The Key West Waterfront Farmers Market will experiment with evening hours August and September, 3 pm to sunset. Photo: Key West Waterfront Farmers Market July 30, 2020
Truman Waterfront Farmers Market Beats Heat With New Hours
August and September the Truman Waterfront Farmers Market will operate on Thursdays from 3 pm to sunset instead of 10 am to 2 pm. The trial move will help beat the heat and allow residents an opportunity to shop after work. The Market typically includes cheese, produce, fruit, baked goods, coffee, plants and fresh seafood along with international cuisine available for take-away. Arts, crafts and general merchandise round out the offerings. Market organizers will be adding additional picnic-style food options, occasional acoustic musicians and a beer and wine stand to encourage the community to shop the market, get dinner and enjoy the sunset views from the Truman Waterfront Park. Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted with ample space to social distance.
The August 6 edition will team up with Keys Guitar Concerts to present classical guitar master Mateo Jampol live. The Keys Guitar Concerts are brought to the community by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts and The Florida Keys & Key West Monroe County Tourism and Development council and is perfect entertainment for the whole family.
Stringent safety measures and precautions remain in place to guard guests and the vendors who serve them. Masks are required, spaced line management enforced, touchless personal produce shopping, social distance signage posted and the number of guests per stall limited. Booths are spaced out in one long row down the Mole facing the open ocean and will not interfere with sunset views. Key West First Legal Rum Distillery free “Ruminizer” hand sanitizing stations are at the entrance. Organizers realize patrons may be eager to socialize but are reminded to not congregate in groups larger than 10 and to only remove masks when seated to eat or drink.
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