Brewery parking lot now turning into a market amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 5:48 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 17:48:50-04

KENT ISLAND, Md. — There is a lot of maneuvering around to adapt for the virus.

On Kent Island the farmers market had to move because the church where it was held couldn't handle it anymore. Who comes to the rescue? Cult Classic Brewing.

Rohry Flood is the marketing manager for Cult Classic Brewery. Their performance hall is closed down, bar stools are unattended. It's empty here because they are set up for just pick up but outside there's a lot going on.

"We knew it was a great community center, it's easily accessible right off the highway," Flood said. "We knew everybody could see it so when we have events and programs going on, it's easy for people

Diane Bedlin created and runs the Kent Island Market.

"They have been the most incredible partner," Bedlin said. "I couldn't have asked for anything better."

At the Kent Island Market, they believe they have the new social distance thing down.

"We literally have social distance police," Bedlin said.

We've mapped out what the six foot marks looks like," Flood said.

You won't just find corn and tomatoes here.

"We have about five different kinds of meats, we have duck eggs, chicken eggs, we have Kombucha which is a pro-bionic drink," Bedlin said.

The Kent Island Market is a year round market. They say they will continue to do this as long as they can.