At the Natural Trading Company we take the health of our customers seriously. We remain dedicated to providing the healthiest, safest, most nutritious food to our customers; which is why we continue to be vigilant with our food safety practices. In addition to our normal sanitation practices, we are taking extra precautions to train staff on how to stay healthy, and the importance of staying home from work if they or anyone in their families are feeling ill.
As for our farmers markets’, we will continue to be your source for local, fresh, organic produce as long as we are safely able to be present at market. We are taking extra precautions there as well – such as having hand washing stations, sanitizing card readers between use, and changing how we display and bag our produce during these times.
In the event that farmers markets’ are no longer an option, we are exploring other ways of safely getting food to the community such as starting our CSA early or opening up a farm stand at the farm. Stay tuned for more information on this! Meanwhile, sign up now to reserve your CSA box. By purchasing your box early, you help us care for the baby plants we already have in the ground for the spring and summer.
On a final note… farmers are some of the most resilient of people out there. Every seed we plant is a seed of hope for the future. In everything we do, we are at the whim of what Mother Nature does, day in and day out. This current situation is no different. We will adapt to the times as farmers always have. We will strive to be a beacon of hope in an ocean of uncertainty. With that as a guiding force, we are still seeding seeds, planting transplants, and planning for a hopeful and bountiful 2020 season.