FOOD lovers got into the spirit of yesterday’s producers’ market in Cook Park with many stall holders selling out of some of their most popular items only two hours into the event.
The Second Mouse Cheese Company’s Kai Woltmann said his washed rind cheese had proved a hit with market-goers along with his halloumi and feta.
“We’ve done so well here that I had to go back to the factory and get more cheese,” he said.
“It’s been very good.”
Fresh Fodder’s business development manager Sarah Gillogly said the company’s guacamole had also sold out quickly.
“It’s a good opportunity to show how our produce can be used other than as a dip,” Miss Gillogly said.
“Today we’re also selling a terrine that we’ve made that’s also used Trunkey Creek ham.”
Miss Gillogly said the event also helped remind people what local stores stock their produce.
FOOD Week committee member Marika Garton, who co-ordinated the event, said she was pleased to see at least 1000 people in the park.
She said the 24 stall holders had reported a steady flow of customers, even before the event kicked off at 8.30am.
“There’s a lot of food that can be purchased and eaten here, and there are also a lot of things that people can take home like wine and jam,” Mrs Garton said.
“It’s a great opportunity for locals and visitors to see what great produce we have in Orange.”
Next year she said she’d like to see more families at the event.
“I’d like to see families with picnic rugs coming down and making a morning of it.”
Mrs Garton said performers Josh Maynard and Samantha Jean had also proved popular with attendees.