Farmers markets gear up for changes

Produce at the Enterprise Farmers Market.
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- As COVID-19 continues to affect day to day routines, local farmers markets are gearing up and finding ways to work around the virus.

A year's worth of planning and planting is paying off as local farmers markets begin to open next week.

One crop everyone is looking forward to...tomatoes. Customers can expect a variety of produce when they go to shop.

Farmers have received a list of guidelines from the farmers market authority as they begin to social distance tents to ensure the safety of everyone who attends.

"Farmers have been abiding by social distancing for years because were out in the fields working by ourselves most of the time. But as we bring our products to a market like this, were going to abide by the 6 feet social distancing and we ask our customers to do the same thing," farmer, David Bell said.

The Headland farmers market will take place next Friday, May 29th from 3-7pm on the square.

June 5th, the Taylor farmers market will take place from 5pm-8pm.

June 6th, Dothan and Poplar Head farmers market will take place at the Civic Center from 8am-12pm.

June 6th, the Ashford farmers market will take place 7am-11am.