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Lyttelton, portal to Canterbury’s historic past, a vibrant sustainable community creating a living future

Our Farmers Market

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Every Saturday from 10am to 1pm, on London Street

Stallholders with fresh fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, bread, meat, fish, cheese, juices, herbs and plants sell at the market every week.

The market has been running since the beginning of September 2005 and is as a not-for-profit enterprise by Project Lyttelton Inc. 


More information on stallholders and produce can be found on the

Farmers Market Vendors page.


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Commitment to community:

As well as working hard to create a fun vibrant event that encourages locals to linger, catch up with friends and enjoy a local coffee, we support and encourage community groups to utilize the opportunities that the market offers. To this end we have offered many fundraising opportunities from the Fire Brigade bucket rattling for their Sky Tower Challenge and also offering a weekly community information stall.

Commitment to local business:

We love our local businesses and have entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Lyttelton Harbour Business Association formalising our commitment to working with them on a market of the future that works with and for local business. From when the market was first on London Street we have been talking to business owners frequently.

Visitors had all but stopped coming to Lyttelton after the earthquakes, the market was a great way to entice people back to Lyttelton.

Walk down the street on market day and you will see the stalls arranged in ‘pods’ with strategically placed gaps allowing access to London Street businesses. We want to encourage shoppers to meander in and out, on and off the foot path to take in all that Lyttelton has to offer."


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Commitment to local food:

Many of our regular stall holders are actually from Lyttelton itself, with a whole swathe more from under 50 kms away.

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Commitment to local music:

We commit to paying local musicians each week. Our much loved musical scene is a huge asset to the town and anything we can do to support musical talent to remain in port we will.


Commitment to public wellbeing:

Lyttelton Farmers Market is committed to providing a safe environment for visitors, volunteers and stallholders in accordance with all current public health guidelines. Check the Farmers Market facebook page for up to date details : Farmers Market on FB 



Our stalls

Click here for a full list of current market stalls

Info for Prospective Stallholders

We are currently running at capacity, although changes can happen at any time. You are welcome to submit your application and we will consider it at our next advisory group meeting (third Monday of the month / second Monday of the month Oct, Nov and Dec).

All market vendors are required to have registration with the Christchurch City Council and to provide their Health and Safety documents (see below) as well as vendor application.

We consider applications from vendors of produce, prepared foods and plants ONLY no arts and crafts.

There are two craft markets in Lyttelton on Saturday morning running simultaneously to the Lyttelton Farmers Market. 

Lyttelton Craft & Treasure Market

Collett’s Corner

022 099 1182

Facebook: Lyttelton Craft & Treasure Market


Harbour Bazaar

#6 London Street

Ros Dixon 021 134 7907

Stall Holder Application Process

Stall Holder Application Form

Health and Safety Template


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Available at the Market

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Lyttelton Farmers Market Shopping Bags (design by Steven Junil Park pictured above), Hungry Bins Worm Farms and Lyttelton reusable coffee cups are all available to buy at the market, as well as reusable bags, wraps, bamboo toothbrushes and other great gifts at our Waste Matters stall.