Jerome Powell, proprietor of Uncle Buddy’s Produce, said business was fairly steady.

Jerome Powell, proprietor of Uncle Buddy’s Produce, said business was fairly steady.

TIFTON — Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the 41 South Farmer’s Market went on as planned Saturday, Mar. 21.

M. Jay Hall, who runs the market, said that he wanted to make sure people still had access to fresh produce.

“We’ve seen some of our regulars come through today,” Hall said.

Since the market was held outside, visitors were able to maintain social distancing requirements while still supporting local farmers and stocking up on fresh vegetables.

Jerome Powell, proprietor of Uncle Buddy’s Produce, said that business was fairly steady even though people were taking care to stay physically separated from each other. He said he didn’t know how much longer the coronavirus would last but that people would need fresh foods regardless.

Hall said that he plans to “go full force” for the rest of the season once the COVID-19 threat is over.

“We want everybody to stay safe and healthy,” he said.

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