Luxurious cuts of meat and fish are appearing on specials boards around town, as suppliers turn to Wagga after losing their Victorian and overseas markets.
Holbrook cattle farmer Leanne Wheaton said normally most of her sales came from Victoria, and that her largest customer base was shut off tantalising close to the border.
"About 70 to 80 per cent of our customers come from Albury," Ms Wheaton said.
"I could stand on one side of the river and throw my steaks across the other side, you're that close, but they're not allowed to come."
However Ms Wheaton said Wagga had been her salvation, roughly doubling its uptake of meat to make up for the loss.
"The Wagga farmers market has been going extraordinarily well. Since COVID started people are really stepping up and supporting their local farmers," Ms Wheaton said.
Narooma fishmonger Hayley Abbott used to sell to America and Japan, but had her supply chains cut due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ms Abbott had never supplied Wagga before, but found several pubs and a butcher who were more than willing to buy her fancy fish on the cheap.
"I can't thank Wagga enough. Everyone's been so welcoming and supportive," Ms Abbott said.
"We will definitely continue to do this even after everything settles down. We don't want to forget the people that help us, and Wagga's definitely helping us out."
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One of the pubs she now supplies is the Sporties Hotel, which has also started getting meat from suppliers that are turning to domestic markets.
Much of that meat was destined for Chinese markets, however a tough new round of tariffs have sent suppliers looking to unload their meat elsewhere.
Sporties chef Kane Bligh said it was some of the fanciest cuts of meat he had seen in many years.
"We're getting marbled wagyu rump at $19 a kilo. It's some of the best meat I've seen in a long time," Mr Bligh said.
"Now all the tariffs in China been put in place the suppliers have this backlog of meat, so it comes to us really cheap."
Wagga farmer Alan Brown said the beef producers were reporting strong sales, but that there was some lingering anxiety about the future.
"Everyone is concerned about the future given this virus, but meat markets are not as affected at the moment," Mr Brown said.
"The last market in Wagga was described as red hot."
He said lamb and wool prices had taken a big hit, but that domestic markets for beef and chicken were still remaining steady for the time being.