The monthly Tamahere Country Market this Saturday, November 21, starts its sixth year of showcasing mostly Waikato grown and crafted goods.
Hosts, St Stephen’s Church, Tamahere, say 96% of goods are of Waikato origin and 99% are New Zealand sourced. The market is held on the third Saturday of each month from 8am to 1pm in St Stephen’s grounds on the corner of Airport Rd and Tamahere Drive (just off State Highway 1). Click for map.
Locally produced goods are a priority.
New potatoes grown by the Lions Club as a fundraiser will be on sale at the November 21 and December 19 markets, which will also have wine, cheese, olive oil, fruit, veges, bread, meat, jams, chutneys and pickle, honey and juices.
The market is always popular with Christmas gift shoppers and an extra market dedicated to craft and Christmas goods will be held as part of the St Stephen’s Christmas Festival. It will be a Twilight Fair on Saturday, December 5, from 4pm to 9pm.
Stall-holder support for the Twilight Fair is strong, including from craftspeople not usually seen at the regular monthly markets because of lack of space.
The church’s Christmas Festival, open from 10am to 5pm daily from December 4 to 24, includes displays in the church and hall, and Christmas-themed crafts for purchase.
It includes choral singing at 11am and 2pm daily by school and adult choirs and singing groups from throughout the Waikato. Money raised from the sales of Christmas crafts, tea, coffee and food will go to the charities Save the Children Fund, Red Cross, Waikato Hospice and Bible Society.