The West Windsor Community Farmers Market will be opening for its 17th season on Saturday, May 16.

“Amidst a global pandemic, the board and manager are committed to bringing you the quality and freshness you have grown to know and love in a safe and comfortable space,” says a statement announcing the opening.

The market will be at its usual location — the Vaughn Drive parking lot at the Princeton Junction train station, and will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.”

“We ask that you exercise patience in this new now, and join us in being grateful for the abundance of local food and for the farmers and vendors who work tirelessly to bring their bounty to our tables,” the release says.

The market layout is being changed this year, and vendors will be split between two lanes — the old entrance lane to the Vaughn Drive lot in addition to the center aisle used in previous years. This is to allow additional open air between shoppers. Six foot physical distancing is mandatory. Restrooms will not be available, but handwashing stations will be available throughout the market.

Additional safety measures have been put in place, including mandatory face coverings. There will be a limit on the total number of cars allowed in at one time, and families are limited to two shoppers.

Vendors will handle all products. Shoppers are asked to bring their own clean, reusable bags, and vendors will place items inside. Members of at-risk populations will be permitted to move to the front of the line. Food purchased must be consumed off-premises.

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