Autumn is the time of the 'big' harvest and arguably the best season to visit local farmers markets. The mild climate provides ideal growing conditions for a wealth of seasonal fruit and vegetables to enjoy straight from farmgate to plate!
Lyttelton Farmers Market
Saturday mornings in Lyttelton are buzzing as local growers and artisans gather together to sell their products. It's not hard to fill up a bag or two with homemade bread, freshly caught fish of the day, seasonal fruit and vegetables. Wander the market with a coffee in-hand and be sure to stock-up on the delicious range of organic apples available - a real autumn treat!
Every Saturday from 10am- 1pm
Christchurch Farmers Market
In the heart of the city discover the Christchurch famous Farmers Market at Riccarton House and Bush. Take your time to stroll around the stalls selling a large range of seasonal produce, cheeses, deli goods and baked treats. Once the shopping is finished, kick back with a freshly brewed coffee and devour a bowl of posh porridge in the tranquil riverside setting.
Every Saturday from 9am - 1pm
The settled autumn weather is the perfect excuse to get out and explore the largest market of its kind in New Zealand - The Riccarton Market. With over 300 vendors this is much more than a farmers market selling everything from second hand goods, arts & crafts, plants to seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables! Stay for lunch and relax to live music in the new outdoor seating area.
Every Sunday from 9am - 2pm
Akaroa Farmers Market
On beautiful Banks Peninsula, a 1.5 hours' drive away from Christchurch lies Akaroa, a former French settlement. The Akaroa Farmers Market brings a bit of Southern France to town: olives, baguettes, croissants, cheese, fish – just to name a few. Stock-up the picnic basket and enjoy a day exploring this stunning harbourside village.
Every Saturday from 9:30am - 1pm
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