Organisers of the Armidale Community Farmers' Markets have made the decision to proceed with the planned market scheduled for April 5.
The Rotary Club Armidale AM and market management will make further announcements about future markets in the coming weeks, but club president and market manager Sam Doyle said it was time to produce a "good feel" story.
"The farmers market is classed as an essential service, and is therefore able to carry on the business of providing a service to the community," he said.
"We want to make sure that the community can still have access to our local, fresh produce, making sure they can come down and get the produce they need, and it's not from the supermarkets where everything is drying up.
"The stall holders have got lots of good produce now."
Sam said Rotary AM was working with all stallholders to continue to promote their products in these trying times, while taking appropriate precautionary measures to protect the community.
"While there are no confirmed cases in Armidale, we are taking the advice of the state and federal governments about coronavirus," he said.
"For the next market we won't be putting out tables and chairs, and stallholders will be spaced further apart to maintain social distancing as much as possible.
"We are facing unprecedented times. Now, more than ever, we need to do all we can to provide a forum for the community to buy locally produced goods."
For further information contact: Sam Doyle (Rotary Club President) - 0437 725 755 or email@example.com