It was great weather to top up on groceries at the Farmers and Producers Market at the Uniting Church on Saturday with a regular contingent of shoppers opting to do just that.
Elizabeth Melling of Granite Borders Landcare, who organises the weekly event, said the market is facing its first winter after exceeding all expectations over the warmer months since kicking off in October.
She expects to see a reduced volume of greens on offer and supply tilt more towards heavy vegetables. The variety of stalls continues to expand and she anticipates more focus on the producers ranges of baked and bottled goods and non-food items as farmers move into the cold season.
Shopper numbers are remaining fairly constant with lots of familiar faces each week, although the popularity of the market can double on special weekends like Easter and the recent Mothers Day.
And if you happen to have a milking cow or goat (or sheep or yak) in the back paddock and are looking for a business opportunity, Mrs Melling feels the market is missing a dairy stall.
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