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INSIDE: Everything you need to know about finding the best Farmers Markets NZ has to offer.

Looking for all the best FARMERS MARKETS in New Zealand to add to your itinerary?

Or perhaps you are a serious foodie who loves to explore all the different home produce and hand crafted foods of New Zealand, and are looking for inspiration of where to go next?

You’ll love this guide to Farmers Markets in NZ.

It’s a ROUND UP of the best Farmers markets New Zealand has to offer on both the North and South Islands. 

Read all the details below. 

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Check out these farmers markets on the North Island. 

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No.1: Auckland Farmers Markets 

There are SO many awesome farmers markets in Auckland, that we wrote a whole separate story on them.

We list the best Saturday markets Auckland has.

Plus the best Sunday markets Auckland offers to those who love to eat locally sourced food from local NZ farms, including these three:

  • Matakana Farmers market
  • Clevedon Farmers Market
  • Parnell Farmers’ Market

Read the guide to the best farmers markets Auckland has to offer here

Auckland with Kids

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No.2: Hastings Hawkes Bay Farmers Market

The Hawke’s Bay farmers market is at the Hastings showground, a flat treed space on the road out of Hastings.

This market has a lovely community feel.

You can find:

  • Hohepa Hawke’s Bay – organic products including cheeses, dairy products, fresh produce and meat
  • Orcona chillis and peppers
  • Te Mata figs
  • Te Mata mushroom co
  • Harald’s Bread world
  • Aquiferra Olive oils
  • Chocolatier Mirams for modern patisserie pastries and cakes, and artisan chocolate
  • Wright sprouts
  • Coastal squeeze juices
  • Danny’s delicious hand made fresh pasta and sauces
  • Telegraph Hill olivery – taste their apricot and olive tagine!
  • Heather’s Feijoas puree and bottled goods
  • fine smoked goods from the Smokehut
  • Woodburn venison
  • Gernot’s Gold delicate jams and jellies
  • Fresh speciality breads and pastries
  • Bay Blueberries
  • Aurum Coffee roasters
  • La Petite chocolate
  • Muesli
  • The Bacon Sandwich Co make delicious bacon sandwiches
  • Hawke’s Bay Wines

At Hastings Farmers market, you can also buy beautiful, handcrafted, 100% natural wool garments and homeware from Home Spun, and beeswax reusable food wraps from LilyBee wraps too. 

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Hastings Farmers Markets

Address:  Hawkes Bay showgrounds, Kenilworth Rd, Waipatu, Hastings
Market opening hours: Every Sunday, 8.30am to 12.30pm
Website: Click here

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No.3: Napier Farmer’s Market

Napier Farmers Market is where the locals shop for their weekly produce, fresh flowers, herbs, and more.

Enjoy a breakfast of freshly roasted coffee, sweet treats and savoury delicacies.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Napier Farmers Markets

Address:  Clive Square, Napier
Market opening hours: Every Saturday, 9am to 1pm
Website: Click here

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No.4: Farmers Markets Tauranga

Tauranga market in the Bay of Plenty has been established for almost 15 years.

Tauranga farmers market lets food growers and producers sell directly to the customer.

The Kitchens at Tauranga farmers markets are phenomenal too.

Don’t eat before you come. Keep that belly empty.

You’ll thank me.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Tauranga Farmers Market

Address: Tauranga Primary School, 31 Fifth Ave, Tauranga, 3110, New Zealand
Market opening hours:  Saturdays, 7.45am to 12pm
Website:  Click here 

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No.5: Wellington Farmers Market

Hill Street Farmers Market in Wellington (also called the Thorndon Farmers Market) is a collection of local products & producers, selling unique produce, organic food, gluten free and GM foods, spray free fruit and veg, as well as natural products. 

Find locally sourced artisan products including a carefully chosen range of Wellington goodies including:

  • peanut butter
  • lovingly made pastries
  • honey
  • sourdough bread
  • soft cheese
  • olive oils
  • hazelnuts
  • dumplings
  • speciality teas
  • juice, and more.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Thorndon Farmers Markets

Address: Corner Hill Street and Molesworth Street, Thorndon Wellington 6011 (Hill St carpark of Cathedral of St Paul, Thorndon, Wellington.)
Market opening hours: Every Saturday Morning, rain, hail or shine, from 8.30am to 12.30p
Website: Click here

MORE Wellington Farmers Markets to visit

  • Hill St Farmers Market
  • Wellington Underground market
  • Victoria Street Sunday market
  • Harbourside Market

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No.1: Blenheim Farmers Markets (Marlborough Farmers Market)

This is a delightful community minded, family-friendly market offering the freshest produce and locally sourced foods and other products.

Fresh produce on offer at Blenheim market includes:

  • seasonal vegetables and fruit
  • bakery treats,
  • free range eggs
  • fresh and cured meats
  • honey, jams, jellies, preserves,
  • cheeses and other dairy products
  • nuts, fresh herbs, oils,
  • local seafood,
  • plants and fresh cut flowers.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Blenheim Farmers Market

Address: A&P Showgrounds, 24 Maxwell Rd, Blenheim
Market opening hours: Every Sunday rain or shine 9am-12pm
Website: Click here 

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No.2: Christchurch Farmers Market

There’s over 80 stalls at the Christchurch Farmers’ Market, New Zealand’s premier Farmers’ Market, established in 2003.

This Christchurch community market serves local, seasonal ingredients and produce to the people of Christchurch.

The Christchurch market is set on the doorstep site of the  stunning Heritage One listed Riccarton House, the former home to the founding family of Canterbury, the Deans Family.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Farmers Market Christchurch

Address: 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton, Christchurch.
Market opening hours: Open every Saturday 9am – 1pm
Website: Click here
Parking: Parking is available on the surrounding streets and also in Boys High School. Bus number 130 stops right outside the gate.

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No.3: “Remarkables” Queenstown Farmers Market

Small weekly farmer’s market offering local produce, takeaway foods, crafts & live music.

Operating during the warmer months only. (A 26 week season)

You’ll find all the usuals there:

  • cheese
  • chutneys & jams
  • honeys
  • elderflower cordial
  • breads + pastries

Plus handcrafts, art, collectibles, and greenstone jewellery.

Pick up all your Kiwiana Souvenirs from The Barn shop at Queenstown market while you are there.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Queenstown Farmers Markets

Address: Corner of Red Oaks and Hawthorne Dr, Remarkables Park, Frankton, Queenstown
Market opening hours:  Every Saturday, 9am to 2pm.
Website: Click here

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If you like markets, you might also like our Guide to the Best Craft Markets in New Zealand.

If you are looking to buy authentic handmade souvenirs in New Zealand, go shopping in New Zealand at art & craft markets and support local kiwi’s living their dreams.

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Our guide to the BEST Souvenirs in New Zealand is a whopping collection of unique and authentic Kiwi gifts and souvenirs.

Plus ideas for:

  • Maori cultural gifts
  • where to buy greenstone jewellery, and
  • a fabulous list of suggestions for Kiwiana gifts too, including BUZZY BEE!

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