Social Distancing at the Sunnyside Greenmarket





Creative Commons Licence


Contributed date

March 22, 2020 - 2:05pm

Critical Commentary

This farmer's market in Queens, NY remained opened, but instituted several measures to comply with social distancing including:

  • Preventing customers from handling produce
  • Chalking the sidewalk to keep customers in line six feet apart
  • Many of the vendors were wearing gloves and/or masks
  • Food scraps were no longer being collected

Local grocery stores, however, were not instituting these kinds of policies. Aside from changing hours, providing (I assume) employees with gloves and masks, and, in some cases, providing an hour during the early morning for elderly shoppers, the practice of shopping saw little change (except, of course, for shelves that were more bare than usual).


Sunnyside Greenmarket
43rd Ave
Sunnyside, NY
United States

Cite as

Pedro de la Torre III, "Social Distancing at the Sunnyside Greenmarket", contributed by Pedro de la Torre III and Pedro de la Torre III, Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 22 March 2020, accessed 18 May 2021.