A new weekly farmer`s market is launching in Wellington over Waitangi Weekend on Saturday 6 February.

Have you ever wondered where the broccoli you were eating was grown, or who caught that fish you’re preparing? Or have you simply thought it would be great to support local producers? Well, the Hill Street Farmers’ Market is giving Wellingtonians a chance to buy local. On the 6th of February the Thorndon Farmers’ Market Trust is opening Wellington’s only ‘authentic’ farmers’ market. The market, which will be held on Saturdays from 9am-1pm, will be located in Hill Street, Thorndon, next to the Wellington Cathedral and will help connect locals to passionate regional foodmakers and exquisite fresh local food.

The Hill Street Farmers’ Market is about celebrating the best of our region and allowing producers an opportunity to present their products directly to consumers. It also provides a forum for educating the community about supporting and enjoying locally grown and produced food.

With 22 stall holders already confirmed for Opening Day, the Hill Street Farmers’ Market will include in-season fruit and vegetable growers and producers from Wellington, the Kapiti Coast, Horowhenua and the Wairarapa, fresh fish from the Wairarapa, boutique meat producers selling their own produce and an array of other treats and necessities. From 6 February 2010, Hill Street Farmers’ Market will run year round on Saturday’s from 9am-1pm. Located in Hill Street, Thorndon, there will be fabulous seasonal food on offer every week as well as regular events, competitions and entertainment.

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