Welcome to the West Side Farmers Market The West Side Farmers Market 2020 season runs every Saturday June 6th through October 10th 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Located at 63 George St. W in St. Paul MN. The West Side Farmers market brings locally produced food, cottage goods and more to the greater community. Join us on June 6 for our season opening! Black Lives Matter The West Side Farmers Market is deeply saddened and angered by the murder of George Floyd. We have, and will continue to work to make our market a safe and friendly space for the community. Black lives matter. All are welcome in our space to come together in peace and solidarity. It isn’t just about words, it is actions big and small that will change the system that perpetuates disproportionate violence toward communities of color. In the coming weeks and months, we will be working with the West Side community to chart a course of action to do to do our part to end this horrific cycle. COVID-19 and WSFM (We’re opening!) COVID-19 has changed a lot of things in the past few months. One thing that hasn’t changed is people’s need for food. Governor Walz has explicitly designated Farmers Markets as an essential service (along with other food retailers) and are permitted to be open even under shelter-in-place orders. WSFM will open as planed on June 6th, but things will look a little different than in years past. You will only be able to enter and exit the site from the George Street entrance so we can monitor the number of people in the market space. This year we will be limiting the number of customers to 20 at a time (we did some calculations, and this provides for social distancing space). To help make sure more neighbors have a chance to shop at WSFM this year, we are asking you to shop alone (or in as small a group as possible). Pets will not be permitted at the market this year to provide more space for customers.To help keep you safe, all market staff, volunteers, and vendors will be wearing masks, washing hands frequently, and wearing gloves. To help keep the community safe, we will be asking you to wash your hands before entering the market, refrain from touching products before you buy them, and to use credit cards and exact change for payments. We’re also asking that you wear a mask to further protect this vital resource. Don’t have a mask? We will have disposable ones for purchase and we have a cloth mask vendor this year.We are also offering a pre-order option this year. Each Tuesday we will be updating our pre-order page with the week’s items. Orders must be placed by 11:59PM each Thursday for pick-up on Saturday morning. A pick-up tent will be located at the Stryker Ave entrance of the market so you can reach it from inside and outside the market. Pre-orders will be available for pick-up starting at 9AM each Saturday.