It’s May, which means it’s time for the Durango Farmers Market, now in its 25th year, to return. The first market will be held Saturday in the parking lot of TBK Bank.

The farmers market will look a lot like it did last year, with COVID-19 protocols including mask-wearing, wash stations and 6-foot spacing between vendor stalls and market-goers.

“It should go a little bit smoother than last year,” said market manager Tom Little. “We’re a little more optimistic this year because we were going in totally blind last year.”

The fact that the market serves multiple functions complicates things when it comes to COVID-19 regulations.

“We have to go by what the state regulations are for restaurants, for outdoor live-entertainment venues and for grocery stores,” he said.

Little is optimistic, though, that…

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