The BRFM is a rain-or-shine market. Our commitment to both vendors and customers is to be open the days and hours we have published. The vendors have worked long hours in preparation for the Market, traveled considerable distances to be here, and have no way to recoup losses if the Market were to close. That being said, we take weather issues very seriously for the health and safety of all. Our policy is tied to the best information we have at the time a decision must be made on how to respond to impending bad weather.
- If a severe weather threat occurs prior to the opening of the Market and there is reason to believe the threat will persist through much of the morning, the Market opening may be delayed.
- If severe weather conditions develop after the Market has opened, customers, will be advised by volunteers to leave the market area and seek shelter in their vehicles or in nearby retail stores (Lowe’s or Target).
- In most cases, summer storms are short-lived and when that is the case, the Market will reopen once the danger has passed. If the storm does not subside in a reasonable amount of time, the Market will close for the remainder of the day.
- In all cases, if the Market is delayed, suspended, reopened, or closed for the remainder of the market day, a notification will go out on Facebook and Instagram, and be posted on the BRFM website.