MISSOULA — The popular Clark Fork River Market in Missoula has opened its 2020 season with online ordering.
The first curbside pickup will be Saturday, May 16, and they will continue every Saturday this season until Oct. 31. A link to the online market -- which is open to accept orders each week from 8 a.m. on Monday through 1 p.m. on Thursday -- can be found here.
Customers will be directed to pick up their orders at the cul-de-sac at the south end of Pattee Street at a designated time on Saturdays. Delivery will be available in special circumstances but orders must be placed by 1 p.m. on Thursdays for Saturday pickup and/or delivery.
Credit cards, EBT/SNAP and Double SNAP payment methods will be accepted. However, cash will not be accepted.
The market staff has been working closely with the Missoula City-County Health Department to ensure appropriate health safety measures are in place to adequately respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Local health officials have issued guidelines that will allow opening live farmers markets on May 23 if a number of requirements have been met and the Clark Fork River Market is putting together a plan to meet those requirements, according to a news release.
Market organizers note that this season’s safety measures and new technologies will require some additional oversight and cooperation of all vendors and customers.
Anyone who is interested in donating time or resources in support of the 2020 market season can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.