The very first of its kind in New Zealand, Whangarei’s Growers Market is now the home turf for 100 growers and stallholders who diligently set up shop every Saturday to sell their produce. The town, right on the northern end of the North Island, has always been an ideal spot for cultivating a variety of fruits, plants and vegetables — primarily because of its warm climate and nutrient-rich soils. Buskers are also part of the markets’ community spirit, and you can usually encounter an array of different foodstuffs, from oils to meat and fish, on any given visit.
A little piece of France comes to Auckland’s Parnell Village every weekend. The two-day fanfare that is known as La Cigale welcomes thousands of visitors each week. Grab a cup of coffee, browse through the vast collection of baguettes, and enjoy the bustling market vibes. It’s not isolated to all things French, either — local produce stalls are a prominent feature, as are a melting pot of food stalls offering up flavours from Europe and beyond.