TWELVE months since Albury Wodonga Farmers Market had to move its Christmas market at the 11th hour, the flagship festive event is on track.
The Border's longest-running farmers' market had to shift from its Gateway Village venue to Junction Square in Wodonga CBD last December after a border checkpoint was set up on Lincoln Causeway.
Albury Wodonga Farmers Market president Frank Verduci said the checkpoint had come out of left field last year amid the Sydney coronavirus cluster.
Mr Verduci said they only had hours to find an alternative venue for the festive market with help from Wodonga Council.
"Last year we had to relocate to Junction Square in Wodonga at the last minute," he said.
"This year we're on track to host a twilight market in Gateway Village on Thursday afternoon."
Albury Wodonga Farmers Market will host a twilight market on the Lincoln Causeway on Thursday from 3.30pm.
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More than 20 stallholders will offer local produce in time for Christmas Day.
Among them will be Verduci Produce, Back to Earth Soaps, Cloud 9 Coffee, Beechworth Berries, Cossi Blues, Ian's Dumplings, KNM Berries, Lake Hume Free Range Eggs, L'Oliveraie, Louisa Morris Cakes, Lemonhead, Primal Alternative by Paula, RAD Growers, Red Elk Beverage Co, Ross Tomatoes, Shannon's Biscuits and Cakes, Six Spicy Spoons, Torcaso Produce, Wymah Organic Olives and Lamb, Albury Wodonga Woodcrafters and Good Lookin' Googees.
A third-generation Cobram orchardist, Mr Verduci, said the farmers' market had navigated a challenging time.
"We're very lucky that we've been able to operate throughout the whole pandemic," Mr Verduci said.
"We'd like to thank our supporters who come to the market all year. We have a lot of loyal customers in the community."
Albury Wodonga Farmers Market Christmas market will run in Gateway Village on Thursday from 3.30pm until 7pm. The market will return to Wodonga on January 8 after the festive holiday.
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