If you are someone who loves the idea of trying local produce, including cheeses, wines, beer, fruit, veges, olive oils, yoghurt, baking, pestos, meats and nuts then you need to know about  www.farmersmarket.org.nz/. This website contains a list of what we believe is every farmers market around the country. A market is one where the food is produced and grown within a defined local area. They are usually held on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday morning.

Our top picks of markets include:

The Matakana Village Market (North of Auckland)

The Hastings Farmers’ Market (in Hawke’s Bay)

The Feilding Farmers’ Market (recently voted the top market in New Zealand)

The Nelson Farmers’ Market

The Central Otago Farmers’ Market (held in Cromwell)