Top Foodie Picks Farmer's Markets

For an authentic Canterbury culinary experience, visit an artisan producer, or get yourself to one of the region's flourishing farmers' markets.

By going direct to source, you'll access some of the area's freshest produce, finest foods and homemade treats. You'll also get the lowdown from the passionate people behind these gastronomic joys.

Christchurch Farmers' Market

When? Every Saturday  9:00am - 1:00pm (all year)

Where? 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton

Enjoy a buzzing atmosphere in a charming setting at Christchurch Farmers' Market. Held at historic Riccarton House every Saturday morning. Meats, cheeses, fruit and vegetables sit alongside superb coffee and goodies to enjoy while you're strolling around.

Opawa/St Martins Farmers' Market

When? Every Sunday 9:00am - 12:00 pm (all year)

Where? 272 Fifield Terrace, St Martins

Not only will you find great produce at this market but you’ll find a great selection of bread and baked goodies, cheeses, honey and eggs. And of course there’s always the option to grab some ready to eat food or a coffee whilst you’re shopping.

Photo credit: Opawa/St Martins Farmers' Market [Facebook]

Mt Pleasant Farmers' Market

When? Every Saturday 9:00am - 12:00 pm (October - April only)

Where? McCormacks Bay Road, Mt Pleasant

You’ll find a tempting array of home made cakes, preserves, organic fruit and veg and locally grown plants for sale at this market. From fresh flowers to fresh salmon- this market is a must for the senses.  

Photo credit: Mt Pleasant Farmers Market [Facebook]

Lincoln Farmers' & Craft Market

When? Every Saturday 10:00am - 1:00 pm (all year)

Where? Gerald Street, Lincoln

If you are venturing out of the city for the weekend - a great stop on route is the Lincoln Market. There’s a wide range of locally grown and made produce, including nuts, fruit and veg, olive oil, herbs, handcrafted woodwork, local art and more.

Photo credit: : Lincoln Farmers & Craft Market [Facebook]

Akaroa Farmers Market

When? Every Saturday 9:30am - 1:00 pm (October - April only)

Where? Madeira Car Park, Akaroa

Akaroa's beautiful landscape is also a unique micro-climate for growing sublime produce. Come and taste the difference for yourself, with a trip to the weekly market, held in spring through autumn. You're bound to get hungry perusing the olives and olive oil, nuts, breads, pastries, cheeses and preserves.

Photo credit: Akaroa Farmers Market

Lyttelton Farmers Market

When? Every Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm (all year)

Where? London Street, Lyttelton

Lytteltons thriving Farmers' Market attracts a host of locals and visitors every weekend, with a colourful array of local produce and handmade eatables. Local musicians often provide entertainment, and there are lots of tempting treats to enjoy with a good coffee as you soak up the atmosphere.

Lyttelton Market