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Canterbury Farmers' Markets & Artisan Producers

From Farm Gate to Plate

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

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.

With over 300 stalls Riccarton Market is Christchurch's largest market. Held every Sunday from 9am - 2pm there's always a bargain or tasty treat to be found.

In the heart of the city overlooking the Avon River, Riverside Market operates 7 days a week and provides a unique farmers' market experience. Indulge in locally sourced fare, numerous restaurants and all-round good vibes. 

Waimakariri & Hurunui

Soak up the casual country atmosphere at the Amberley Farmers' Market every Saturday, made up of passionate growers and producers from across the Hurunui. You’ll find delicious food and locally-produced products such as olive oil, sausages, bacon, cheese and honey right in the middle of town on State Highway 1.

Ohoka Domain comes alive every Friday morning as the Ohoka Farmers' Market supports up to 55 growers and food artisans, with a focus on local and seasonal eco-agriculture in the Waimakariri. A 25 minute drive from Christchurch will take you to Ohoka. 

Head to Oxford for a leisurely Sunday morning filled with a wide range of meats, fruit, vegetables, flowers, preserves and more from over 15 stalls. The Oxford Farmers' Market operates year round, come rain or shine.

Akaroa

The Akaroa Farmers Market brings a bit of Southern France to Banks Peninsula every Saturday from 9.30am. Stock-up the picnic basket with delights such as olives, baguettes, croissants, cheese and freshly-caught fish, and enjoy a day exploring the stunning seaside village of Akaroa – a former French settlement just 1.5 hours' drive from Christchurch. Please note: The Akaroa Farmers Market runs from October - April.

Lyttelton

Saturday mornings are a hive of activity in the historic port-side town of Lyttelton. Its 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.

 

Mid & South Canterbury

Further south, bring a hearty appetite to Ashburton's Saturday morning Farmers' Markets, or the rural township of Geraldine – both hosting summertime weekend markets. 

The weekly Waimate Market includes fresh farm produce along with arts and crafts. It's held each Saturday from 9.30am at the Waimate Community Centre.