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Opawa Farmers’ Market on the Move!

Wednesday, November 3, 2021   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: market, Community

After more than 10 years of operation in Opawa, with strong community support, the Opawa Farmers’ Market will open at its new site next to the Christchurch South Library (66 Colombo Street) from this Sunday 7 November 2021.

Market manager Doug Hesp says “We are really excited about setting our roots down in our new location next to the Christchurch South Library. It’s great to be located in the heart of the community and maintain our connection with the river. We set up the market with the intention to service the Christchurch South community so although our location has changed our focus remains the same. With the support of the Spreydon-Cashmere Community board, the Beckenham Neighbourhood Association and the Christchurch South Library, we know the market will become an integral part of this community hub.”

“We have had a number of people ask if we will be changing our name. We don’t intend to right away as we want people to know it will still be the same market - in a new home. In the future a name change is likely which better reflects the broader community the market has been set up to serve.”

The market has a reputation for having the best range of fresh locally grown produce (much of it organic) in Christchurch. Other products include locally produced artisan goods such as Italian cheeses, free range eggs, honey, fresh baked goods and ready to eat foods.

The market will continue to run from 9am to noon every Sunday - rain or shine. Ample customer parking is available on Hunter Terrace.

Visit the Opawa Farmers’ Market Facebook page for more information.