The bustling, happy chaos of a farmers' market is your chance to discover seasonal artisan delicacies and meet the locals.
The Matakana Farmers’ Market, held every Saturday morning, is the place to try local delights including organic spiced hot chocolate and Puhoi cheese. The picturesque market has a relaxed atmosphere, with Aucklanders coming along for the all-important morning coffee and a stroll among the stalls.
Serving customers since 1920, Harbourside Market(opens in new window) is a popular tradition on the Wellington waterfront. With fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan produce and fresh goods, it's a great place to grab a bite to eat or stock up on the freshest food around.
This French-style market happens every Saturday and Sunday morning, as well as Wednesday evenings. Inspired by French markets, you'll find crepes, cheese, fresh fish and vegetables. With a cafe, bistro and shop all in the one place, your senses will be tingling. Bon appetit!
Bringing together growers from all over Northland, the Bay of Islands Farmers Markets(opens in new window) are held in both Paihia and Kerikeri. Taste a variety of produce grown in the subtropical, temperate climate while being entertained by talented musicians.
With a wealth of fresh produce and creative people, Nelson isn't short of markets. Head along on a Wednesday to the vibrant Farmers' Market(opens in new window) to stock up on seasonal and fresh produce. On Saturday, admire the arts, crafts and produce at the Nelson Market(opens in new window) or pick up some recycled treasures and collectables at Monty's Sunday Market.
One of the oldest farmers markets in New Zealand, The Hawke's Bay Farmers’ Market(opens in new window) showcases the region’s finest produce straight from the source. Wander around the market, listen to live music and relax at this Sunday market.
Situated next to the Dunedin Railway Station, the Otago Farmers' Market(opens in new window) boasts up to 75 vendors, every Saturday morning. Priding itself as an authentic farmers' market, vendors travel from all over Otago to sell their fresh produce in this food-only market.
The Christchurch Farmers' Market(opens in new window) at Riccarton House is one of the best food markets in Christchurch. Created in 2003 with a desire to showcase local food, the market has grown from 10 stalls to more than 80 stalls every Saturday.
Enjoy a bustling atmosphere and fresh produce at the Marlborough Farmers Market(opens in new window), every Sunday between 9am-12pm at the A&P Showgrounds in Blenheim. Try local cheeses, eggs, meat and homemade chutneys. This was one of the first markets established in New Zealand.