Wherever you live in Auckland, you are probably close to an open-air market where local farmers and vendors gather to sell fresh produce and specialty items. Items are traditionally sold for the asking price -- which is lower than you'll find in the supermarkets -- as bargaining is not the norm in New Zealand. However, vendors may be amenable to making deals close to closing time or for bulk purchases.
These are Auckland's weekly open-air markets, listed by region.
City Farmer’s Market - http://www.cityfarmersmarket.co.nz
Large food market including several organic offerings. Specialties include fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, eggs, meat, smoked fish, flowers, olives and olive oils, condiments, coffee, artisan breads, handmade treats and more.
Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm - all year round.
Britomart, Corner of Galway & Gore Streets, downtown Auckland.
La Cigale French-style Farmer’s Market - http://www.lacigale.co.nz
French-style market featuring fresh fruit and vegetables, Te Kainga beef and lamb, organic chocolates, fresh breads, dips, sauces, coffee, French cheeses and more.
Saturday, 8am-1.30pm or Sunday 9am-1.30pm.
69 St George’s Bay Road, Parnell.
Parnell Farmers' Market - http://www.parnell.org.nz/Parnell-Trust-Farmers-Market-Auckland.htm
Fresh seasonal produce, coffee stands, cakes and more, all brought to you by the producers themselves. Parnell Farmers' Market is located in the Jubilee Building car park at 545 Parnell Road, Parnell between the library and museum. The bus stop is conveniently located right outside the library.
Saturday morning 8am to 12 noon.
545 Parnell Road, Parnell