Farmers' Markets

The colourful bustle of a Farmers’ Market is a great way to meet the locals and sample the diversity of New Zealand’s artisan food and fresh produce. With over 50 operating throughout the country, they’re a window on the NZ regional heartland and a must-do for locals and travellers alike.

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Farmers’ and growers’ markets are part of the quiet revolution that is rediscovering a traditional model of local food production and distribution that has waned over the past 50 years under the pressures of globalism and an industrialisation reliant on cheap fossil fuels.

Farmers’ markets are food-only markets (with some exceptions for plants and flowers) taking place on a weekly basis where those who have grown or made the food sell it directly to consumers. Produce, catches and artisan food wares are from a defined local area. More information can be found at Farmers’ Markets New Zealand (FMNZ).

Within our listings there numbers of farmers’ and growers’ markets that are not part of the FMNZ but still adhere to the same principles. See also the City Markets & Festivals category for other food markets.

These markets are growing and changing so check their websites for the latest information.

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The Riccarton Market – Christchurch, NZ

The Riccarton Market

The Riccarton Rotary Sunday Market is the biggest market of its kind in New Zealand – and is a great place to shop! Each week over 300 vendors are there selling a wide variety of goods, from fresh fruits and vegetables to second hand goods, furniture, clothing, art, plants and trees, …

Mt Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Christchurch

The Mt Pleasant Farmers market operates 9.30am to 12.30pm every Saturday and is situated at 3 McCormacks Bay Road. It is very much a local market with a great neighbourhood vibe and delicious food for sale. Contact Linda on 021 2398946 or email coordinator@mpcc.org.nz with any queries. We …

Downtown Farmers Market – Christchurch

downtown farmers market Christchurch logo

A new and dynamic weekend Farmers Market established in central Christchurch at The Commons incorporating The Food Collective, showcasing the wonderful regional produce on offer. With a strong focus on fresh produce (local where possible – fresh fruit and vegetables, butchery, fish, bread, …

Akaroa Farmers Market

Akaroa Farmers Market, NZ

The Akaroa Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9.30am-1.00pm in the Fletchers Hub park (next to the Akaroa 4 Square Super market) during the months of October until Easter. Every Saturday from Spring to Autumn.

Ooooby Waikato – local fruit & veg delivered to your door

Ooooby is like a farmers market on your doorstep. Get weekly deliveries of fresh, local & organic produce and help local farmers get their fair

Kaiapoi Farmers Market – opposite Kaiapoi New World

Come and gather locally grown & produced food in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Rain or shine. Traditionally made European breads and pastries, David’s fresh

Grey Lynn Farmers Market

Grey Lynn Farmers’ Market is a 100% community owned and operated market, selling incredibly fresh local produce and award-winning artisan foods in the heart of

Wairarapa Farmers’ Market

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Fresh from Wairarapa paddocks to Wairarapa plates – locally produced vegetables, herbs, cheese, wine, free range eggs, flowers, plants, artisan products, Arabica coffees, olive oil, cider, organic meat, bread, crafts and more.

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Whangarei Growers’ Market

stall at the Whangarei Growers' Market

When: Every Saturday, 6.30-10.30am Where: Water Street car park Whangarei Contact: 09 409 5812 www.facebook.com/WhangareiGrowersMarket

Wanaka Farmers & Gardeners Market

A Stall at the Wanaka Farmers Market

When: Every Thursday from 4.30pm Where: Wanaka’s Pembroke Park Contact: wanakafarmersmarket@gmail.com

Ohoka Farmers’ Market, Canterbury, New Zealand

Ohoka Farmers’ Market logo

The Market is set in the beautiful country Ohoka Domain; plenty of parking, children’s playground, picnic space, public toilets. Every market is on Friday and the market operates regardless of what the weather does. Every Friday 9.00am – 12.30pm, Ohoka Domain, Cnr Mill & Whites Rd, Ohoka

The Coast Farm Market

The Coast Farm Market runs at the Junction Cafe, Westland, NZ

When: Every Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm Where: The Junction Honey Cafe, SH 6, Kumara Junction, Greymouth Contact: Jane, 03 736 9333