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In the aftermath of the earthquakes, Christchurch’s community spirit has brought in a new and exciting trend. Traditional markets, fully supporting local produce growers and artisans, have been popping up around this resilient New Zealand city as it picks itself up again. Here’s a look at some of the best of them.
A good place to stop by if you’re heading towards the Banks Peninsula, stock up on an array of nuts, oils and produce, browse the amazing handcrafted woodwork, arts and crafts on show, and embrace the great community vibes all around. Make sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page, as themed events prop up quite regularly. The Lincoln Farmers and Craft Market runs every Saturday 10am until 1pm.
A spring-to-autumn market in the historic settlement of Akaroa, the Akaroa Farmers’ Market will be your source of seasonal produce, freshly-grown herbs, locally-sourced honey, as well as olive oils, nuts, flowers, jams, sauces, preserves, breads, pastries, and lavender products. The market is open Saturdays 9:30am until 1pm from October until April.