Lively Farm­ers’ Mar­ket

It’s that time of year, the time when the sun starts to shine and peo­ple be­gin to head out­doors.

Central Otago Mirror - - SUMMER HOLIDAY GUIDE -

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.

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