New food options on the table during corona crisis

Some of the produce available at a recent
New Norfolk Market in High St.

IN addition to the good service being offered by New Norfolk’s three supermarkets under the difficult circumstances of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, new fresh food options are now on the table.


New Norfolk Market operator Jessica Cosgrove has announced that a food market will operate in High St on Saturdays from 8am-noon, selling fresh fruit, vegetables, seafood and local produce. Ms Cosgrove said the regular market remained in recess due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it was possible to conduct a food market in accordance with government advice.

“I will be overseeing and enforcing social distancing, and have organised a layout which complies with government regulations,” Ms Cosgrove said, adding that this was a voluntary effort aimed at supporting local producers and customers. Sellers will not be charged for stall space.

The following rules will apply to shopping at the High St food market between Charles and Stephen streets):

  • Single shoppers only (no groups except carers);
  • No gathering, simply shop and then head home;
  • You must sanitise; 
  • Maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres; 
  • If you touch produce you must purchase; 
  • If you are sick, stay at home.

The New Norfolk Distillery and Eleventh Order Brewery have teamed-up to open the New Norfolk Popup Providore, a temporary shop and online ordering system providing a range of products from various suppliers. The shop is in the Eleventh Order premises at 7 High St and the various products can be viewed and ordered online.

The Lachlan River Co-op will stage a drive-through vegetable stall at 90 Ring Rd, New Norfolk, between 8am and 2pm tomorrow (Saturday) and will consider additional days depending on the demand. Organiser John Blegg said there would be no need for customers to leave their cars. On offer will be sweet potato, cauliflower, leeks, parsnips, silverbeet, brown onions, carrots, broccoli, bananas, cabbage, lemons, kennebec potatoes, Dutch cream potatoes, swedes and Kent pumpkin.

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  • To help stop the spread of coronavirus, stay 1.5 metres away from others where possible, wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, avoid touching your face and if sick, stay home. Read more.
  • Non-essential gatherings of more than 10 people are banned. Read more.
  • There are restrictions on visitors to residential aged care facilities to protect older Australians. Check with individual facilities for further information.
Advice about where to find official information about COVID-19 appears at the top of the New Norfolk News homepage, including general advice about helping to reduce the spread of the virus. The best information is sourced from: World Health OrganisationAustralian Government Department of Health; and the Tasmanian Government Department of Health.

Washing your hands for 20 seconds is one of the most effective forms of infection control. Do this after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; after close physical contact with anyone who is unwell; after using the toilet; before and after eating; before, during and after preparing food; and after feeding or touching a pet.

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