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Farm produce for the market

Farm produce for the market

A load of 40 tons of chaff is pulled into Christchurch from Tai Tapu by traction engine in 1902, for sale in the wholesale markets. The planners of colonial settlements envisaged that farmers would sell their produce to the public in markets like those in English towns. But most farmers sold wholesale to national and international markets, and householders usually bought produce from small shops.

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Perrin Rowland, 'Markets - Early public markets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Perrin Rowland, published 11 Mar 2010