FAQ

 

When is the Market open?

The Market is open every Tuesday and Friday from 7.30am - 1.00pm, rain or shine, except public holidays or civil defence emergencies. 

What time do I have to be here if I want to sell? 

For regular stallholders you must arrive before 7.00am to secure your space.

For casual stallholders you must arrive after 7.00am and before 7.30am to secure your space.

Arrival after 8.00am may be turned away.

Pack Down time

Packing can commence after 12 noon weather depending. Should you pack up before 12 noon please obtain permission from Market Management. This is to keep customers and stallholders safe from moving vehicles or falling items. 

How long has the market been running?

The Wesley Market has been running since 1994, started up by a local community group. The market is now run by the Auckland Council as part of the Wesley Community Centre.

The Market are opened on the days befits are being issued; the aim is to ensure that the community will have enough money to spend on quality and fresh food to provide for their families. 

We are always looking for stories and photos of the market in earlier days - so if you are able to share them with us please contact us!

I want to open a stall. How much is it and how do I apply?

Market fees depends on type of items, size and regularity. For more information, contact us on our form or visit us at the market.

We are currently not accepting any fruit and vegetable, second-hand clothing, bric-a-brac stalls.

Are your produce organic?

All vegetables are grown in Auckland and fruits comes from other parts of New Zealand and imported. Most vegetables are organic, and the eggs are also free-range eggs! Tofu are also made from non-GM Canadian soybeans. Only fruits from community gardeners are organic.

Who are these community gardeners?

These are local community residents who grow a little bit of fruit and vegetables in their garden. They are not commercial growers, so you know you are supporting the locals.

Are your produce locally produced?

The fruit and vegetables from their community gardeners are local and they are all Mt Roskill residence.

Most vegetables are grown in Pukekohe, Auckland and because there aren't many commercial orchids in Auckland, most fruits are from Kerikeri or Hawkes Bay and some are imported.

Seafood are picked up from auction in the morning on the day you purchase them except some items such as kina, paua and crayfish.

Who are these second-hand vendors?

We have a variety of second-hand vendors from clothing, bric-a-brac and other collectibles. All the stallholders are subjected to Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2014. If you have any concerns of the origin of the items please contact the Market Management. 

Do you take any fundraising groups?

We love fundraising groups, from local charities, youth groups to schools. We have a barbeque you could borrow but you will need your own gas bottle, food and utensils.

If you are looking at selling food as fundraising, please speak to the Market Management first. Under the Food Act 2014 you may prepare and sell food up to 20 times per calendar year without registration. 

Find out more about fundraising and food on Auckland Council's website

Any other questions?

Please feel free to contact us on (09) 301 0101 or puketapapa.programme@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.