Coronavirus is having a dramatic impact on our lives, including farms and agri-businesses like us, and on supply chains. Your support at this time is critical, thank you!
Here’s an update on our best-practices, and changes in deliveries which you need to know about so we can continue providing you the freshest food while limiting the chance of viral transfer:
Main Street Urban Farm is following the guidance of global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. We are reminding our employees about frequent hand washing, and we are regularly cleaning and disinfecting our facilities and equipment. Importantly, we are asking that all working with us, in field, pack-house and delivery stay home from work if they feel sick.
Many people are asking the same question: is it safe to receive and handle deliveries? The WHO and PHAC have stated that the likelihood of catching the Coronavirus by touching cardboard or other container is low.
To our knowledge, the virus does not remain viable on surfaces more than 72 hours, and much less so on organic, moist surfaces like vegetables or wash tables.
We currently clean and pack vegetables the day before pickup. This is sufficient to prevent any transmission.
We will make sure any boxes picked up from members are washed and held at least 24 hours before being used again.We do ask you wash your hands before and after receiving your share. And please, if you cough or sneeze, do so into the inside of your elbow.
Adequate space for members and their boxes will be provided at pickup so social distancing may be maintained, and contact reduced.
We will continue to be flexible. Food is a basic necessity, so we want to continue to produce and deliver it. Plus, our crops continue to grow and produce regardless of the situation. We shall be flexible with delayed / altered payment requests.
Please continue to recommend us to potential members (you both get a bonus upon signup). OR, send us contact details for friends who are farm-food curious and would like to talk to the farmer before looking online. You can also access our farm produce via memorialcentrefarmersmarket.ca/online.