The Awhitu Country Market started with an idea in 2003 to bring together local people and local artisans, foodies, craftsman, growers, builders and organisations in one place. The aim was to promote the great things they do and have to offer, to be a hub for locals to meet and catch up creating a sense of belonging within the beautiful rural community setting of the Awhitu Peninsula.
More than 13 years later the market is still an active event having seen many stall holders come and go over time. Now it is timely that a re-boot and a call for local foodies to participate and enhance the market is required. Organisers are wanting to hear from any new or not so new foodies who are passionate around home grown produce albeit organic vegetables, fruit, bread lovers, cheese makers, salami and smoked meat makers, and any other produce to join the country foodies movement in order to cater for the growing population and the increased local tourism they are experiencing.
The markets are currently being held every long weekend Sunday, however if organisers receive enough groundswell of interest from stall holders and locals alike the markets could well become a monthly event taking advantage of the summer, autumn and spring seasons.
A Special Christmas Market will be held at Pollok Hall Sunday 17 December 2017 for those special handmade and crafted Christmas gifts.
If you are interested in growing the markets to become a destination for foodies please contact Michelle 027 2800 208 or email@example.com.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post