown Ashland, the Saturday Market runs May 2 to October 31, 8:30 – 1:00 in the 100 block of Oak St.