Extended Hours and Live Music at City Farmers’ Market
The last three Saturdays of the Rugby World Cup will see a series of special extended markets at City Farmers’ Market, the authentic local-produce market held every weekend in the centre of the Britomart precinct.
On Saturdays 8th, 15th and 22nd of October, the City Farmers’ Market will be open from 8.30am until 2pm, showcasing the wares of local growers, farmers and artisan food producers.
Live music has become a regular attraction at the market, and the next three weekends are to feature live music from some of the market’s most popular regular performers.
This Saturday 8th October will see entertainment from crowd-pleasing ukulele band Tahini Jam. Saturday 15th will feature acoustic folk-rock trio Rose and the Wooden Hearts, followed by popular blues singer Tom Rodwell on the 22nd.
Delicacies on offer at the market right now include hot, delicious mussel fritters and samosas, fresh blue cod, tarakihi and kina, beautiful fig, orange and tamarillo chutneys and cupcakes and other sweet treats from baking goddess The Godmother.
There are also fresh juices from Urban Fuel and coffee from Kokako, as well as fresh homemade pastas, curry sauces, peanut butter and muesli. Along with the usual array of the freshest local fruit, vegetables, herbs, eggs and organic meats, there are locally-grown seasonal flowers, including sensational orchids from Eurqual.
The City Farmers’ Market customer parking special will be extended for the next three Saturdays, allowing you to park at Britomart Car Park until 2pm for a maximum of $6. Bring your car park ticket to the market to be validated for the special rate.
The extended markets are part of the REAL New Zealand Festival, the nationwide festival staged alongside the Rugby World Cup tournament, as part of its celebration of regional food and culture.
Created 05 October 2011