My favourite time of year is Spring. The flowers come out, the sun starts to shine, everyone is shinier and brighter and the Remarkables Market returns. This time for it’s eighth season (total staying power).
The Remarkables Market is a wonderful display of produce and products all brought together by an amazing team and they’ve expanded again this year with more things to buy for your plate, your kitchen, your garden, your home and your tummy (“all the cake” I hear you cheer!)
They’ve also added a beautiful pergola for this year alongside the gorgeous Red Shed, which is back to delight us and keep us guessing what’s going to be inside every weekend.
Starting October Saturday 21st running right through until 14th April 2018. Opening from 9am until 2pm.
I absolutely love supporting the team every year as the market grows from strength to strength. And every year I say “No more croissants”. Damn you almond croissants!
2017/18 season sees cheese, tea, smoothies and juices, candles, clothes and jewellery, bacon butties, bakery, fresh fruit and vegetables, plants, preserves, flowers and coffee (the list goes on). Load up on sunshine, friends, gorgeous play area for your little ones, live music, laughing, chatting, cake (I may have mentioned that) and family.
It reiterates how amazing this community is and how much talent there is in our wee town. I love the delightful feeling of waking up on a Saturday morning and rushing down with my bags to buy my produce for the week. A little fizzing tummy at who I might see, how much coffee I can drink, what new presents I can send home to the UK. Exercise done and smoothie made. It’s also so close to all the walking and cycling trails in the area so you can feel doubly virtuous all weekend.
The Remarkables Market is located at Remarkables Park right infront of the beautiful mountains there’s nowhere else you should be on a Saturday morning. I know friends from out of town travel all the way here just to get their hands on all the produce. Bacon butties? Sorted. Smoothies made of chocolate? Done.
There’s so much variety as one of the amazing things about Queenstown is the veritable feast of nationalities that reside here. All thrown together in a delicious melting pot of food, music, art and culture and this is exactly what markets are about. Rows and rows of beautiful things to show off the fact that this town is so wonderful. And so full of different people from everywhere, all wanting the same thing. To connect, to laugh, to hang out on a Saturday and eat so much lovely food you need to lie down for the whole of Sunday. Am I right? Then do it all over again the following Saturday.
There’s also plenty of car parking, a ginormous sand pit for the kids (and many an adult dreaming of being a kid still) dog area for them to settle and relax, views for miles and the smell of home cooking. Well done team! You’ve done it again.
Every Saturday 9am-2pm 21st October 2017- 14 April 2018
You can also take advantage of the free community stall if you want to fundraise or get your word out there! Get in touch here.
Want to be a stall holder? Get in touch with the team here
This post was created in collaboration with Remarkables Market but as always my opinions are my own.