We thank you for keeping MCFM a safe place by following our safety procedures:

  1. Stay home if you are sick. 

  2. Until the bell rings at 8am, we ask that you remain outside the market. In light of Governor Cooper's recent relaxation of restrictions (Executive Order 209), we will no longer be implementing our entry control system. Customers will be free to move in and out of the market after the bell is rung at 8am.

  3. Now that NC has lifted the mask mandate entirely and is moving towards fewer pandemic restrictions, we thank you for continuing to wear a mask at MCFM. We may be an open air setting, but adequate social distancing is near impossible in some areas of the market. 

  4. You can avoid lines by pre-ordering and picking up later in the morning.

  5. If you see crowding or several people lined up at one vendor's booth, try completing your other shopping before joining that line, especially if you've already pre-ordered with that vendor.

  6. Our main aim is to keep people moving quickly, so we ask that you do not linger/sit, but leave the market as soon as you’ve made your purchase/s.

  7. Do not handle the products without first checking with the individual vendor.

  8. Make use of the hand sanitizers at both entrances and several vendor booths.

  9. The Community House will be closed to customers.

  10. Fruit Fundraiser Stand (seasonal End of May - December): the area directly in front of the community house entrance will be divided down the middle with traffic cones and safety tape. Please line up to the left of the traffic cones and follow the arrows. The area to the right is set aside for customers leaving with their purchases. 

  11. A separate table situated in front of of the community house will be manned by another volunteer who can help you with market information, SNAP, ice-pops (seasonal) and bottled water sales.

  12. Please practice healthy and safe shopping and show grace to others as we navigate this new phase.



NC Governer Roy Cooper Executive Order 209

NC Governor Roy Cooper Executive Order 147 

Mecklenburg County Department of Health

Mecklenburg County Coronavirus Hotline: 980-314-9400.

Emergency Food Access Map & Resources


CDC information sheet

NC Department of Health & Human Services Materials


Click HERE for Instructions on how to make homemade sanitizer.