Delaware will begin a “rolling re-opening” of farmers markets starting this Friday, Gov. John Carney said in his coronavirus briefing Tuesday.
“There is a sense of community pride around farmers markets that includes supporting our local economy and our family farms” Carney had said in a statement released by the Delaware Department of Agriculture yesterday.
“We hope that Delawareans will utilize the markets as a place to purchase locally produced food,” Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse said in the same statement.
“Agriculture contributes $8 billion to Delaware’s economy, and we’ve permanently preserved 25% of Delaware’s farmland so that agriculture will continue to be the backbone of our economy,” Carney said earlier this year during the state’s Agriculture Week in January.
The state’s phased reopening of the economy is expected to begin on June 1.