Lively Farmers’ Market
It’s that time of year, the time when the sun starts to shine and people begin to head outdoors.
From late October until the end of February, you have been able to fill your Sundays with the local goods and services at the distinctive Central Otago Farmers’ Market. From 9am until 1pm head down to the market and take advantage of the local produce, soaking up the authentic market atmosphere. With its setting within the Old Cromwell Town historic precinct off Melmore Terrace, on the edge of Lake Dunstan, the market is a distinctive and authentic experience, and one to be taken advantage of. A small and lively market, surrounded by wooden and stone buildings reflecting Cromwell’s past and conveys a sense of intimate ‘market square’. Produce includes fresh stonefruit from Central Otago’s renowned orchards, local bread and cheeses, fresh baking, olive oils from district olive groves, summer vegetables and fresh-cut herbs, berry fruits, regional specialty meats – venison, hare, pheasant, merino - cut flowers, honey and preserves featuring intensely flavoured local fruits. In addition, a wide range of other seasonal foods appear during the market’s long summer months: lavender products, organic beer and organic greens, teas, fresh eggs, vegetable and flower garden plants and much more. And right next to the market, Old Cromwell Towns’ own varied and interesting shops beckon. The Central Otago Farmer’s Market, combined with the shopping experiences offered within the precinct, ensures a great Sunday outing.