LOCAL produce, treats and crafts will be on show at the Bathurst Wholefood Co-op's Harvest Festival on Saturday.
The co-op is pleased the event will go ahead, as it was cancelled in March due to the threat of substantial rain.
The festival will be held in Macquarie Plaza and feature stallholders with a variety of goods and skills to share.
Patrons will find sourdough bread, baked goods, fresh produce, honey, knitwear and other craft items.
Live music will also add to the atmosphere and the new Mo Chroi Play Cafe will be open for business.
The business opened in March and is a modern play cafe, designed to keep children entertained in a safe and fun environment where both parents and children can enjoy a selection of coffee and food.
The Harvest Festival is an ideal place to bring children to, as one of the stallholders, Fiona Howle, will be hosting an upcycling workshop to help people create entries for the Waste2Art competition.
Children and adults can find out more about incorporating aluminium and steel cans into artwork, which is the theme for this year's competition.
"They can kickstart their ideas for their entry into Waste2Art, they can make something to enter for the competition," Ms Howle said.
She will be providing all the materials on the day.
Entry forms can be found on the Bathurst Regional Council website.
Manager of the co-op, Cathie Hale, will also host a stall at the Harvest Festival, where she will be selling fresh produce from her new market garden in South Bathurst, 3 Veg Farm.
While she looks forward to providing healthy food, she knows people will also be excited by some of the other sweet and savoury offerings.
"There will be the ever-popular Russian lady, Barbara, who makes beautiful dumplings, bagels and baked items; she has a big following," Ms Hale said.
The market will also be an opportunity for people to join the co-op.
"Anyone who has thought about being a member or their membership has lapsed, we will be offering half-price memberships if you want to support your local co-op," Ms Hale said.
Annual memberships normally cost $50, but will be priced at $25.
The Harvest Festival will run from 9am to midday on Saturday.
The co-op intends to host markets seasonally.
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