A Made in Orange COVID-19 initiative started by Byng Street Cafe and Local Store owner Jeremy Norris is taking off for Orange sausage maker Chris Tudor.
"We started just as COVID kicked off," Mr Norris said.
"I was thinking what are we going to do if we get shut down."
The idea was for Orange-based businesses to produce a variety of ready-to-cook foods for people to buy and one of the people involved is former Byng Street head chef Mr Tudor.
"I'm a qualified chef and have worked in a butchery for about four and a half years," Mr Tudor said.
Mr Tudor's products were such a success that as well as supplying to a handful of stores including Summer Street IGA, the Agrestic Grocer and Hillside Harvest, he's now also selling to hotels and cafes and going through about 80 kilograms of pork a week.
He said he has two pre-gutted pigs delivered from Cowra each week and uses the whole animals for his gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and nut-free products.
The Old Mill is back in Millthorpe with new owners. The first Old Mill was located in Tonic's building before moving a short distance away.
Jean Clulow opened the restaurant in December 1991, serving hearty meals and real coffee.
Thirty years on, the café continues, having recently been taken over by Bronwyn Spasic, a chef with a love of the fresh and home-grown, and a commitment to serving up humble food, home-made sausages, and innovative breakfast dishes.
Ms Spasic loves the nurturing hospitality of the village, singling out the encouragement and mentoring of Jean and Graham Clulow, and Patti McKenna.
Jaycar Electronics is settling into a new store in the Orange Homemakers Centre following a grand opening on Saturday.
Jaycar's Orange manager Tim Dunkley said the electronics store has more than 8000 products on shelves at the new much larger shop.
"We stock a variety of electronic products including weather stations, wiring, bluetooth devices, 3D printers and scanners and a useless box which gets a chuckle from customers," he said.
"We have something for everyone, whether they be a general hobbyist or a hardcore enthusiast."
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