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Pasco Farmers Market is open for season but market leaders say it will look a little different this year.

Pasco's Farmers Market manager, Oscar Martinez tells Action News all vendors will wear masks and gloves to follow local health and government guidelines.

He says vendors will be required to change gloves every 15 to 30 minutes.

They're expecting 20 to 25 vendors this year which doesn't include craft vendors.

Event leaders say they are still deciding whether or not the farmers market will become a drive-thru but they are encouraging folks to send one person to limit crowds.

Martinez says it is his first year running the farmers market and it's important for the community to support local farmers especially during this time.

"I think it's really important for people to able to buy fresh produce where they know somebody where it came from like they know the person who picked it that morning or the night before it's not like it's been a freezer for the year you know." Martinez said.

While the Pasco Farmers Market is set to open May 9th, the Richland Farmers Market has yet to confirm an opening date.

Leaders with the Richland Farmers Market tell Action News they submitted their plans for social distancing to the Benton-Franklin Health Department and are waiting to hear back.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday afternoon, Historic Downtown Kennewick Farmers Market said they also submitted safety plans.

Both Kennewick and Richland farmers markets always open the first week of June.

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