Calypso's COVID-19 Response

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2021 season, we will be implementing safety precautions as we reintroduce some of our in-person education programs and adjust our policies as needed. We will also continue our food relief work during the growing season, increasing accessibility and providing food to those who need it most in the Fairbanks community.

If you would like to contribute to our continuing community food relief efforts, please click here to make a donation!


August 2021 Update:

COVID-19 cases are rising statewide, including in the Fairbanks Borough, putting us within a "Very High" risk level. With this kind of community spread taking place, the strain it puts on our very limited local healthcare system, and the fact that vaccines are not yet available to children under 12, we want to take all measures possible to make sure we won't have to cancel our remaining programs this season. We also know how important in-person programs are after a long and isolating year, and we want to continue providing these kinds of important opportunities while also working together to keep our community safe and healthy.

In light of this, we are now requiring that all Farm visitors either:

A. Provide proof that your household is vaccinated (this includes eligible adults/teens; understanding that children under 12 aren't eligible for vaccines yet). To provide proof you can just send me a quick reply to this email sharing your vaccine status.

- OR -

B. Provide proof of a negative COVID test sometime in the 48 hours prior to your visit.

All visitors will be required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing when possible.


We will continue to practice COVID-19 safety precautions as we resume in-person programming during the 2021 season. This includes requiring masks, limiting program group sizes, using mostly outdoor spaces, encouraging frequent hand washing or sanitizing, and eliminating the mixing of multiple on-site programs.

While the CDC has recently updated their recommendations on vaccinated individuals wearing masks, we will be continuing to require masks for all farm visitors and program participants, ages 5+, who can safely wear one, as we are regularly interacting with children under the age of 12 who cannot be vaccinated at this time.


The Southside Community Farmers Market will re-open for in person shopping with restrictions in place. Discounts up to 50% off are available to anyone in need of fresh food.

The school garden farm stands, Beaver Sports farm stand, and Ester Market will remain closed. Click here for the most up-to-date information on our farmers markets.