STALLHOLDERS were run off their feet as the inaugural Flats Farmers Market exceeded all expectations with more than 10,000 people attending.

From fresh fruit to organic jams to succulent meats there was something for everyone on Saturday.

Market co-ordinator Jess Marsellos said she was amazed with the overwhelming response.

"We were expecting about 3000 to 5000 people and I swear we had about 10,000 to 15,000 come through the gates," she said.

Mrs Marsellos said many of the stallholders sold out of their wares by 10am and needed to call for replenishments.

"Rosengal Beans sold 1000 bags of fresh beans and Bronnie from Bronnie's Gourmet Food sold 21 dozen bottles of Worcestershire Sauce," she said.

"There was a lot of uncertainty about how the community would respond to it but now growers are asking when the next one is going to happen."

Visitors from Hervey Bay and New South Wales flocked to the market.

"That is beneficial economically and from a tourism perspective," Mrs Marsellos said.

Childers-based Ohana Winery co-owner Zoe Young said she had a fantastic day and was blown away with the turnout.



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