Food & Drink Farmer's Markets

For an authentic Canterbury culinary experience, visit an artisan producer, or get yourself to one of the region's flourishing farmers' markets.

By going direct to source, you'll access some of the area's freshest produce, finest foods and homemade treats. You'll also get the lowdown from the passionate people behind these gastronomic joys.

Christchurch Farmers' Market

Enjoy a buzzing atmosphere in a charming setting at Christchurch Farmers' Market. Held at historic Riccarton House every Saturday morning. Meats, cheeses, fruit and vegetables sit alongside superb coffee and goodies to enjoy while you're strolling around.

Riccarton Market

With over 300 stalls Riccarton Market is Christchurch's largest market. Held every Sunday from 9am - 2pm there's always a bargin or tasty treat to be found.


Akaroa's beautiful landscape is also a unique micro-climate for growing sublime produce. Come and taste the difference for yourself, with a trip to the weekly market, held every Saturday morning in spring through autumn. You're bound to get hungry perusing the olives and olive oil, nuts, breads, pastries, cheeses and preserves.


Saturday mornings are a hive of activity in the historic portside town of Lyttelton. Its thriving Farmers' Market attracts a host of locals and visitors every weekend, with a colourful array of local produce and handmade eatables. Local musicians often provide entertainment, and there are lots of tempting treats to enjoy with a good coffee as you soak up the atmosphere.

Lyttelton Market
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