Milton Farmers Market has announced that it will not be holding a market this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement, market organizers said, “The circumstances that led the Board of Directors of the Milton Farmers Market to suspend the 2020 market are ongoing, and likely to continue through the 2021 market season. For this reason, the board of directors has decided that our weekly farmers market will not take place in 2021.
“Our mission is to operate a market that attracts customers and fosters a sense of community, while operating in a financially sustainable way. Due to current conditions we do not believe we are able to meet those goals this year,” the statement said.
Last year, the market closed after June 26, due to what organizers said was “unsustainable revenues from farmers markets held while following required social distancing and limited capacity rules.”
The market typically had social elements to it, such as live music and on-site dining, that organizers felt could not be done safely or were prohibited by state guidelines. Under those guidelines, organizers believed the market could not operate profitably.
Those looking for products from Milton Farmers Market vendors can find a list at miltondefarmersmarket.org/vendors.