This Saturday’s Tamahere Market will be the place to get strawberries as local growers offer a bumper crop.
Another local harvest in full swing is of asparagus, which will also be in plentiful supply at the popular, monthly market.
For something different, business enterprise students from Hamilton Christian School who have been developing new and interesting products will be bringing the results of their entrepreneurial work to market.
Also new at the market will be toys made from recycling timber and a new range of pottery.
The market runs from 8am to 1pm on the corner of Airport Rd and Tamahere Drive. More details, including directions here.
Christmas gift shoppers have two more opportunities to stock up on the more unusual gifts market stallholders offer when the annual St Stephen’s Church Tamahere Christmas Festival begins on Saturday, December 4 with an evening market.
Last year’s first twilight market with its creative gift ideas was popular with present hunters and this year’s event, on from 4pm to 8pm, will again feature crafts and Christmas fare.
Carol singers will add to the Christmas atmosphere, and the church and hall, decked out in their best Christmas livery, will be open to visitors.
The St Stephen’s Christmas Festival will run each day from December 4 to 24 from 10am until 4pm with choirs singing at 11am and 2pm.
The Tamahere festival is always a great way for family and friends to capture the true Christmas spirit of sharing and giving while picking out special Christmas decorations and enjoying a cup of tea and home baked Christmas cake or scones and cream.
The regular Tamahere Country Market is also on again on Saturday, December 18 from 8am to 1pm.