Sitting in front of crates that had been full of
strawberries and cherries, Otago Farmers Market vendor John
Gilchrist, of Roxburgh's Willowbrook Orchard, reads a
Christmas card given to him by one of his regular
customers. Photo by Jane Dawber.
You needed to get in quick if you were after strawberries
at the last Otago Farmers Market before Christmas on Saturday,
with some vendors selling out of the Christmas staple before
Cherries also proved popular, but were still available long
after strawberries sold out.
Vendor John Gilchrist, of Roxburgh's Willowbrook Orchard,
said it was the usual ''full on'' Christmas market.
''We ran out of strawberries and cherries very early,'' Mr
Gilchrist said after the market.
It was a case of first in, first served, with marketgoers
arriving as early as 6am to get the best pick of the produce,
Dave Cook, from the Fruit Garden Orchard, of Roxburgh, said
he sold about 750kg of cherries, making it his busiest
farmers market of the year.
The market was at its most hectic before 8am, Mr Cook said.