Sudbury city staff say fewer people went to the farmer's market in the first year at its new location.

A report going to council Tuesday night says about 13,000 shoppers went to the market in 2013, down by about 3,000 from the year before.

Staff report that's likely because the market opened later than usual this year, as finishing touches were put on the new set-up at the Elgin Street train station.

Staff also reported that some vendors saw an increase in business at the new market.

A full report on the 2014 market season, including plans for the inside of the historic train station building, is expected to come to council in the spring.