NZ Farmers Markets

The First Farmers Market in NZ

Let’s start with an interview on Radio NZ from 2012. This is the amazing story of the Whangarei Growers Market, talking about the initial challenges, but also the massive benefits that soon came to local growers, their customers, and the community.

RNZ country life, 2012 interview


Collapse of Commercial Growers

“Once, 80% of our [growers] food came from local suppliers. Today it’s under 10%.” Once there were 24,000 growers here, now it’s under 900! Reference. March 2023