Port Austin Farmers Market

Port Austin Farm Market Opens with Few Vendors, Sparse Crowds

The 2020 Memorial Weekend opening of the Port Austin Farm market was greeted with a chilly fog coming in off Lake Huron. The Port Austin market is one of the state’s largest outdoor markets in Michigan. The city is trying to make a good showing with welcome signs along the main street and fresh spring window displays. However, some of the gift shops and galleries looked to be still closed

While the Port Austin Farm market was open, the difference from prior years was a bit startling. The few vendors that were set up were spread out across the market area. The music stage and hubbub of hawking the 50-50 jackpot tickets were notably absent.

Limited flower vendors at the market today

Missing was the vast traditional crowd of shoppers who typically trek and stay in the Upper Thumb during the regular opening to the summer season. Many of the shoppers wore masks; some didn’t. However, most folks kept their distance.

Coivid-19 Will Impact the Summer of 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order until June 12 to respond to the continued level of infection with the Covid-19 virus. The executive order means that public venues such as theaters, gyms, and casinos would remain closed.

In the middle of the Thumb, the town of Ubly has canceled its hosting of their farmer’s market for the season. Harbor Beach has canceled its Memorial Day parade. Various organizations in Caseville have canceled or postponed events during the holiday. These include Trash and Treasure Days – Cancelled, Market On Main – on hold until further notice, and the Caseville historical Societies Ice Cream Social – Cancelled due to COVID19.

Sanitation at the Port Austin Farm Market

Events taking place in Caseville on Monday, May 25 include the 19th Annual Blessing of the Fleet at Caseville Municipal Harbor and the Veteran’s Memorial Service by American Legion Jean Post #543a the Caseville Cemetery

How Michigan Dealt with the Pandemic in 1918. It wasn’t much different.

How Many Times Has Michigan Been Hit with an Epidemic?

Will Michigan Residents Work From Their Cottages This Summer?

Black Lives Matter Protest Happens in Bad Axe Michigan 2020

Thumbwind Staff

Contributed and forwarded posts and articles at Thumbwind Publications

View all posts by Thumbwind Staff →

What do you think?Cancel reply

Exit mobile version