Market Ready To Open

Clinton’s Farmers Market, a summer tradition, returns this week with regulations to keep everyone healthy.

People visiting the Thursday market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will find it’s more business than pleasure as lingering and socializing will be discouraged. This, said Clinton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jackie Walters, is to prevent problems with social distancing and crowds.

“We’re taking all the precautions we can think of to keep everybody safe,’’ she said. “People coming should understand the rules, which are on our Chamber website, before they come.’’

For the last few weeks Walters has volunteered at the Oneida County Farmers Market behind Union Station in Utica. “That’s given me a feel for how it goes,’’ she said.

Clinton’s market of 80 vendors crowded on to the Village Green last year will be pared down to 32 vendors to start this week, all spaced well apart. No entertainment, crafters or prepared food vendors are…

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