RI Retail Garden Center and Farm Stand Guidance During Covid-19

Phase III guidelines for farmer’s markets, on-farm markets and agri- tourism, and pick-your-own farms

This guidance is applicable to indoor or outdoor farmer’s markets, on-farm markets and agri-tourism, where vendors sell food, plants, flowers, and/or agricultural, farm, or seafood products, and farms that have pick-your-own operations. Vendors or operators who sell non-agricultural or non-seafood products (e.g. flea markets, yard sales, other outdoor retail) must follow the retail guidance (below) or other applicable guidance available on reopeningri.com.

Guidelines for Retail Phase III

In Phase III, critical and non-critical retail establishments may continue operating for in-person customer shopping (Details in the link above). All retailers should also follow the general business guidelines and must also operate in accordance with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) regulations Safe Activities By Covered Entities During the COVID-19 Emergency (216-RICR-50-15-7). If you have any questions about this guidance, please contact the Department of Business Regulation via the online form or at 401.889.5550.


For the most up-to-date information, always refer to ReopeningRI.com