Where & When
Riccarton House & Grounds, 16 Kahu Rd, Christchurch.
Every Saturday 9am - 1pm
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