In news which will come as a relief to many producers as well as residents, Service NSW has given the monthly Farmers' Markets the green light to go ahead this Saturday.
Orange Farmers' Market general manager and COVID marshal Holly Manning said while customers are still allowed to shop and browse on the day, shoppers are encouraged to pre-order produce from the market's website and then collect it on Saturday.
"The weather's going to be beautiful. We're outside - we're at Northcourt, so to us, we're safer than Woolworths or Coles," she said.
"Every store holder has gloves and sanitiser and all that stuff so yeah, we're really excited that we can continue to offer locals fresh food and produce from local producers with low food miles [to travel]."
Mrs Manning added that the market wouldn't be doing tastings and cashless payments were also encouraged.
"We're just [going to be] a bit more stringent on making people move around in a clockwise direction and get out as quickly as they can - which, I know, is hard for people when they see someone they know and want to catch up, but we're just encouraging people to keep moving."
The Orange Farmer's Markets are on this Saturday, September 11, from 8.30am until midday.
Head to the Farmers' Market website for a full list of stallholders and to pre-order items.
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