Breathe in, breathe out. Okay.
The impact of COVID-19 is being felt throughout on our community, our state, and our world. To see and anticipate the impact of this pandemic and economic crisis on small businesses, local farmers, and restaurants is devastating for us.
We've been working hard to figure out solutions for our programs and meetings and the Food Web. We're making changes to our in-person programs to avoid public gatherings and maintain social distancing based on guidelines from the CDC and Oregon Health Authority.
Changes to our programs are summarized here, with more information included below:
1. We are running a very limited version of Market Day on March 19th. Morning only: 9-12pm. Pick-up style in our parking lot. Our building will not be open for customers to reduce crowding. If you can stay home, please stay home. (more details below)
2. Cooking Classes are postponed through April 15th.
3. Other in-person meetings and volunteer opportunities will be modified.
Event Changes through April 15th The individuals registered for events either have or will be contacted via email or phone call.
Cancer Support Class March 17th CANCELLED
Garden Workday March 21st LIMITED to 3 volunteers, working outside only
Vegetarian Sushi cooking class on March 24th is POSTPONED
Market Manager Meet-Up on April 1st MODIFIED to a video call
Homemade Pasties cooking class on April 5th is POSTPONED
Garden Workday April 11th LIMITED to 3 volunteers, working outside only
Small Farms Market Day March 19th
In efforts to be safe while not completely closing this important community resource, we are planning to run a very scaled back version of Small Farms Market Day this Thursday March 19th from 9-12pm as a pick-up style market in in the Food Web parking lot.
Bring small bills or checks to make exact change. Consider donating your change to our local farmers who will be hit hard by this public health and economic crisis.
Our office building will NOT be open to the general public. Vendors are packaging products in single use, sealed packages. Many vendors are not planning to attend so if you have specific items you are looking for, please get in touch with us - we will also post an updated list on Facebook on Wednesday evening.
As you know, anyone who is high-risk or exposed needs to STAY HOME. CDC lists anyone over 60, with a chronic illness, or with a compromised immune system as higher risk. If you have been traveling recently or if you know you have been near someone who has had COVID 19, stay home. We love you but we need you to stay home.
Thanks for helping us be careful and safe during this sensitive time for our community. Take care!
- your friends at the Food Web