Easter Friday April 14th and Show Day November 17th
Easter and Show Day Farmers Market at Ohoka are hugely popular!
We celebrate the best of our seasonal foods on our national Easter Friday and our local country Show Day Friday anniversary.
In addition to showcasing the abundance of local foods by our regular local and regional growers and producers we also invite some special casual growers and producers to join us on what has become a regional highlight of the year. It's debatable whether Show Day or the Easter Market is the most popular.
In addition to our regular artisan crafts you can look forward to some special 'visitor' artisans too as well as garden plants galore.
All customers are eligible to enter the draw for a large hamper of market foods drawn at the Xmas Markets.
So bring your sunhat, picnic rug and get your OFM market bag and join us for a great day of local goodness and music in the Waimakariri.
XMAS MARKETS FRIDAY DEC 15TH AND FRIDAY DEC 22nd
The Xmas Markets at Ohoka are something special and definitely on the 'must do' list in the greater Canterbury region.
Guaranteed to soothe the soul for foodies seeking traditional seasonal festive foods and to keep those Christmas shoppers happy too with a wide and beautiful range of artisan crafts.
From Xmas cakes to Christmas Organic Chicken, gorgeous sun hats to vintage old tools. Beautiful baking, traditional baked Xmas goods, local wine and beer, cheese and of course the seasonal berry fruit en masse. Seasonal fruits include : Cherries, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberry and more.
There is music by local buskers, flowers for your festive table and always a farmyard animal or bird in the mix too!
Join us as we celebrate the festive season country market style which means the food is seasonal, its fresher and you are supporting your local producers directly.
Information for casual special market stallholders
We do have some sites available to offer one off or casual stallholders over the Show Day, Xmas to Easter Markets.
You will need to apply for a site by the following dates to ensure you have a good chance of getting in.
You must meet our market criteria for food or artisan craft.
You must have produced the item yourself but we do make special allowances for some 'bought' in things.
Please go the stallholder enquiry tab and request your application form for the special markets well a head of the below deadline dates:
Show Day Nov 17th application in deadline: October 27th
Xmas Markets Dec 15th and 22nd application in deadline: November 24th
Easter Friday March 30th : application deadline March 9th 2018