Market & Fieldays magic combo

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A magic combo of activities is on offer this Saturday – Tamahere Country Market and the National Agricultural Fieldays just down the road at Mystery Creek.

“Bring your visitors to Tamahere Country Market on the Saturday morning of Fieldays or call in before 1pm to pick up lunch and impress them with good Waikato produce,” invites market organiser Jane Manson.

Lovers of kiwifruit and free-range eggs will be in their element at the market that also offers a big range of local, fresh and cooked goods, wine, art, crafts, clothes, plants, books, and collectibles.

Looking for a beanie or scarf to ward off the cold? This is the time of the year that stall holders beavering away to offer handcrafted knits and warm woollies come into their own.

The market will also give people a chance to show their support for Community & Environment Tamahere, the group opposed to plans for a 51.7ha sand quarry in central Tamahere. CET will have a stall at the market this Saturday to provide information and gather submissions on the proposed quarry opposite the market on the corner of Tauwhare Rd and State Highway 1.

Tamahere Market, which is in its sixth year, could be forced to close if the quarry goes ahead or have to move to a less desirable site, CET suggests.

CET is also calling for volunteers to help staff its market stall. Click here for contact details.

Tamahere Market is held in the St Stephen’s Church grounds, corner of Airport Rd and Tamahere Drive, (just off State Highway 1) from 8am to 1pm this Saturday, June 19, and the third Saturday of every month. For more information, including a map of where to find the market, click here.

To view a typical market day click the photo.

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