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

  1. Stay home if you are sick. 

  2. Everyone inside the market is required to wear a face covering (as per NC Executive Order 147).

  3. Avoid the lines by pre-ordering and picking up later in the morning. Click HERE for a list of those vendors who facilitate pre-orders/online shopping. 

  4. The market will start as usual at 8 am. Until that time, our entrances will be cordoned off.  We ask for your patience and cooperation as you wait, always standing 6 feet apart. 

  5. At 8 am the bell will be rung and a member of staff will allow customers into the market.

  6. The entry control sign will be removed at the appropriate time, when lines have lessened and it is safe for customers to be able to move freely in and out of the market without too much crowding.

  7. We love bringing families together, however please consider sending only one member of your family to shop. 

  8. 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.

  9. Maintain adequate social distancing of at least 6 feet.

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

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

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

  13. The Community House will be closed to customers.

  14. Fruit Fundraiser Stand (seasonal 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. 

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



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. 

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