Arasapha's plan to keep all May Market customers and volunteers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic has been approved by Delaware's Division of Public Health. Scroll to the bottom of this page to learn what we're doing.
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A Warm Welcome to The Mercury Cafe and Teahouse
Look for Aaron and Dwayne, owners of the new Mercury Cafe and Teahouse, at their booth in front of Town Hall, for refreshments and specialty items.
Spend a Day in Historic New Castle!
A stop at May Market can be the beginning of a lovely day in Historic New Castle. Stop by the Visitor's Center across the street, stroll the cobblestone streets, explore the shops and museums, grab a bite at a restaurant, and take a stroll through Battery Park along the Delaware River.
Combine Visits to May Market and Wilmington Garden Day!
Wilmington Garden Day, on the first Saturday of May, is an opportunity to stroll through some of the Brandywine Valley's most enchanting gardens. Proceeds support underserved children in Delaware. Ususally Wilmington Garden Day is on the same Saturday as May Market, but in 2021 it is the week before, on Saturday, May 1.
Help with May Market!
Dozens of volunteers make May Market possible every year, and there are many ways to help, including donating your unwanted plants, garden accessories, and household items.
Arasapha's Plan to Keep May Market Customers & Volunteers Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Arasapha's plan to keep May Market customers and volunteers safe during the pandemic has been approved by Delaware's Division of Public Health:
- All participants will be required to wear face masks. We will offer complementary face masks to anyone who doesn't have one.
- We are making a number of significant changes to create a more spacious environment in which everyone can easily stay at least 6 feet apart. Garden Treasures (formerly My Garden to Your Garden) is moving off Market Square onto the sidewalk near the Green and the Sheriff's House. Temporary fencing around Market Square is being eliminated. There will be no arts and crafts vendors and no bake sale.
- We will supply ample hand sanitizing stations. We expect all participants to use hand sanitizer frequently, including after contacting surfaces touched by others.
- We will regularly wipe down high touch surfaces (door knobs, bathroom fixtures, etc.) in the Presbyterian Church Christian Education Building with disinfecting wipes.
- We will accept credit and debit card payments using Square devices on volunteers' smart phones that are set to enable contactless payment. Should a customer touch the phone or Square device, the volunteer will clean it immediately after the transaction with a disinfecting wipe. Volunteers will use hand sanitizer after handling cash transactions.
- We will have signs posted in compliance with Delaware guidelines.
- We will require our food vendors to comply with Delaware guidelines for food and drink establishments.
- We will monitor Delaware guidelines and update our plans as needed to maintain compliance.