City officials and event partners today shared details for the opening of the TD Essential Market presented by Prisma Health on June 6. The temporary name change reflects a modified market that will offer fresh and local essential grocery items while still maintaining health and safety guidelines.
The market will launch its season with a total of 81 vendors, including eight new vendors. Each week, 42 vendors will be onsite offering a variety of essential food items, including fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, meats, cheese and breads. The market will also include a rotation of specialty vendors featuring products such as honey, pasta, grits, granola, canned foods, pressed juices and sauces. While market crafters will not be onsite at the TD Essential Market, information on how to shop for their products will be available online and featured weekly on the market’s social media channels.
The entrances and exits for the market will be located on McBee Avenue, and to help attendees shop safely, only a limited number of shoppers will be allowed inside the market at a time. There will be handwashing stations provided by Greenville Water at the market entrances and hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the event site.
Shoppers are asked to review the following guidelines before attending the market:
- Stay home if you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick
- Make a shopping list using the online list of participating vendors
- Wear a face covering for the safety of others (recommended)
- Watch for physical cues such as tape, cones and signs to maintain social distance
- Shop with your eyes only; vendors will handle items
- Use a credit card or exact change when possible
Once again, TD Bank partnered with the City of Greenville for the TD Bank Bucks program, which was created to support local farmers. Vendors were invited to apply for TD Bank Bucks to fund their market fees for the full season and this year’s recipients are Banana Manna, Split Creek Farm and The Happy Berry.