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8 Best Farmers Market in Auckland

8 Best Farmers Market in Auckland

In New Zealand, we’re lucky to have plenty of farmers’ markets all over the place, thanks to our abundant fresh produce and fruits, of course. Auckland, in particular, has really nailed it and keeps getting better and better!

But if you’re stuck in a rut, hitting up the same old market every week for the same old stuff, we feel you. It’s your local hangout for a reason, right? 

But maybe it’s time to shake things up a bit. And so, we’ve put together a list of the top farmers markets in Auckland (with some nearby ones too), to help you spice up your routine and explore some new turf. 

Britomart Saturday Market


Address: Te Ara Tahuhu Walking Street, Britomart Place, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Operating hours: Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Auckland’s favorite CBD farmer’s market is bigger and better than ever, featuring all your old faves, some new faces, and longer opening hours. 

Previously managed by La Cigale, Britomart Saturday Market at Takutai Square has new owners who wanted to take things up a notch. Now, you’ll find everything here, from fresh produce and flowers to chocolate and organic grub. 

It’s a cozy spot, perfect for strolling around and snagging goodies like Scandibunz, Organic Micro-Greens, and Philippe’s Chocolate Pastries. Plus, there are plenty of awesome craft and design stalls to check out. 

After you’ve sorted out some fruit and veggies for the week, you can either grab a coffee and a bite to eat or opt for brunch at one of the CBD’s many cafes.

Worried about parking? Simply make a purchase of $10 or more, and you’ll receive two hours of complimentary parking at the Britomart car park. Just present your receipt when exiting the parking lot!

Grey Lynn Farmers Market


Address: 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand

Contact details: +64 21 928 202

Operating hours: Sunday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Looking for an alternative to your regular supermarket? Check out the Grey Lynn Farmers Market! Prices might not be rock-bottom, but they’re similar to what you’d find at the local supermarket, and the quality is top-notch.

Additionally, you’ll be supporting local producers, so it’s a win-win for everyone!

The market offers a variety of fresh, seasonal produce grown in the Auckland area, including organic, spray-free, and conventional options. There’s also a community trading table where locals can exchange their backyard harvest with others. 

But it’s not just about the food here – the market also features live music and performances to keep you entertained while you shop.

Overall, this farmers market in the heart of Grey Lynn has you covered with fresh and tasty produce, artisan foods, and a lively atmosphere. And of course, our favorite part, some feel-good bargains to boot for a delightful Sunday morning.

City Farmers’ Market – Britomart


Address: Te Ara Tahuhu Walking Street, Britomart Place, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact details: +64 9 366 9361

Operating hours: Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

There’s hardly a local in downtown Auckland who isn’t familiar with the French-influenced charm of the City Farmers’ Market. 

It has everything you’d expect from a farmers market and more – a fantastic selection of seasonal produce and artisanal goods, fresh pastries and artisan breads, cheeses, mussel fritters, and French crêpes.

While the offerings are traditional in a way, it’s a bit cooler than your usual farmers market. They even have DJs from Britomart FM playing music!

If you’re a tourist or new to the area, getting to the City Farmers’ Market is a breeze. It’s just a short walk from either the Ferry Terminal Building on Quay Street or Queen Street – just take note that they might change spots.

For instance, on sunny days, you’ll find the market at the corner of Galway and Gore Street. But when it’s winter or raining, they relocate to the Britomart Pavilion, which is just across from their usual spot.

Now, parking can be a pain here, but guess what? You can score a sweet deal for just $6 at Britomart car park – just don’t forget to bring your parking ticket to get it validated at the market. Of course, you can also save yourself the trouble and take public transport.

Waiheke Ostend Market


Address: 76 Ostend Road, Ostend, Auckland 1081, New Zealand

Contact details: +64 210 686 603 

Operating hours: Saturday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Head over to the cute little farmers market in Waiheke, the perfect spot to explore before a day of winery hopping. At Waiheke Ostend Market, you’ll find stalls both inside the hall and out on the reserve. 

Whether you’re after a treat, a bargain, something delicious to munch on, or just a great cup of coffee (some say it’s the best on the island), this place has you covered.

There’s a wide variety of food to enjoy while you browse, along with tempting products like Waiheke olives, cheese, honey, fresh fruits, and vegetables. Additionally, if you’re interested in collectables or bric-à-brac, you’ll often find a few unique stalls offering those as well.

You can also pick up some great, unique items here. So, look out for a variety of jewllery makers, artists selling their wares, and all sorts of goodies for both young and old alike. 

Matakana Village Farmers Market

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Address: 2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 0985, New Zealand

Operating hours: Saturday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Just about an hour’s drive north of Auckland’s CBD, you’ll stumble upon the Matakana Village Farmers’ Market. It’s a hotspot for city folks looking for a change of scenery because really  – it’s like stepping into another world. 

This market is all about the chill atmosphere, serving up various artisanal goodies perfect for munching on the spot or taking home. There are also some seriously good coffee, all of which can be enjoyed alongside the river while listening to live local music.

As one of the most upscale farmers markets in Auckland, the Matakana Markets are also zero waste. Don’t forget to bring your baskets or bags when you stock up on fresh fruits, herbs, breads, and deli treats.

And although it might seem a bit fancy, the oyster and feijoa wines here are totally worth the trip alone.

Once you’ve loaded up on all the deliciousness, why not catch a film at the Matakana Cinema or do a bit of exploring at the local shops and galleries? It’s all part of the Matakana experience!

Smales Farm Market


Address: 72 Taharoto Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand

Contact details: +64 9 488 2300

Operating hours: Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Living on the North Shore? You might already be in the loop about the Market Collaborative at Smales Farm. If not, well, you’re missing out big time! 

Once a month, every second Sunday, Smales Farm transforms into a hub of fresh, organic, and sustainable produce from all corners of Auckland. 

But that’s not all – there’s also a treasure trove of artisanal goodies and food stalls, boasting handmade and artistic products. The best part is that everything’s set with a backdrop of live music.

A bonus is the fact that it’s easy to get here. It’s conveniently accessible by public transport and offers ample free parking. 

Why not drop by next time they’re open? And don’t forget to grab a delicious breakfast from the adorable retro caravan at the market before you kick off your shopping spree!

Avondale Sunday Market

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Address: 23 Elm Street, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand

Operating hours: Sunday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM

If you’re not just into local goodies, at Avondale Sunday Market, you’ll find ingredients from all over the Pacific and Asia. It’s one of the biggest markets in Auckland, and well, it’s been around longer than any other market in New Zealand!

People love going here not only for its amazing variety but also for its killer deals on fresh fruits and veggies in season. 

Apart from the wide variety of produce, they also have the exotic fruits like durian and mangosteen. That’s why you often spot some of Auckland’s top chefs and wholesale buyers here, stocking up for the week ahead.

It can get pretty packed, with thousands of people coming through in a single day. So, brace yourself for the hustle and bustle! By the way, be prepared for an even bigger crowd when the monthly Antique Fair kicks off at the same time.

Craving the freshest seafood? Head over to the market’s fishmonger, where you’ll find an excellent selection of fish, shellfish, squid, and live crabs!

Clevedon Village Farmers Market


Address: 107 Monument Road, Clevedon 2582, New Zealand

Contact details: +64 21 523 616

Operating hours: Sunday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Ditch the city chaos and soak up the good rural feel of Clevedon on Sunday mornings, home to one of Auckland’s coolest farmers’ markets since 2005. With loads of tasty eats to grab on the spot, it’s best to roll in with an empty stomach and hit the scene early. 

You have to try the yummy cookies, pastries, and espresso – they’re the perfect pick-me-up for the early birds. Our advice? Enjoy these treats at a picnic table or flop down on a hay bale while jamming to the live tunes. 

Shopping here is a family-friendly affair too, with a charming farm area featuring horses, donkeys, and tons of adorable dogs for the kiddos to fawn over. 

Of course, they wouldn’t be one of the best farmers’ markets in Auckland without offering a fantastic selection of offerings. You’ll find items like fresh veggies, fruits, baked goods, gourmet cheeses, preserves, and free-range meats – all ready for you to take home and enjoy.