Created from a desire to easily serve local, seasonal ingredients and produce to the people of Christchurch, the market has grown from 10 to over 80 stalls each Saturday. Some of the original stall holders from the beginning are still with us today.
Set in the stunning grounds of Riccarton House and Bush, the farmers' market runs every Saturday from 9am until 1pm all year round. With the best of Canterbury's produce on offer, Hummingbird coffee and live music, the market is a must-do every week. As mentioned in Lonely Planet, in the 'things to do in Christchurch' list.
The market is widely acclaimed for both the quality and diversity of its fresh farm products, and artisan and prepared foods. It is renowned throughout the country as one of the top farmers markets to visit. We aim to make sure that the actual stallholders are the producers themselves – people who grow, rear or bake the food that they sell.
Ask questions, explore their knowledge, get recipe ideas and find out what each stall holder has to offer.