OrganicNZ Farmers’ Market of the Year

Voting runs from 3 April – 29 April.

This award recognises the most popular farmers’ market in Aotearoa! Local food systems and community food security are really important to us.

Farmers’ markets aren’t 100% organic but are a big part of community food systems and often have a good amount of organic produce available.

The Criteria

Nominations for this category have to be:

  • A farmers’ market. We are looking for nominations of regular farmers’ markets that operate locally, connecting producers directly with customers.
  • That’s it! Really easy.

The finalists

South Christchurch Farmers’ Market, Christchurch
The South Christchurch Farmers’ Market, formerly Opawa Farmers’ Market, is renowned for its fresh produce, especially organic options. This small yet popular market offers a great opportunity to get to know the growers and has a great vibe enhanced by shady trees, live music, and a scenic riverside location next to the library.

Otago Farmers’ Market, Dunedin
Otago Farmers Market provides top-quality produce, rain or shine, every Saturday year-round. With 65 vendors, it’s a foodie’s haven, offering organic options, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, baked goods, and artisan products. Fostering community, the market promotes grower/customer relationships.

Thorndon Farmers’ Market, Wellington
Thorndon Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Thorndon, Wellington. It emphasises local, organic, gluten-free, and artisanal products. The market supports the community and provides sustainable food options whilst providing a vibrant marketplace experience.

The Shed Collective, Oratia, West Auckland
This unique farmers’ market in Oratia, West Auckland, just 25 minutes from Auckland Central features 35 diverse vendors offering fresh produce – organic and spray free, pâtisserie, coffee, gluten-free treats, and more. Enjoy indoor/outdoor stalls, live music, and a pet-friendly atmosphere amidst a charming cottage garden.

Taranaki Farmers Market, New Plymouth
Taranaki Farmers Market is a thriving Sunday market, fostering a vibrant community of local small businesses and regular shoppers. Offering locally grown and made foods is at the heart of this market, whilst also supporting its producers and providing Taranaki with locally grown food at market related prices.

Each vote you make gives you one entry into the draw to win one of two $50 Kings Seeds Vouchers. Voting closes on 2 May, the winners of the seeds will be notified shortly after.

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