The Hamilton Farmers' Market
In March 2006 the Hamilton Farmers' Market started with 15 stallholders in Hamilton. Soon it grew and a group of vendors decided to also sell in Cambridge on Victoria Square. The Waikato Farmers' Markets were born. The Hamilton and the Cambridge Farmers' Market showcase what wonderful products the Waikato has to offer and are thriving and growing every year. There are now over 60 members in Hamilton and several seasonal stallholders, all selling delicious farm produce and food products!
The Hamilton Farmers' Market found its permanent home at Claudelands in 2016. The Claudelands barn and grounds provide large indoor and outdoor spaces, keeping customers and vendors happy and dry year-round. A large, free carpark, Eftpos service and toilet facilities are amenities our customers appreciate.
The Hamilton Farmers' Market is more than a Sunday shopping destination: Hamiltonians come to buy local products from local growers and businesses, chat with the vendors, meet friends and family, have a coffee and listen to live music. A great way to spend your Sunday morning - give it a try!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Who is at the market?
We have a great mix of farmers and local businesses at the market. All produce is local and the variety depends on the season. This means the market changes all the time!
Our year-round vendors offer meat, fish, milk, eggs, honey, coffee, bread and other baked goods, muesli, chocolate, hot and take-away meals, preserves, nut butters and smoothies. We are lucky to have eight growers who sell year-round seasonal vegetables, lettuce, baby and micro greens, apples, citruses, avocados and plants and seedlings.
During the growing season, the market is practically bursting at the seams with small and large growers selling strawberries, asparagus, plums, beans, capsicums, tomatoes, feijoas, passion fruit, grapes and so much more!
We encourage customers to come year-round and learn to eat with the seasons. To help them on their way, we offer seasonal recipes highlighting ingredients that are currently available at the markets. Pick up recipes at the green container before shopping, or check out our market blogs:
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Members in grey are currently not at the market.
Alpha Catering, eggs Benedict and other fresh breakfast items
Amazing Avocados, avocados
Backyard Jem, greens and vegetables
Basecamp, www.basecampvenisonsalami.co.nz, 027 276 1896, smoked venison sausages and biersticks
Bland Apricots, apricots and plums
Cato's Potatoes & Garlic, www.facebook.com/pages/Catos-Garlic-NZ/, potatoes, garlic and more
Clif's Gardens, watermelons and more
Cook's Kitchen, Maori fry bread; meat and vegetarian options
Cornish Pasties, www.cornishpasties.co.nz, Cornish pasties, freshly squeezed orange juice
Divine Fruits, apples, plums, nectarines and peaches
Earth Stewards, certified organic vegetables
Eden Orchards, cherries and apricots
Essenza, www.essenzacoffee.co.nz, fresh coffee and beans
Farmer Jim, fresh roasting chestnuts
Fowler Eggs, free range eggs
Front Gate, grapes, passion fruit, lavender, calla lilies, fejoas
German Bakery, German sourdough bread, gluten free options, pretzels
Good Bugs, sauerkraut and other fermented foods
Greenfern Les Asperges, green and white asparagus
Gourmet Mushroom Guy, dried mushrooms
Holy Crepe, sweet and savoury crepes
Hunt and Gather Bee Co., raw honey
Jens Plants, vegetable seedlings, herbs and potted plants
Jersey Girl Organics, www.jerseygirlorganics.co.nz/, farm fresh, organic pasture milk
Kanes Strawberries & Nashi, strawberries, nashi pears, stone fruit, melons and vegetables
Lettuce Man, https://www.facebook.com/IantheLettuceMan/, 027 324 6025, lettuce, baby greens
Linehan Corn, sweet corn and vegetables
Manuka Brothers Coffee, http://www.manukabrothers.co.nz/, locally Manuka roasted beans and coffee
Marcia's Plums and Grapes, variety of plums and grapes
Mavis & Co, mavis.co.nz, sweet and savoury baked goods, gluten-free options available
Mels Gourmet Preserves, gourmet preserves and plants
Monavale Blueberries, monavaleblueberries.co.nz, organic blueberries, products and waffles
The Muesli Company, firstname.lastname@example.org , 027 280 7604, gluten-free muesli, muesli bars
Murray's Mandarins, spray-free mandarins and oranges
Ohaene Organics, organic fruit and vegetables
Ohaupo Road Produce, fruit, herbs and vegetables
Ohinewai Orchard, spray-free citrus fruits
Ongare Point Orchards, certified organic avocados, citrus, nuts
Over the Moon, handcrafted cheese
Piu Blu, handmade fresh pasta
Pikiroa Farm, certified organic vegetables and organically fed beef and lamb
Quarter Acre Kitchen, homemade preserves made from own produce
Raglan Fish, Raglan Fish, range of fresh fish
Rakaia Salmon, rakaiasalmon.com, smoked, pin-boned salmon
Rivendel Gardens, tomatoes, cucumbers, capsicums and beans
Roto-o-rangi Free Range Eggs, no additives free range eggs
Salsa Brava, chimichurri and bbq sandwiches
Soggy Bottom, soggybottom.co.nz, fresh and cured meat products, pies
Southern Belle Orchard, southernbelleorchard.com, capsicums, chillies, feijoas
Strawberry Farm, strawberries, raspberries
Suncakes Gardens, spray-free vegetables
Sunset Orchard, avocados
Sweetree Honey, sweetreehoney.co.nz, 07 829 4405, Waikato honey, bee pollen and propolis
Treepak Orchard, spray-free Du Comice pears
Unique Food Geeks, hot meals, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options
Valley Oaks, certified organic green and golden kiwifruit
Vegetill's Organic Gardens, certified organic greens, vegetables and fruits
Volare Bakery, volarebread.com, bread and pastries
Wentworth Valley, spray-free persimmons