Wallan and Whittlesea markets will open this weekend and Monday. Pictured is Emily and Tom from Armstead Estate, Heathcote, attended the Riddells Creek Farmer’s Market on Saturday. Emily is pictured with her dogs Pippa and Lucy. ​

LANCEFIELD residents and visitors can look forward to another Lancefield and District Farmer’s Market on Saturday despite COVID-19 restrictions.

The market will begin at 9am at the Lancefield Park on Chauncey Street where, through the main entrance, visitors will be greeted with hand sanitisers and hand washes to ensure they stop the spread of COVID-19.

The bigger space at Lancefield Park allows for stalls to be place more than 1.5 metres apart to abide by stage three social distancing restrictions.

Organisers of the market encourage people to come along to support regional producers who attend the market.

People can also support producers by visiting Open Food Network online to order within the Macedon Ranges, or by having a box of produce delivered from Small Farmers United – also online.

A highlight of this week’s market is Vik and Sophia Stasey, who will have fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables for sale including pears, apples, grapes, quince, plums, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes and more.

Other stall holders will include Mount Prospect – Kingfisher Citrus, Taste of the Orient, Dragi from MKD Services in Diggers Rest, Husk and Harvest walnuts and Holy Goat Organic Cheese.

Organiser Meggs Hannes is encouraging people to bring their own bags.

“If you are unwell please avoid the market this month and have someone shop for you,” she said.

“The stalls are laid out with plenty of space for adequate social distancing in the open air. Shoppers are encouraged to purchase what they need then move on to their next destination.”

People can follow the Lancefield and District Farmer’s Market Facebook page for more information.

The Riddells Creek Farmer’s Market saw many visitors on Saturday as people came to support local producers.

Popular stalls were selling fresh fruit and vegetables while others were also selling beeswax candles, flowers, wines, ciders and home-made products.

Stallholders said they were visited by the highest number of customers at about 11am.