Things to do in Dunedin on a Saturday

Happy Saturday all!

I’m at the Uni, supposedly going over my extensive chapter 4 comments and then going to the gym (finally, after a long and much deserved 4 day break after our epic tramp which I have yet to give you full details).  It’s an amazing rare beautiful sunny warm day here in Dunedin – one of a mere handful of beautiful Saturdays nearly all year!  And I’m stuck inside.  So instead of being productive, I’m writing a quick post.

About what to do.  In Dunedin.  On a Saturday.

Well, really there is only one thing to do on a Saturday in Dunedin (actually that’s a lie.  I used to have several Saturday morning routines, one included synchro practice, then after synchro stopped it included yoga class.  These days it’s always lunch at the Asian with D’s department).  But the primo thing to do in Dunedin on a Saturday is:  The Farmer’s Market.

Yes, it’s the be all and end all of Saturday morning.  Located adjacent and slightly in the railway station, everyone who is anyone is at the farmer’s market.  D and I hit it today in hopes of locating some reasonably priced fruit, preferably stone fruit since it’s in season.  Alas, things were just as expensive as the supermarket, but we bought some anyways and consoled ourselves with “we’re buying local and in season” and “more direct profit to the growers”.

The great thing about the market is the abundance of fresh fruit and veggies, organic meats and cheeses, etc.  However, this time of year is holiday (hence the Asian is closed until Jan 18) and some notable market stands were absent (French Crepes).  I took only a few quick snaps because I did feel a bit foolish and touristy.  But here you go:

Farmer's market

Farmer’s market

Central otago stone fruit!  YUM!

Central otago stone fruit! YUM!

The stand that won most of our business (apart from Cherries which we purchased elsewhere)

The stand that won most of our business (apart from Cherries which we purchased elsewhere)

Things to know if you want to attend the Saturday morning market in Dunedin. Most stalls are cash only. A few accept eftpos but just bring cash, it’s easier. Going earlier is better – it’s open 8-12, but a few places are packing up around 11:30. And, of course, get the crepes! They are amazing.

Happy Saturday, all!

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