Farmers' Markets New Zealand

FMNZ is a membership organisation, of around 25 independently owned and operated farmers' markets.

THREE BASIC RULES

(1) A Farmers' Market is an edible market (no arts, craft, bric-a-brac)

(2) A Farmers' Market sells edible goods produced within a defined region ( EG: 100 or 200 KM radius from the market place - not from Australia or China)

(3) A Farmers' Market sells edible goods produced within a defined region, sold by the producer, or somebody involved in the production (No middle men, wholesalers, retailers, etc... )

12/10/2023

Did you know that 'Farmers Markets New Zealand' has 26 incredible Farmers Markets scattered from the top all the way to the bottom of this beautiful country? Why not find one near you and take a break from your usual grocery shopping routine and explore the vibrant world of local produce, and products!

Our goal is to "support the local food economy, giving consumers access to regional food and building and strengthening local communities." So get involved and shop local, shop fresh, and shop for the better!

Don't forget to tag your local Farmers Market on your epic finds!

Check out our website to find all of these amazing Markets or stay turned in as we explore a new Market every week here!

Vegetable growers, cooks not keen on Government's GST plan 16/08/2023

https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/300950420/vegetable-growers-cooks-not-keen-on-governments-gst-plan
The proposed GST of food policy has opened a broad discussion of the complexities and value of the proposal. Whatever the outcome after the election it is likely that our farmers' markets will continue to provide good value to our customers.

The savings projected when buying from supermarkets when GST is removed are very comparable to the savings already achieved from buying basic food items from our farmers' markets.

Vegetable growers, cooks not keen on Government's GST plan Taking GST off fruit and vegetables is not so welcome in Taranaki, even by those whose businesses might seem set to benefit.

01/08/2023

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It has been an absolute pleasure getting our wider communities and Farmers Markets from all over New Zealand to band together and support Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market and the others affected by the recent cyclone. We are one big Market Whanau.

🙏 Gratitude to Farmers Market NZ 🙏

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Farmers Market NZ for their invaluable support during the recent cyclone. Your support has been a great help to our community. We are truly thankful.

What is a Farmers Market? 20/07/2023

Have you seen this quick video of Jono from 2021 explaining what a true farmers market actually is! He explains what our three "Golden Rules" are and the benefits of supporting your local Farmers Market.
Have you checked out your local market. Have a look on our website to find one near you!
🍋🌶🥚🥬🥕🥦🥩🍞

What is a Farmers Market?

04/07/2023
Photos from Farmers' Markets New Zealand's post 04/07/2023

And that’s a wrap!

The Farmers’ Markets NZ Conference wrapped up this afternoon in beautiful, sunny Wellington. It has been an incredible two days, packed full of useful information and inspirational ideas that we hope to integrate into our individual farmers markets as well as on a national level.

We would like to once again thank all our amazing speakers and our delegates who took the time out of their busy schedules to come together and make this happen.

We look forward to seeing you all again!

Frank Film: Have New Zealanders lost access to our own food? | nzherald.co.nz 01/07/2023

A great video celebrating local food and the importance of farmers' markets, featuring Angela Clifford - a conference speaker.

Frank Film: Have New Zealanders lost access to our own food? | nzherald.co.nz “It should be heaven,” says chef Shafeeq Ismail about New Zealand’s produce. “But it’s not.”Subscribe and be notified of breaking news: https://goo.gl/LP45jX...

29/06/2023

The countdown begins! ⏰

Only 3 Days Until Our Annual Farmers' Markets Conference and we can't wait to meet new delegates and reconnect with familiar faces.

Get ready for an incredible event filled with networking, knowledge sharing, and inspiration.

We look forward to seeing you there!

15/06/2023

Angela Clifford is CEO at Eat New Zealand and co-owner of The Food Farm.

She’s a passionate & articulate advocate of food sovereignty in Aotearoa, a farmer and a champion of feeding our own communities.

Join Angela in a catch up on the state of play currently in the food health of our nation.

More information about the conference is available on our website.

12/06/2023

NOTICE OF FARMERS MARKET NZ
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Tuesday 4 July 2023 at 11.30am
The Loft, Harbourside Function Venue
Taranaki Street
Wellington

Minutes of Previous AGM
Chairs Report
Financial Report
Election of Officers
Appointment of Reviewer
General Business

07/06/2023

Join us at the conference and meet Justin Cantafio, an exceptional advocate for local food systems and a driving force in the sustainable food movement. As the Executive Director of Farmers' Markets of Nova Scotia, the Co-founder of Canadian Farmers' Markets and a founding member of the World Farners' Markets Coalition. Justin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.

Discover firsthand Justin's expertise in food hubs, cooperatives, and economic recirculation as he shares insights and strategies for building resilient and sustainable food systems.

Come be inspired by Justin's vision for a healthier and more equitable food future for all.

Join us at the conference and seize the chance to connect with like-minded individuals, explore innovative ideas, and be part of the movement towards a more sustainable and vibrant food system.

For more information please visit our website farmersmarkets.org.nz

29/05/2023

We are thrilled to introduce one of our speakers for this year's conference, Meghan Bond - Volunteer and Community Engagement Co-ordinator at the Harvest Market, Launceston, Tasmania.

She brings a wealth of experience and a passion for local produce. Meghan's dedication to building vibrant communities and her expertise in research, evaluation, and project management make her a true asset.

Join us as she shares valuable insights on community engagement, sustainability, and the power of volunteerism. Prepare to be inspired and empowered to make a positive impact in your own community.

Don't miss out on this opportunity!

10/05/2023

Join us for the Farmers' Market NZ annual conference on July 3-4 at the Harbourside Function Venue's Loft in Wellington. Network with vendors, managers & committee members, learn from experts, and stay updated on local and international market news.

Register for $275 for full access or $150 for a single day.

Don't miss the chance to catch up with friends and enjoy our capital city in mid-winter.

Click below to register now!

http://www.farmersmarkets.org.nz/conference-registration-2023.html

13/04/2023

Another reason why growers should work through farmers' markets and why farmers' markets are better value...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzU84lEH2Kg

Cost of Living: Here's how much you could save by switching to the farmers' market 27/03/2023

Must read!

Cost of Living: Here's how much you could save by switching to the farmers' market If you thought farmers' markets were posh, it's time to reconsider, as a nationwide survey shows they can offer real savings.

Nicky Brooker - Amberley Farmers Market - For National Farmers Week - 14th March 15/03/2023

Nicky Brooker - Amberley Farmers Market - For National Farmers Week - 14th March This interview was recorded live, therefore the times, details, dates may no longer be valid.

14/03/2023

Isentia

09/03/2023

Enzbee Honey has hives throughout the Nelson, Tasman and West Coast region which is why he can bring you such a wide selection of honey. Warren prides himself on the quality and taste of his honey. Why not give it a try. Available Wednesdays at 23 Halifax Street from 8am to 1pm. Farmers' Markets New Zealand

06/03/2023

National Farmers Market Week is an annual celebration that highlights the vital role farmers markets play in the nation's food system.

With NFMW just around the corner, we can't wait to see how all our member markets decide to celebrate.

Which is your favorite Farmers Market in New Zealand??
Tag them below and show them some extra love this coming week!

22/02/2023

As a supporter of farmers markets - are you still thinking of what you can do to help in some small way?
Check out our FMNZ givealittle page here:

http://givealittle.co.nz/cause/shout-the-farmers-market-vendors-a-stall-fee

A portal for the farmers' market community to support those FMNZ growers and vendors badly impacted by the recent storms Nationwide. Farmers' markets play a vital role in the nations food system. Every week growers work really hard to produce the vegetables, fruit and other staple foods that they take to their local market to sell. Even before the storms of the last couple of weeks it has been a grotty year with late frosts, rain and lack of sunshine playing havoc with crops and that's a big income hit for these often small businesses. Post Gabrielle many growers along the eastern part of the North Island are in desperate trouble. Many vendors from other farmers' markets as well as customers would like to help these struggling growers by paying their stall fees to help them attend their markets. Farmers Markets NZ is working closely with Managers of member markets in impacted areas and together, using the Managers local knowledge of the growers and other vendors at their market any funds donated will be passed on. We know that the challenges that some growers and producers face are massive, but we hope that having their stall fee paid for a week or two might put a smile on some faces and show support.

08/02/2023

Hope you like our new image.

Yes, ☝ this is still us!
We've just had a little refresh, but still waving the banner for all our Authentic Farmers' Markets around NZ.

07/02/2023

Yes, ☝ this is still us!
We've just had a little refresh, but still waving the banner for all our Authentic Farmers' Markets around NZ.

New Zealand student on exchange in Ireland shocked by 'insane' food price difference 26/01/2023

An interesting article, most farmers' markets will deliver a cheaper and better quality basket too. The price comparison we did with supermarkets last year supported this and the difference may be even greater in today's climate. Many empty shelves in supermarkets demonstrate the fragility of the national distribution system, local suppliers can be more reliable:

New Zealand student on exchange in Ireland shocked by 'insane' food price difference University student Elise Maric spent about $57 on three weeks worth of food - the same trolley would cost more than double that back home.

Food security at the heart of our cost of living crisis 25/01/2023

Dr Catherine Knight is a well respected academic and writer, her support for a food system rethink adds valuable input in the localising food discussion: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/sustainable-future/building-future-resilience-should-start-with-food-security

Food security at the heart of our cost of living crisis If we believe the cost of living crisis is more than a blip, we need policy that will strengthen NZ's own food security and encourage bioregionalism, writes Catherine Knight

Freight companies warn Kiwis to brace for even higher prices at the supermarket | Newshub 23/01/2023

Yet another reason to buy local:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDj5VioOE5A

Freight companies warn Kiwis to brace for even higher prices at the supermarket | Newshub The Government is rolling back its transport relief package, and freight companies say increased road user charges mean it's Kiwi consumers who will wear the...

17/01/2023

Kia ora,
We want to know about your farmers’ market experience and how to make that experience even
better! Below are two questionnaires that seek to understand what attitudes and values are
significant to the buyers and sellers of fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets.
These two surveys will contribute to a non-for-profit research at Plant & Food Research which aims
to develop more sustainable food production and supply systems in our community. Your views are
critical to us, and we appreciate your input and time!
Successful completion of this questionnaire will enter you in a draw to win one of five e-vouchers
valued at $20 (each). Please leave your contact detail at the end of the survey to enter the draw. If
you wish to know more about this research project or have questions about this survey, please
contact Paige Walker via email: [email protected]

Links:

If you shop at farmers’ markets, please use this link-
https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_795uafTLVFWunY2

If you grow produce for farmers’ markets, or if you sell produce at farmers’ markets, please use this
link - https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0oBoaL17PAs34jA

For the purposes of this research, farmers’ markets are defined as marketplaces where local farmers
and growers sell their produce and other food products directly to the public.

Farmers' Market Grower Survey This questionnaire seeks to understand the perceptions of farmers’ market growers/stallholders – what attitudes and values are significant to participation at farmers' markets. This questionnaire is a part of a not-for-profit research project that aims to improve sustainable food production.

Pain at checkout continues as growers supplying supermarket produce face unseasonal costs | Newshub 16/01/2023

The rising costs in supermarkets are largely because of the increased costs for large growers who supply most of our country's produce.

Smaller growers around the country, who mainly sell at farmers' markets. have fewer overheads and can sell their produce more cheaply.

We should be seeing far more customers at our markets if price and quality are important for them...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80wKcXM5v3g

Pain at checkout continues as growers supplying supermarket produce face unseasonal costs | Newshub It may be a new year, but there's one thing that won't be changing anytime soon - soaring inflation. While the cost of living pressures are easing in some co...

Why I love going back to the dawn of agriculture every Saturday 11/01/2023

What do you love most about your local Farmers’ Markets?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/130937714/why-i-love-going-back-to-the-dawn-of-agriculture-every-saturday

Why I love going back to the dawn of agriculture every Saturday OPINION: Where supermarkets go back 50 years, markets go 5000. They're as old as agriculture.

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