As a grocery provider, the market is considered an essential business

The White Rock Farmers Market is implementing new health and safety measures as it prepares to open Saturday, allowing neighbors to shop for fresh produce.

To limit the spread of the coronavirus, only 50 people, including vendors and market staff, will be allowed to enter.

Staff will rope off the market to create one entrance and one exit. They will also create marked spaces 6 feet apart for customers to stand while waiting in line.

All customers must wash their hands at a hand-washing station before entering the market. In addition, they will not be allowed to touch produce or products unless they are purchasing.

Families are asked to send only one person to shop for groceries. Do not come if you are sick or have any symptoms related to the coronavirus.

“We understand it is allergy season,” market staff said in an email. “Sneeze or cough only into a tissue or your sleeve. If you are sneezing from another illness, please adhere to the shelter-in-place rules.”

As a grocery provider, the market is recognized as an essential business. It will be open from 9 a.m. to noon at 9150 Garland Road.

Visit to view the entire coronavirus mitigation plan.

Click to sign up for the Advocate's weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Lakewood/East Dallas.