Shiloh Farmer's Market

To our valued Shiloh Farmers’ Market guests:

Under normal circumstances, we would be excitedly starting our 2020 market season. Sadly, these are not normal times with the unprecedented pandemic that is sweeping across the globe. So it is with great sadness that the Shiloh Farmers’ Market Managers announce the cancellation of the 2020 market season.

As you may be aware, it takes much work, time, and love to put together the Market each week. Both then and now, the health and safety of our guests and vendors have always been our top priority. Unlike many of the markets in and around the Dayton area, Shiloh is small, but mighty, which makes times like these especially challenging for us. Unfortunately, being small also equates to having a small amount of funding, volunteers, and workers available to manage the Market each week. Without proper resources, the Market is unable to meet the new COVID-19 requirements set forth by the State of Ohio and Montgomery County Health Department.

While the Market certainly has the space to allow for social distancing, the required protocols and sanitation requirements, coupled with a smaller operations model, would require resources the Market simply does not have. Additionally, we do not have the resources to control the number of people at the Market, as state and local protocols require. There is also the anticipated increased liability costs for the Market operating during the pandemic. All of these obstacles would make creating a fun and safe market experience truly impossible.

We sincerely appreciate your patience, kindness, and understanding during these challenging times. Please know this decision was not made lightly and has been incredibly difficult and frustrating for all involved. Shiloh Farmers’ Market has been providing fresh foods and handmade goods for the Dayton community for over 20 years and we sincerely hope you will join us again when we reopen for the 2021 market season.

From our families to yours, we sincerely wish you all health and happiness.

Sincerely,

Tasha Jenkins, Lori Hartman, and Kendel Holloway
Market Managers for the Shiloh Farmers’ Market

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