The Downtown Yakima Farmers Market is classified as an essential food & agriculture business by State of Washington Governor Jay Inslee.
The DYFM 2021 season starts May 23rd, running every Sunday thereafter from 9am-1pm through October 10th. DYFM is located on S. 3rd Street in front of the Capitol Theatre. We are continuously working closely with Yakima Health District, Washington State Farmers Market Association and City of Yakima to be kept to date on changes that may affect the market.
Effective 5/18/21, per Gov. Jay Inslee 5/13/21 announcement (article here), WA will fully adopt masking guidance issued by the CDC, meaning shoppers who are two weeks removed from their final shot of the vaccine no longer need to wear face masks. Shoppers who are not vaccinated should wear a face masks/shields while inside the market.
Thanks to Yakima Valley Emergency Management and The City of Yakima we are still able to pass out masks at the entrance to shoppers who many need one. We will continue this trend each weekend while supplies last.
Although face mask requirements have changed, Farmers’ Markets still have to follow the Department of Health (DOH) Farmers Market COVID-19 Guidelines until reopening of WA and/or DOH Guidelines have been update. Themed days, activities and entertainment will vary depending on Yakima County’s Recovery and Reopen Phase and DOH guidance.
CLICK HERE for Farmers Market Shopper Behavior Expectations (Updated 5/18/21)
Farmers Market Vendors: For additional information regarding financial support for food and farm businesses impacted by COVID-19, please visit the following sites:
- CARES Act the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act is a package of measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The relief package includes $350 billion for Small Business Administration(SBA) loan guarantees along with subsidies and additional funding for SBA resources. – Guide to the cares act
- SBA – SBA Disaster Loans
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Employee paid leave rights
- US Chamber of Commerce – US Chamber Small Business Guide
- CDC – COVID 19 Guidance for Business
- YCDA COVID 19 – Business Resources
- WSDA – Regional Markets Program
Information on the Paycheck Protection Program can be found here.