When: Every Saturday, 6.30-10.30am
Where: Water Street car park Whangarei
Contact: 09-438 3638
The Whangarei Growers Market offers a huge range of produce to over 4,000 customers every Saturday morning. As a Grower’s Market, customers are guaranteed that the produce is grown and processed by local stallholders. Shoppers can buy everything from bananas to olives, macadamia nuts to cheeses, fresh milk and all the weekly staples. Delicacies like freshly smoked fish, sausages, salamis and a variety of preserves are also available.
But it’s not just the fresh fruit and veg that make the Whangarei Grower’s Market such a popular destination. There is always live music from a number of buskers, and shoppers can stop for coffee and freshly made crepes along the way. There’s also stallholders offering a range of plants, and they are happy to give out gardening tips as well.
For Whangarei chefs and residents, it’s a chance to get the very best produce direct from the growers. You can meet the farmer who’s grown or caught the produce, and find out new ways to cook and serve it. It’s also a regular meeting place for residents, who grab their weekly supplies and then meet friends for coffee.