Our Market Philosophy

The Old Packhouse Market, Saturday, Kerikeri

 

The Old Packhouse Market philosophy is founded on the following principles:

  • The Market is not and does not aim to be an “Authentic Farmers Market”, but is a market where consumers are able to buy a wide range of FRESH produce and be sure of where the produce comes from and how it is grown.
  • The Market is  a place where growers/ artisans and final consumers meet and deal directly with one another; i.e. consumers purchase fresh produce sourced directly from the grower or farmer.
  • The Market is predominantly for growers who grow produce in the local Northland area.
  • Relations between growers and final consumers are open, honest and display integrity of purpose of the Market.
  • Importantly, the market is  a meeting place for the community, where locals and visitors alike are able to  sample the best of what Northland has to offer, and enjoy some great Northland hospitality

The Market also provides an opportunity for the talented artists and crafters of Northland to display and discuss  their artisan products.
SATURDAYS:  Only Northland grown Produce, Northland made products, Northland Artisans, arts and crafts.
SUNDAYS: Includes the above but has a more eclectic mix, including upcycled fashion, retro, vintage, car boot.