New Zealand's original farmers market, the Black Barn Growers’ Market has been running for more than 14 years and has become a ‘must-do’ for locals and visitors alike on Saturday Mornings through summer.
Open from 9 till noon every Saturday of summer, just follow the line of cars down Black Barn Road to the carparks and you’ll see the market under the trees beside the underground cellars.
Under a big ring of plane trees the canvas covered market has its own place nestled in the heart of the vineyard. Local growers, bakers and producers are either to bed late or up early getting the very freshest and the best produce ready for market to open at 9 am.
The market season opens with the new season’s asparagus, strawberries and artichokes and finishes as summer comes to an end with stone fruit, peppers and beans. As well as all the seasonal produce, the market is crammed with freshly baked bread, locally roasted coffee, flowers, meat, pickles, olive oil, organic veges, lavender products etc.