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
Basecamp - Smoked venison sausages and biersticks
Bland Apricots - Apricots and plums
Clif's Gardens - variety of fruit and vegetables
Cornish Pasties - Cornish pasties, freshly squeezed orange juice
Divine Fruits - Granny Smith, Braeburn and Newstead Gold apples
Essenza - Fresh coffee and beans
Farmer Jim - Fresh roasting chestnuts
Fowler's Pastured Eggs - Free range eggs
Greenfern Les Asperges, green and white asparagus
Hunt and Gather Bee Co - Manuka honey
Jen's Plants, vegetable seedlings, herbs and potted plants
Jersey Girl Organics - Farm fresh, organic pasture milk
Kane's Strawberries & Nashi, strawberries, nashi pears, kumara
Manuka Brothers Coffee - Manuka roasted beans and coffee
Mavis & Co - Sweet and savoury baked goods, gluten-free options available
Mels Gourmet Preserves - Gourmet preserves and plants
Monavale Blueberries - organic blueberries, products and waffles
Ohaene Organics, organic fruit and vegetables
Ohinewai Orchards - Citrus fruits
Ongare Point Orchards - certified organic avocados, citrus, nuts
Over the Moon - handcrafted cheese
Pironigia Mountain Vegetables (formerly Catos' Potatoes & Garlic) - potatoes, garlic and more
Raglan Fish - range of fresh fish
Rakaia Salmon - smoked, pin-boned salmon
Roto-o-rangi Free Range Eggs - no additives free range eggs
Salmon Man - smoked and cured fish varieties
Soggy Bottom Holdings - fresh and cured meat products, pies
Southern Belle Orchard - capsicums, chillies, feijoas
Suncakes Gardens, spray-free vegetables
Sweetree Honey - Waikato honey, bee pollen and propolis
Tender Fresh Produce - sweet corn, lettuce, broccoli
The Cook's Kitchen - Maori fry bread; meat and vegetarian options
The Front Gate - grapes, passion fruit, lavender, calla lilies, feijoas
The Lettuce Man - lettuce, baby greens
The Muesli Company - gluten-free muesli, muesli bars
The Strawberry Farm - strawberries, raspberries
Treepak Orchard - Du Comice pears
Valley Oaks - certified organic green and golden kiwifruit
Vegetill's Organic Gardens, certified organic greens, vegetables and fruits
Volare Bakery - bread and pastries
Wentworth Valley - spray-free persimmons