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This region stretches from Kaikōura in the north to Aoraki/Mount Cook in the south, and includes coastal fishing waters to alpine pastures, with the plains created from the Southern Alps in between. Traditionally, it was major crop and pasture country, but in more recent years, there has been diversification to include other types of food as well as wine growing and malting barley for beer.

There are over 2,000 hospitality businesses in this region as well, so there are plenty of options to taste the final product and a growing number of ways to find and enjoy food at its source.

Canterbury's temperate climate epitomises the four seasons, with snowy winters, soft green springs, warm summers and long, abundant autumns. Each season has its food favourites - spring lamb, dairy and asparagus, summer new potatoes and berries, autumn fruits and game and winter kaimoana (seafood) and seaweed.

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We are a passionate group of growers and producers from the local Waipara Valley region, sharing…
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  • 78 Brighton Mall
  • Christchurch
BearLion Foods is your Real Food option located in Carnaby Lane, New Brighton on the East Coast of…
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  • 614 Omihi Road
  • Amberley
A winery, tasting room and restaurant, Black Estate is famous not only for its organic and…
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  • The Arts Centre
  • 301 Montreal St
  • Christchurch
Canterbury Cheesemongers is a cheese maturing and cheese selling business located in central…
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  • 9.00am – 1.00pm
Set in the stunning grounds of Riccarton House & Grounds the Christchurch Farmers' Market runs every
  • 156 Peterborough Street
  • Christchurch
Urban farm and social enterprise selling fresh produce at the gate.
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  • Unit 5/2 Papanui Rd
  • Christchurch
Gatherings Restaurant and Living wine bar places a focus on sustainable, local and seasonal cuisine
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