The Farmers’ Market, a Tauranga Institution, Turns Twenty!

Words Liz French The Tauranga Farmers market began with a dream … and two decades on, it’s very much a permanent reality and a regular shopping and social event for many in the BOP. It celebrates its 20th birthday on Saturday 4 February, 2023. The market was the brainchild of Olive Caddie. She and her […]

Nurtured by Nature

Words Liz french, images Brydie Thompson It’s no secret that organically grown food is better for you and for the environment. One of the many attractions of Tauranga Farmer’s Market is the choice from certified organic producers. So … what defines organic food?  Organic food is that grown without the use of synthetic chemicals, that […]

The Real Thing

Words Liz French, Images Alex Spodyneiko Tauranga Farmers’ Market customers are lucky that their market is a genuine farmers’ market, and not only one of the longest running in the country but considered one of the best. Beware of imitations! Farmers’ markets are not all created equal. Just naming a market a farmers’ market does […]

Garden Bounty

Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan Images Ashlee DeCaires Dotted through Hamilton Gardens you’ll spot some of the healthiest Quince trees around and at this time of year they are laden.  An ancient fruit, the quince has fallen out of favour in recent times, possibly due to the work involved in turning the rose scented fruit into anything […]