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Whangarei Growers market – the place to get fresh produce

whangarei_growers_market_1280_400_80_c1The iconic Whangarei Growers market is the place to buy your fresh produce. Located on 17 Water Street, it’s an easy two minute walk around the corner from the Avenues Apartments.

The Growers Market is held every Saturday morning from 6am to 10:30am. You can buy organic, spray-free and fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, seafood, eggs, milk and cheese, preserves and honey, nuts and olive oil, along with seedlings and native plants, and other fresh produce direct from the original growers. There is a great range of high quality and reasonably priced seasonal produce.

The first market of it’s kind is New Zealand, it started in 1998 and has been operating for over 15 years. Over 100 growers and stall holders sell only produce grown directly by Northland suppliers.

Every Saturday morning join the more than 4,500 loyal customers who appreciate the product quality, choice and direct contact with growers. If you are seeking bargains, fresh, spray-free or organic produce or specialty items, the Growers market is the place to visit. Customers appreciate the quality of food on offer, including its freshness and the availability of spray free or organic produce. The atmosphere of the market is relaxed, fun and social. With the growing awareness of the contribution of fresh fruit and vegetables to health, the market is a key component of the local health network and contributor to the Food for Life* programme.

Come along, be entertained by buskers, enjoy excellent coffee and take the opportunity to chat with growers. Give your health and well-being a kick-start, meet the local community and support the local economy.  A Saturday morning vibe not to be missed.

*Food For Life

As the market prepares to close, staff from the Hare Krishna Food For Life across the road call around the stalls and collect unsold fruit and veges. This food provides the bulk of ingredients required to provide 500 meals free of charge. Most of these meals are supplied to children at Manaia School.

Reference: The Social and Economic Impact of the Whangarei Growers Market