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Shoppers navigate through a more spacious Malibu Farmers Market setup on March 22. As an essential business, the weekly market in Malibu’s Civic Center is able to continue operating amid the coronavirus outbreak. Suzy Demeter/Surfside News
Nikki Siso (left) and Dr. Sara Siso, of Rawgasmic — a vendor offering raw, organic plant-based food like quiche, tahini and desserts — work their booth at the Malibu Farmers Market on March 22. Each booth features a handwashing station in light of coronavirus concerns, and social distancing also is being enforced.
William Sellman, owner of Livia’s Kitchen, wears protective gloves and sells prepackaged cookies.
Malibu resident Kristy Collins shops at Alcantar Organics.
Malibu Farmers Market shoppers (left to right) Dan Snyder, Jennifer Snyder and William Snyder purchase eggs from Omma’s Garden.
Barbara Burke, Staff Reporter
7:42 am PDT March 27, 2020
Farmers markets fall under the essential business umbrella in the state order adopted in light of the coronavirus, but additional precautions are being required and implemented at including social distancing, hand-washing stations and more.