Story: Food shops

Chinese greengrocer

Chinese greengrocer

A Chinese greengrocer and his family stand in their shop, probably early 20th-century. Among the fruit and vegetables on sale are asparagus, apples, cucumbers and pineapples. Many Chinese worked as greengrocers or market gardeners.

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Carl Walrond, 'Food shops - Greengrocers, fruiterers and delicatessens', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Sep 2016