Farmers’ Markets have been a growing phenomenon over recent years, promoting the ‘gate to plate’ philosophy.
Northland can claim to have two of the best farmers’ markets in the country - and certainly the first. Great place for an early breakfast & coffee!
These popular Farmers’ Markets sell largely fresh regional grown vegetables, speciality produce and locally made gourmet foods. Along with herbs, flowers, plant seedlings, meat, eggs, bread, cheese, gourmet produce, preserves, pickles, jams, honey, baked goods.
Other community based markets abound selling everything from fresh fruit and seasonal veggies and plants to quality crafts and pre-loved treasures. Pop along, meet the locals, listen to some music, savour a freshly brewed coffee and soak up the ambience.
Paihia Farmers Market,
Village Green, Paihia
Every Thursday afternoon from 2pm till dusk. Buy fresh food, grown or produced within a defined local region, direct from the grower or producer.
Bay of islands Farmers Market,
Hobson Street Car Park, Kerikeri
Every Sunday morning from 8.30am - 12 noon. From weekly staples, to exotic treats and temptations, there’s something for everyone. Soak up the sights and smells and enjoy the live music.
New Zealand’s first-ever farmers’ market!
Whangarei Growers Market
Water Street, Whangarei
Every Saturday morning between 6.30am - 10.30am. Fresh, high quality local produce, much of it organic, all locally grown and sold personally by the growers. Fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers plus honey, eggs, organic beef and oyster producers.
Paparoa Farmer’s Market,
Village Green, Paparoa Village
Every second Saturday morning. Casual vendors also sell fruit and vegetables in season, goat’s cheese, honey, flowers, organic garlic and garlic products.
Riverside Produce Market, Ad Focus Carpark, Dargaville
Every Thursday from 2.30pm - 5.30pm. A range of local produce and craft from kumara to chopping boards.
Mangawhai Market , Library Hall, Mangawhai Village
Every Saturday 9am – 1pm. A village market selling food and produce, plants, arts & crafts and books.
Mangawhai Beach & Country Market, Mangawhai Domain, Mangawhai
From mid October to April (Easter) only. Sunday’s 9am – 1pm. Quality goods, produce, souvenirs, arts & crafts, music, food,
Moerewa Market, Simpson Park Hall, Leaity Street, Moerewa
Third Saturday of every month from 8-12 Noon
Market focuses on this type of produce: Hot Hangi, Fruit & veg, flora & fauna, bric a brac.
Open every Sat 7am-12pm in the Warehouse Car park.
Waipu Saturday Market, Coronation Hall, Waipu
First Saturday of the Month from 9-1pm. quality goods and produce as well as pre-loved treasures and bargains.
Night Markets, Old Library Building Arts Centre, Whangarei
Last Thursday of every month from 5.30pm in the 1930s historical Whangarei Old Library building. With over 40 stalls of arts, crafts, bric a brac, collectables, antiques, 2nd hand goods and live music.
Artisan’s Market on the Bridge, Town Basin, Whangarei
Every Saturday from 1st week October – end April. 10am – 3pm. Product range varies from season to season and may include, paintings, prints, hats, leadlight, sculpture, folk-art, giftware, jewellery, flax weaving, knitwear, candles, beauty products and soaps, garden art, photography, garden furniture, visiting national and international artisans, interesting collectables (quality bric-à-brac), plants, wine, fresh coffee, gourmet foods - and much more!
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Kawakawa Market, St John’s Car Park, Gillies Street, Kawakawa
First Sunday of every month from 7-11am. Arts & craft, fruit & veg, bric a brac.
Mangonui Village Market, Mangonui Memorial Hall, Doubtless Bay
Every Saturday morning 8am – 12 noon.