Christchurch Farmers' Market

Riccarton House

16 Kahu Road

Riccarton

Christchurch 8014

New Zealand

Tel 03 348 6190

Avoidable food waste costs the average NZ household $563 a year, with Kiwi's spending an estimated $872 million a year on food that then gets thrown away uneaten. 

The sale & purchase of 'ugly' fruit & vegetables not only reduces food waste by taking produce from growers which would have otherwise ended up in landfill, but also makes healthy food more affordable.  It is estimated that 30% of fresh produce comes under this category and any blemish significantly alters our perceptions and price.

Many of our fruit & vegetable stallholders send their misshapen produce to Green Roots to juice or Little Bone Broth Company to use in their broth.

Our $100 hamper giveaway this month will include these ugly pieces as well as Green Roots juice & bone broth from LBBC. 

With 100 stalls this is the perfect place to buy those last minute gifts as well as everything you might need for the Christmas day table. We will have plenty to keep the kids entertained as well as live music and Santa may even make an appearance. It's a great morning for the whole family and a fantastic way to destress after such a busy build up to Christmas...

Spring is such an exciting time with warmer days, longer evenings, daffodils, lambs and wonderful produce sprouting out of the ground. We feel the need to celebrate this wonderful season with an abundance of seasonal vegetables, petting animals for the kids, craft table, colouring competition , guess the daffodils, more live music and generally relaxing outside again...

Book mark, set an alarm, leave a post it note - do what ever you need to do as this is a market and Saturday morning that you don't want to sleep in for. We are pulling out all the stops and making it a great launch into Spring/Summer.

Petting zoo and craft for the kids and for the adults we have the launch for ourMarket to table cooking demonstrations. Head to this page for more details

The Mid Winter Xmas market was a fun day. There was 'snow', face painting, kids craft, Xmas jumpers.

Thanks to everyone who came down. We are looking forward to our Spring Market this September.

CFM Team

Welcome to our Wednesday "Stall Profile of the week" with David & Jo Gilmore - Flaxbourne Olive Oil, Austen Lloyd P/ship.

In this series you'll get to know our fabulous stallholders from a more personal side - this is their story told by the stallholders themselves.

Our product range?
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Hazelnut and Basil Pesto

Our story and who we are?
We grow, pick, press and bottle the olives on the estate in Ward, Marlborough. This 100% extra Virgin olive oil is a natural product with no additives. It is produced with a first cold press – the only press. Kept in a chilled room at 12 degrees centigrade, the oil is stored in large stainless steel cans for 6 weeks before it is bottled.We grow several varieties of olives Leccino, and Frantoio, being the most commonly grown in Italy and...

The Christchurch Farmers' Market and Local at Riccarton House and teaming up Saturday 19th May and hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast in support of Breast Cancer.

Tickets are $45 each and we are limited to 40 people so be in quick to get your place for this lovely morning.

Email us to book your ticket.

chchfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Welcome to our Wednesday "Stall Profile of the week" with Stripped Jerky

In this series you'll get to know our fabulous stallholders from a more personal side - this is their story told by the stallholders themselves.

Our Product:
I make beef jerky in a variety of flavours which rotates regularly at the market. Some flavours include Sriracha, Teriyaki, Pepper and the Back Burner. All the meat is grown locally and marinaded with natural ingredients.

Our story:
I was born and raised in the Hawke's Bay village of Havelock North. Although working as a carpenter for most of my life I have always been a foodie at heart, possibly because of where I grew up. I moved to Christchurch in 2011 to be part of the rebuild and it was in that same year I began making jerky, mostly for myself and to share wi...

My Vita Bag

1) Product range 
My Vita Bags are bags to carry and store fresh produce. Made from 100% certified organic cotton (undyed and untreated) they come in 4 different sizes, mesh and muslin.

To learn more about the specifics of the product, keep reading or scroll to the bottom of this post :)

1) Product range

My Vita Bags are bags to carry and store fresh produce. Made from 100% certified organic cotton (undyed and untreated) they come in 4 different sizes, mesh and muslin.To learn more about the specifics of the product, keep reading or scroll to the bottom of this post :)

2) Our Story 

My Name is Cecilia Clavijo Boshoff, I am originally from Bolivia South America, I came to New Zealand 12 years ago, went to University here, got married and now have 3 gorgeous Kiwi boys. 
Being a mum...

Welcome to our Stallholder profile post this week: CANTERBERRIE RASPBERRIES.

Our story: 
We are a family owned raspberry farm based in West Melton. This is our second harvest and third year running. Grandad, Greame McLean has been in vineyards for many years up in Blenheim, and this raspberry farm is for us, our mum and the (adult) kids to learn the ropes! We love it and think we are producing some really excellent raspberries!

Our point of difference: 
Our raspberries are really quite amazing. Sweet, dark, delicious and almost creamy! We are establishing ourselves in Canterbury and really believe that we can offer the most superior flavour raspberry in decades. Our raspberries are locally grown and picked fresh on a daily basis.
We also can do commercial volumes of raspberries (completely...

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