Market produce in demand

Dishing out fresh berries is Joey Ng of Butlers Berry Farm, at the South Dunedin Otago Farmers...
Dishing out fresh berries is Joey Ng of Butlers Berry Farm, at the South Dunedin Otago Farmers Market yesterday. Photo by Linda Robertson.
They may have no idea what they will be eating on Christmas Day, but stall-holders at the South Dunedin Otago Farmers Market helped the public pick their fare yesterday.

Fresh lilies, strawberries, and new potatoes were in hot demand alongside the usual eggs, fresh fish and plants, as people got in early for their Christmas food shopping.

Waitaki Bacon owner Gus Morton said he would have "anything but ham", but as he would not be cooking and had "no plan", he was just looking forward to putting his feet up come Sunday.

It was the same for Limousin Healthy Beef owners Bob and Grace Neill, who would be dining out in Oamaru for their main meal.

"I've been cutting up meat like crazy for the past two or three weeks, so I'm pretty sick of it," he said.

However, Brydone Growers farm manager Nigel Clark said new potatoes would "definitely" be on his table, and he was hoping for a bit of ham, but he had "not even thought about it".

• This Saturday's farmers market runs from 8am to 12.30pm at the Dunedin Railway Station.


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