Farmers' markets in New Zealand

The bustling, happy chaos of a farmers' market is your chance to discover seasonal artisan delicacies and meet the locals.

Matakana Farmers Market, Auckland

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.

Harbourside Market, Wellington

Serving customers since 1920, Harbourside Market 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.

La Cigale, Auckland

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! 

Bay of Islands Farmers' Market

Bringing together growers from all over Northland, the Bay of Islands Farmers Markets are held in both Paihia and Kerikeri. Taste a variety of produce grown in the subtropical, temperate climate while being entertained by talented musicians.

Lyttelton Farmers' Market

Enjoy scrumptious homemade goodies at Lyttelton Farmers' Market, open every Saturday 10am - 1pm. With local food and local music, the virbrant atmosphere is the best place to get a real taste of Canterbury.

Nelson Farmers' Market

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 to stock up on seasonal and fresh produce. On Saturday, admire the arts, crafts and produce at the Nelson Market or pick up some recycled treasures and collectables at Monty's Sunday Market.

Hawke's Bay Farmers Market

One of the oldest farmers markets in New Zealand, The Hawke's Bay Farmers’ Market showcases the region’s finest produce straight from the source. Wander around the market, listen to live music and relax at this Sunday market.

Otago Farmers' Market

Situated next to the Dunedin Railway Station, the Otago Farmers' Market 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.

Christchurch Farmers' Market

The Christchurch Farmers' Market at Riccarton House is one of the best food markets in Christchurch. Created in 2003 with a desire to shwocase local food,  the market has grown from 10 stalls to more than 80 stalls every Saturday.  

Want to find more markets?

For a complete list of New Zealand farmers' markets, visit the FMNZ website www.farmersmarkets.org.nz.

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