15 March 2019
09.00 - 13.30
Feilding Farmers’ Market has an idyllic setting, a great location in the middle of town (Manchester Square), the hub of the shopping precinct. The Square has the distinctive town clock, and is surrounded by late Victorian and Edwardian buildings, heritage lampposts and seating, with patterned paved footpaths and huge gardens beds lend to the town’s nostalgic country charm.
The Friday Farmer’s Market adds to the vibrancy of “New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Town,” an award the town has won 16 times. The town really comes alive on a Friday with livestock sales coinciding with Market day. With free parking and no traffic lights the market is easy to get around and offers a unique shopping experience.
It all started in April 2005 with nine stallholders. It now has 30 stalls in the summer and 25 in winter. Customers enjoy buying fresh seasonal product, from local farmers, offering fresh cuts of venison, fish, seafood and locally harvested aromatic honey. You can get all your sweet treats and savoury delights with old fashion cakes and other sweet treats, artisan baking and pastries, locally roasted coffee, homemade jams, sauces, spreads and dips, and award winning cheese from Pohangina. Discover the range of plants, seedlings, nuts, fruit and vegetables, and lavender products on offer too.
Winning the “Farmers’ Market of the Year” title in 2012 led to the “British royals Prince Charles and his wife Camilla’s diamond jubilee visit. The market went on to win the award again in 2013 and 2014. It’s popularity begins with its unique wholesome shopping experience. Stallholders are the producers, farmers, artisan cooks, and passionate foodies.
Repeat customers are lured not just by the product but also enjoy catching up for a chat with the friendly locals, taking in the fresh air, listening to busker of the day, soaking up the atmosphere, and of course leaving with a bag or two of country goodness.
Visit this special farmer’s market every Friday from 9am to 1.30pm, rain, hail or shine, in the Feilding town centre, Manchester Square!