Our point of difference:
Most other growers either sell direct to the public from their property, while commercial growers sell overseas and to the big food chains in New Zealand. We of course only sell at the Christchurch Farmers' Market.
Why we love what we do:
Growing our blueberries gives us great satisfaction when we see the utmost look of pleasure on our customers faces after they sample our product.
We always tell our customers how to grow their own blueberries when they have them and try to help them with advice to achieve good growth. We keep our product price the same throughout the season and don’t believe in price gouging of the product e.g. just before Christmas when demand is high. We do put in many long hours of work before the season, during the season...
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.
Broadfield Green Lettuce & Herb Farm has been with us from the get-go and we are very pleased to count them amongst our longstanding stall holders. Broadfield Green Lettuce & Herb Farm offer freshly grown lettuce heads, salad mixes and herbs.
Story: who are you, where are you based, how did you get into it/ why did you start your business
"We are a family run, hydroponic lettuce and herb farm, based in Broadfield (around 8km out of Christchurch near Lincoln). Blair and I (Monica) started the business after returning home from living overseas for a few years to start a family. We made the decision we wanted to work for ourselves while o...
The London Borough Market have an article on setting up food start ups. Worth a read if you are considering a project of your own. We at the Christchurch Farmers' Market are always on the lookout for new stalls and creative ideas from people. This article just may have the tip or bit of advice you need to get it going ....
Lucy and the team at Wairiri Water Buffalo have a heard of Buffalo named Daria, Lila, Mila, Rubina, Terra, Steph, Daisy and these Buffalo produce the wonderful milk that is then turned in to delicious cheeses and yoghurt.
Buffalo products are not that common here but they are a great alternative to classic cows milk products. Buffalo milk is classed as an A2 milk rather than cows milk being an A1 milk. The proteins in A2 milk are more gentle and more easily digested so may be beneficial for people that have trouble with standard cows milk products.
Over this winter at the Christchurch Farmer's Market they are stocking the Stretched Mozzarella and their yoghurt.
Their yoghurt they are running a 2 for 1 :
600g pot of yoghurt for $9.50 ( grab 2 for the price of...
The guides of Riccarton House are opening the door to the Deans Family House and offering short Saturday morning tours. Running on the half hour starting at 10am and running through to 12.30pm. The tours are 30 mins long and tickets are only $8 per person with children under 12 yrs free if they are coming with an adult.
In between getting your coffee and grabbing some delicious things for lunch grab a bit of local Canterbury History and stories about Canterburys founding family and see the beautiful interior first hand.
Bookings not required.
To find out more information on Riccarton House head to their web page here.
The annual Cuisine awards for 2017 have just been announced and 2 of the Christchurch Farmers' Market stall holders have walked away with awards.
Euro Gourmet Meats won Overall Runner Up in the Cuisine Awards 2017 !!!!
Jacqui and Spencer Johnstone's winning coppa pork caught the attention of the judges for its marbling and great flavours. ( photo credit to Stuff NZ )
We are very lucky to have them at our market as they are so passionate about producing a quality product and have full control of their free range pork products from paddock to gate as they own the pig farm and also the butchery. The have amped up production of their coppa to meet a new demand due to this recognition so make sure to visit their stall early this Saturday to get your share of their fantastic coppa.