Despite the cold weather last weekend’s farmers market saw a strong turn out, though smaller numbers were met to previous years.
Held on August 5, the monthly market has consistently taken place on the first Sunday of month.
Down from previous times, 16 stallholders stood to spruik their homegrown goodies. The most popular stall, as always, was that of Wagga’s Artisan Baker.
Hampered by a clash with the second annual girls’ tag event, and the overflow of the Riverina Schoolboys Carnival the day before, Rotary organiser John Higginson said he was not discouraged by the smaller gathering.
“The normal rush that usually comes through around 11 o’clock was really there, but we definitely did see some different faces from the usual crowd,” Mr Higginson said.
“I’d say there were quite a few people coming from out-of-town, who had come for the carnival the day before.”
For the past four years, the event has been held in the Athenium Theatre, which Mr Higginson said has been a winning decision.
“It used to be out in the Railway Square but then the weather can be an issue,” he said.
“I think the newcomers are impressed when they come inside and see the theatre. We have a few stalls outside on the roadside to encourage people driving by to stop and take a look.”
The next market will be held from 8am until midday on Sunday September 2.