Doing as the Anzacs did at the Riverina Producers Market

ANZAC SPIRIT: Nicholas Anderson, 11, and Matt Anderson, 13, check out the Anzac food on offer at the Riverina Producers Market on Thursday. Picture: Les Smith

ANZAC SPIRIT: Nicholas Anderson, 11, and Matt Anderson, 13, check out the Anzac food on offer at the Riverina Producers Market on Thursday. Picture: Les Smith

Hundreds of shoppers were given a taste of Gallipoli at the Riverina Producers Market on Thursday.

A dedicated stall set up by market organisers offered an authentic range of food which mimicked what the Anzacs ate in the trenches, such as corned beef, jam and Anzac biscuits.

Marketing manager Gordon Shaw said the concept had been well-received, even if the food consumed by the Anzacs was notoriously hard to eat.

“We even had some hard-packed biscuits for those people who were brave enough to sample them,” Mr Shaw said.

Chairman Neil Druce said the project was a natural extension of the market’s community focus. 

“Part of our aim in establishing the market has been to support our local region,” he said.

“On Anzac Day, we are thinking of the sacrifice made by members of our armed forces, and the need to support them and their loved ones”.

The venture raised funds for Wagga RSL and Legacy, a voluntary organisation which cares for the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans.

The market’s organisers have pledged to match the amount raised.

Final takings are yet to be counted.

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