New year, new sites


The first Tamahere Market of 2021 this Saturday, January 16, brings new stallholders and seasonal treats.

“There are new site holders giving the market a go in January which is always exciting,” says market organiser Jane Manson.

“We have such a depth of talent in the Waikato and it is good to have new people coming along.

“One of the locals who have joined us recently is Brittany Morrison from Tomtit farm. Their motto is ‘organic vegetables grown sustainably for local people. Eat fresh, local, seasonal and know exactly where your food comes from.’

“It is great to be supporting local business that is also good for us!!” says an ever enthusiastic Manson.

Other newbies have wall hangings, kawakawa products, and eco clothing.

Nectarines will be at the January market

And for seasonal fruit lovers South Island nectarines will be at the market along with the best of the eats and treats that the Waikato offers.

The Tamahere Market is held in the St Stephen’s church grounds, corner of Airport Rd and Tamahere Dr, from 8am to 1pm, the third Saturday of every month. For more detail see here.

The popular market, south of Hamilton, offers everything from seasonal fruit and vegetables to imaginative art and craft, local wine, delicious cooked food, including fresh herbs and spices, Cornish pasties, Dutch biscuits and Kiwi mussel fritters, smoked fish, bacon, sausages and salami, cupcakes, cakes and biscuits, chocolate, olive oil, jam, chutney and relish, cheese, bread and pastries, fruit juice, great coffee, collectibles, woodwork, clothing, jewellery, toys, glass art, plants, garden art and much, much more.

EFTPOS is available but taking plenty of cash avoids the queue. BYO bags is practical and cuts down on the need for plastic.

Plentiful parking is available on Tamahere Drive opposite the market, and on Devine Rd, to the left off the on-ramp towards Hamilton.

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