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“Good to visit”

Hawkes Bay Farmers Market
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Good to visit”
Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

This morning my partner and I visited the Hastings Farmers Market for the first time.

The market is easy to find and has plenty of parking. The parking is free for all and it may be easier to park on the street.

It rained today and there is minimal shelter. There are toliets there which were in good condition and there is a portable ATM there. It pays to bring cash
With you as the queues to the ATM were long.

This market does have food for purchase, however, there was not a huge selection. Be prepared to wait a long time for your food. We waited 20 minutes for crepes and 15 minutes for coffee.

This market is good to visit, however, it is definitely not comparable to the Wellington waterfront markets.

Visited December 2013
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Hahei, New Zealand
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“best market in NZ”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Fantastic local food sgrown adn sold by really happy folks sho care about quality - lots of organic, fair trade, unique surprises. Hohepa Farms were there, the best Chai outside India was sold by a great young guy, the fig booth was a stunner, the setting magic with the huge specimens of trees from everywhere shading the immense lawn.

Visited November 2013
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Wellington
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
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“Always worth a visit when in the Bay”
Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

This is the best farmers produce market that I have been to in NZ. Plenty of options for food and produce. The guy that was busking today was very good, great voice and choice of songs. Hawkes Bay have a great selection of small good producers. From charcuterie to bakery to preserves and a number of options for ready to eat food and coffee. You've got to go.

Visited October 2013
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yum yum”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Wasn't sure what to expect here, but was totally impressed. Lots of yummy foods to try, I only took $20 in, but came out with some smoked salmon, yummy cheese, fresh veges and some delicious seasoning for cooking with. Next time I will be taking more cash with me!

Visited July 2013
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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Little slice of food heaven”
Reviewed 11 July 2013 via mobile

Worthwhile visit for an hour or so, great stalls of superb produce. It's not huge but everything you need. Grab a bacon sandwich and coffee, listen to the band. Then pick up quality produce and something to snack on in the car on the way home.

Visited June 2013
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