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Do we trust farmers markets during COVID?

Pamela and Anne-Marie discuss COVID-19 retail sales for week 9, the week ending May 10.

Fresh fruit and vegetable sales are still up 17% year-over-year, thanks to consumer demand on Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day typically is the largest restaurant sales holiday every year, and most restaurants are closed or limited.

Pamela wonders about the other elephant in the room that could affect fresh produce sales at retail — will consumers trust farmers markets during COVID-19?

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Pamela Riemenschneider is the Retail Editor for Blue Book Services.