Christchurch Farmers' Market

Riccarton House

16 Kahu Road


Christchurch 8014

New Zealand

Tel 03 348 6190


COVID-19: Christchurch Farmers' Market closure.

Update 25th March 2020.

The Christchurch Farmers' Market is currently CLOSED and will re-open when advised safe to do.


Whilst the market does provide essential goods we want to support the

speedy recovery for Canterbury and all of NZ.

We don't want to put our loyal and dedicated stallholders, staff and

customers at potential risk, the cost is simply too much.

We thank you for all your messages of support over the past few weeks

and we hope to see you soon, stay safe & healthy.



Where & When:

Riccarton House & Grounds, 16 Kahu Rd, Christchurch.

Every Saturday 9am - 1pm - CLOSED UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE


Established in 2003 The Christchurch Farmers' Market is one of New Zealand's premier Farmers' Market.

Created from a desire to easily serve local, seasonal ingredients and produce to the people of Christchurch. 

The market has grown from 10 stalls to now over 80 stalls each Saturday with everything from fresh produce, vegetables & fruit, meats & cheeses, drinks, organic coffee, baking & ready to eat goods, live music plus so much more.  


Set in the stunning grounds of Riccarton House and Bush, the Farmers' Market runs every Saturday from 9am until 1pm all year round, the market is a must-do every week. As mentioned in Lonely Planet  - "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. 

Ask questions, explore their knowledge, support local growers and producers, get recipe ideas, eat fresh & seasonal and find out what each stall holder has to offer.



Venue / Restaurant 

The market is set on the doorstep site of the stunning Heritage One listed Riccarton House, former home to the founding family of Canterbury, the Deans Family. With expansive grounds, the Avon river and a protected native bush it is a wonderful place to visit, support local producers and catch up with friends and family. Although not open on a Saturday due to the market on other days Riccarton House is open as a cafe. It is also available as a stunning venue for Private Events and Weddings. The caterers are one of the founders of the market itself so if you are looking for wholesome seasonal, fresh food set in a one of a kind venue get in contact with them.

Local at Riccarton House Restaurant & Venue

For any venue enquiries only, contact Hannah on (03) 348 6190 or email here.

Map of the market

The map of the stall holders is updated each Friday and posted on our Facebook page and also a hard copy is available at our Market Info Stall Stall The Market Info Stall is situated at the coffee lawn around the side of the house by the planter boxes. CFM Market bags and postcards of the market are also available here.

Getting to the market

We do always recommend walking or biking to the market as parking can get a little congested at peak times. If you do drive parking is available on the surrounding streets and also in Boys High School. We are also on the bus route and have bus number 130 stopping right outside the gate. See more information on the bus routes here