March 1, 2011

Canterbury farmers market open again

Our hearts go out to the people of Christchurch and as of time writing, there are still more bodies to be found.

But the rest of the city and surrounding farmers and producers are battling on and this Saturday from 9 am to 12 noon you can visit the farmers market which will be held outside Riccarton House. This is a opportunity to meet with friends and family while also supporting local food producers.

Credit Ian Malcm

You can expect to find anything from fresh fruit and vegetables to wines, chocolates and cakes. With its organic and locally sourced produce, manager Jamie Bennett says the market can’t be beaten for quality.

“You’re buying direct from the grower, you don’t have the middle-man there, the pricing is very good and you have the freshness as well. The majority of the people that sell fruit and veges usually pick on the Friday and its at the market on Saturday so the quality is very high.”

Kia kaha Christchurch. Be strong.

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