Brisk trade at Otago Farmers Market

Social-distancing rules may have compromised numbers at the Otago Farmers Market in Dunedin on Christmas Eve, but stall holders still reported a brisk trade.

Ettrick Gardens owner John Preedy said he could never fit enough produce in the truck for the Christmas market.

It was a very busy day and he was up at 3am working to get as many crops as possible ready.

The market began at 8am, but almost everything was sold out within half an hour.


The most popular pieces of produce were the berries, new potatoes and fresh carrots.

It was busy, but almost everyone was respectful and in the Christmas spirit, he said.

The workers would have a single day off at Christmas, but then it was back to work to keep the plants healthy.


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