Oamaru's Farmers Market will be raising its profile to
attract more people on Sunday mornings.
The market has received a grant of almost $8000 from the Lion
Foundation which, manager Deidre Nuttall said, would help pay
for various capital items, including both permanent and
removable signage to direct people to the market.
Large, permanent signs would be placed on the outskirts of
Oamaru to bring people to the market in Oamaru's historic
area on the former railway goods yard, rather than just
driving through on SH1.
''So many cars just head north or south without realising
that there is a wonderful part of Oamaru they are missing
seeing,'' she said.
The upgrade to the Friendly Bay children's play area, the
pedestrian railway bridge and all that happened in Harbour St
and the Victorian Precinct would attract people to stay if
they could be encouraged into the part of Oamaru not on the
The market would be having a twilight market this Friday,
instead of its usual Sunday morning to avoid the Oamaru
''Last year the road became very risky for competitors and
marketgoers alike,'' Ms Nuttall said.