This Saturday, the famous Mudgee Farmers' Market will be held for the first time at its new Robertson Park location after previously holding markets at the Catholic Church for 15 years.
Market Manager at Mudgee Fine Foods, Julie Watt said they were excited to bring the markets to a fresh, new location.
"We're all very excited that it's happening at the new location. We thing it's such a positive move, there's been a lot to do in three weeks," Julie said.
Julie said Robertson Park was practically tailor-made for the Farmers' Markets and looked forward to seeing everyone's reactions.
"We have lots of stallholders, we love the fact we have a playground there and accessible toilets," Julie said.
From a family point of view it's perfect, there are barbecues and the playground,"
"The rotunda will utilised for music, the tunes will be wafting out over the stores,"
"Not only that but you have these lovely mature trees there that are deciduous, which means in summer we will have shade and a nice bit of sun in winter,"
The move came after a disagreement between the Catholic Church Diocese and Mudgee Fine Foods over maintenance and fees of the grounds, leading to Mudgee Fine Foods scrambling to find an alternate location.
Mudgee Fine Foods and Council have a memorandum of understanding which is effectively a six-month trial at the Robertson Park location.
Not only that but you have these lovely mature trees there that are deciduous, which means in summer we will have shade and a nice bit of sun in winter.Mudgee Fine Foods Market Manager, Julie Watt
"We have this six month trial period and a memorandum of understanding with Council. They've been terrific and supportive in helping us organise all of this in a very short period of time," Julie said.
"The previous contract was up in June and we had to move quite quickly, it all happened in a fairly compressed time period,"
"It's a new thing for them [Council] as well, they have helped a lot with getting staff to do certain work making the site accessible. We're going to be located around the rotunda where there's the crushed gravel path and plenty of room for market-goers."
Keeping the pedestrian foot traffic on a hard surface effectively solves the issues faced at the grounds of the Catholic Church.
Julie says Mudgee Fine Foods will have an Information stand at the Markets on Saturday.