CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Hundreds of shoppers got out of their cars and back to walking at the Carbondale Farmer's Market Saturday morning.
The market had been operating as a drive-thru since opening for the season in April, and organizers say Saturday's return to foot traffic was well received.
Vendors all continued to wear face-coverings, and booths were kept a minimum of six feet apart as a way to follow health guidelines put in place by the state.
Jack Roach, with Bass Farms out of Cobden, says the experience is much better with the customers out of their cars and back to browsing.
"The customers seem in a better mood like this than they do with the drive-thru; everything's going pretty good," says Roach. He adds that while strawberries are in season at Bass Farms this week, blueberries and blackberries are just around the corner.
Market Organizers encouraged shoppers to also wear coverings and to leave their pets at home for the time being.