ABOUT US An idyllic setting, a great location in the middle of town (Manchester Square), the hub of the shopping precinct. The Square has the distinctive town clock, and is surrounded by late Victorian and Edwardian buildings, heritage lampposts and seating, with patterned paved footpaths and huge gardens beds lend to the town’s nostalgic country charm.
The Friday Farmer’s Market adds to vibrancy of “New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Town, ”an award the town has won 14 times. The town really comes alive on a Friday with livestock sales coinciding with Market day. With free parking and no traffic lights the market is easy to get around and offers a unique shopping experience.
Join us every Friday from (9am to 1.30pm), rain, hail or shine, in the town centre (Manchester Square)! Regards Raewyn
It’s Our 11th Birthday
Every Friday in April we’re showcasing local talent
and giving away spot prizes to shoppers.
Joining us for lunch Friday 15 April
SPECIAL GUEST Dave Dobbyn & Band
CD’s & autographs available
Friday 22nd April
Bring the Kids "have a with ROSEBOWL BAKERY Cake Decorating Demos
Friday 29 April
FANCY DRESS Birthday Party
Spot Prizes for Shoppers
& Best Dressed
Plus Cooking Demos, free tastings
& Burnzee from the Breeze,
Live Band Pedros
"We're Tartan-ed Up the Market"...
Promoting the NZ Pipe Band Nationals 11 March.
Cooking demos and tastings of haggis; Cullen Skink; and Cranacan with Sean Kereama, head chef at WHARERATA Events Centre and MC Burnzee from the BREEZE radio station.
will be held on
THURSDAY 24TH MARCH
celebrating 11 years in April 2016
Congratulations to Adrian and Jill Walcroft, (Cartwheel Creamery), winning gold and two bronzes at the 11th NZ Champion Cheese Awards 2015. Their 3 cheeses were up against 430 entries along with producers like Mainland,Puhoi Valley, Mercer & Meye r.
Dips & spreads ...
Congratulations Osama Razek (Amadina). with the tastiest Spinach & Feta Dip/Spread...
Highly Commended in the 2015 NZ Food Awards “From the Kitchen Bench, Preserves Section with a total of 36 entries
A hat trick!!!
Stallholders, Management Team, Volunteers, and of course our Customers,
WE DID IT AGAIN!
Winners NZ Taste Awards
Farmers Market of the Year
2013, 2012 & 2011!!!
Sincere thanks to you all for your support!
'A Right Royal' Farmers Market
Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Charles & Camilla visited our authentic Farmers Market on the 15th November 2012, and showed genuine interest specifically in our honey, wines, bread and olive oil stalls. Our market chef 'Hester Guy' gave Camilla the secret recipe for her special sauce which topped the fresh asparagus and yam dish.
The Royals were presented with documentation about three varieties of Hostas grown by Wayne and Maureen from Mauways, which are to be shipped to Highgrove Gardens at Windsor Castle in January 2013.
Other VIP Visitors Include:
Pink Floyd's Drummer - Nick Mason
All Black Half Back - Aaron Smith
Prime Minister - John Key
The Melbourne Cup