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Local reaction to Stay At Home Order

Posted at 8:24 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 00:02:51-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The news that Nueces County will go under a Stay at Home Order Thursday night has the leader of a local non-profit group worried about the future of the group's farmer's market outside the Art Center of Corpus Christi.

"I'm as curious about that as you are," Grow Local South Texas Executive Director David Nuss said about whether the order would force the Grow Local Farmer's Market to close.

Don't worry David. The order that Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales signed Wednesday clearly states that, "farmers' (sic) markets that sell food products and household staples," will be able to remain open.

The thought of the market closing is a thought that one of its customers didn't like.

"I'm not thrilled with that," customer Carolyn George said. "Because I get milk from this one guy over here, and it's all organic."

Fellow shopper Patti Pope sees pros and cons associated with the Stay at Home Order.

"I think it's good in some ways, and in other ways it can be hard on businesses and people," Pope said.

Unaware at the time that his farmer's market could stay open, Nuss had a cavalier attitude about next week's market.

"If our farmers are interested in coming out and selling here, then we will be open," he said. "We're just going to take that chance. If people need access to food through our market, we will be there for them."

Click here to read the order to find out when you'll be able to leave your home and which businesses will remain open.