Third+Bird markets are carefully planned and thought out with your health and safety in mind! COVID has impacted all of our lives in many ways. We have worked tirelessly to make our markets one of the safest in-person shopping experiences.
We work hand in hand with local health inspectors and are actively monitored by 3 government entities including: Manitoba Health, the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LCGA), and Manitoba COVID Enforcement Officers.
We conduct all of our markets with the health and safety of our community as our first priority. We follow all local and provincial rules + recommendations that are laid out for retail. Last year, we pivoted and spent months creating a new shopping experience. We created timed shopping blocks for the safety of everyone and rolled it out in Fall 2020.
Shopping blocks allow us to effectively manage numbers and reduce crowds. Shoppers show up at their designated time, eliminating standing in line for long periods of time. Coupled with our online ticketing and scanning, it gives us pin point accuracy for contact tracing, and which shopping pods shoppers were with. We use the shopping block method for our bigger Spring and Fall markets.
We are proud to say that all of our markets in Winnipeg, farmers’ markets at the St. Norbert location and our summer market at Clear Lake have NOT been linked to a single COVID case. We have passed every inspection with flying colours, with no tickets or warnings issued.
We continue to strive and have our markets operate this way. The health and safety of you, your family, makers and our staff are our top priority!