It's only been two short weeks since the COVID-19 outbreak forced many businesses and services to adapt to new restrictions and regulations in an effort to combat the spread of the virus, but the Central West's growers and producers are already feeling the strain.
Aussie Helper's local depot co-ordinator, Katie O'Brien, says there's been a big change in how farmers are approaching the service.
"There's definitely a change, absolutely, one hundred percent' O'Brien said.
"People are much more cautious, even our depot is a zero-contact area at the moment, I'm doing foodr drops to people's gates at their properties or arranging specified times to bring small groups of people in to pick stuff up."
Creating further problems is the difficulty of shipping large amounts of product at the moment, with COVID-19 hitting supply chains around the country.
"Freight is a big issue for us at the moment, it's a logistics nightmare working out what qualifies as essential and what's not," O'Brien said.
"It's definitely affecting the farming community ona big scale, learning what they can and can't do."
While the news isn't good for an industry and community already struggling with the ongoing drought, O'Brien says there are some silver linings.
"The upside for us is that there's a lot of online auctions happening already, so there's a good online platform already for producers looking to sell, but there is a real learning curve," O'Brien says.
"It's really the issue of freight and how we're getting the product to the person after selling it, people are very wary of their personal space at the moment, especially in smaller places where they might not have a doctor on hand."
"It's hitting us, but we're tough and nothing's changed with the drought; some are getting rain, some aren't, so it's systems normal for us, it's all just about using the tools we have on hand to keep things working."
"We have all this amazing produce here at our backdoor and maybe it'll open people's eyes up a bit to that not being able to import."
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