A wide range of different tomatoes are shown at Mountain Earth Farms, of Clarksville, Ga., during the Roswell Farmes and Artisans Market  in 2018. PHOTO / JASON GETZ
Photo: Jason Getz
Photo: Jason Getz

Roswell farmers market returns with adjustments 

Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market has made some tweaks to help visitors safely pickup fresh vegetables and other goods. Online ordering is available from nearly 30 vendors, Monday through Friday, until further notice. 

Customers can receive those items at a drive thru, on Saturdays, that will be located in the roundabout outside Roswell City Hall. Several volunteers will be on hand, said farmers market manager Sherri Schreiner, to pass the deliveries to each car.

Farmers market vendors will be there, spaced a part, on the city hall grounds. And volunteers will be available to bag new items that drivers would like to purchase.

“The volunteers can handle [those] transactions,” said Schreiner.

Before coronavirus and the public health crisis, the farmers and artisans market was scheduled to be in its regular open, outdoor setting, April through October, at City Hall where visitors could freely walk around. 

Schreiner said the recent adjustments are in place at least until the end of May.

“We are doing what the city asked us to do,” she said.

Online ordering is robust, she added. The first 50 orders averaged about $100 each, she said. 

A $5 fee is added to the total amount of all items purchased in one online order. Schreiner said those funds are used for website maintenance, credit card fees, and supplies needed during pickups such as hand sanitizer and additional bags. 

There is no additional fee for items bought from vendors outside City Hall when customers pickup their online orders on Saturdays. 

Saturday hours to pickup items is 9:30-noon. tinyurl.com/y8cyfnbq

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