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 with any queries. We …

Downtown Farmers Market – Christchurch

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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

Visit the Akaroa Farmers Market each Saturday from 9.30 am-1.00 pm (October to April), for fresh local produce.

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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

Ohoka Farmers’ Market, Canterbury, New Zealand

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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

Ashburton Farmers’ Market

When: Every Saturday 9:00am till 12:00pm Where: North end of the West St. Car Park, Ashburton Contact: Judith Crozier, Market Secretary: 03 308 9500,

Methven Farmers’ Market

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When: Every second Sunday from 9.30am to 12pm (summer hours) Where:The Square, Main Street, Methven, New Zealand. Contact: Liz McMillan, Market Manager, 03 302 8081 , 027 733 2378 Methven Farmers’ Market on

Waipara Valley Farmers’ Market

A bread stall at Waipara Valley Farmers' Market

When: Saturday mornings from 9am to 12pm Rain or Shine, Year Round Where: In front of the Hurunui Council Chambers, 66 Carters Road, Amberley, New Zealand. Contact: Jane Thompson, on 03 319 8688 or email Waipara Valley Farmers’ Market on

Lyttelton Farmers’ Market

Lyttelton Farmers Market logo with 4 coloured squares

Stallholders with fresh fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, bread, meat, fish, cheese, juices, herbs and plants sell at the market every week. The market has been running since the beginning of September 2005 and is as a not-for-profit enterprise by Project Lyttelton Inc. and local volu …

South Christchurch Farmers’ Market


The South Christchurch Farmers’ Market (formerly Opawa Farmers’ Market) is Christchurch’s best market for fresh produce particularly organic.

Oxford Farmers’ Market

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When: Sunday mornings from 9am to 12pm Where: Main Street Oxford, Oxford, North Canterbury, New Zealand. Contact: Toni Bellamy, Market Manager 03 3179056, 021 887259 Oxford Farmers’ Market on Facebook

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