The Tulsa Farmer's market is open for the first time Saturday morning after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Farmer's Market has been around the Tulsa community for more than twenty years and is always filled with people but organizers say they are hoping to avoid too much crowding for safety reasons. Vendors are ten feet apart on Saturday to encourage social distancing and the first two hours of the day from 7-9 are for high-risk shoppers only. Officials say they have also set up separate entry and exit points.
The most difficult change for most shoppers though is that they cannot touch the produce before they buy it. The vendors will bag the items you point to and then hand it to you to cut down on what people are touching and then just leaving behind.
Vendors are all wearing masks and shoppers are encouraged to as well. There are also multiple hand-sanitizing stations set up through the market.