How It Works
Food lovers know that a memorable meal begins with the best ingredients and the freshest produce.
The-Market.co.nz offers New Zealand's best kept secret ingredients at your culinary fingertips!
This is a collection of products from all the hard working food purists out there, the small growers and producers who care passionately about the food they produce, but have yet to meet their chef or restaurant. It is a stroll through a virtual market giving you, the Chef, the opportunity to talk and deal directly with the food producers.
Top Chefs use The-Market.co.nz to find unique ingredients. It's a place to call on regularly as the products change often and can be boutique, seasonal, yearly, a cancelled export or in short supply. You need to be quick! as it can be a case of first in first served. Chefs can post notes on the wanted board when looking for a particular ingredient and can showcase a dish created using producers from the-market.co.nz.
The-Market.co.nz turns away from the traditional centralised supply system and brings buying back to local areas. The products are seasonal with a sense of 'terroir' giving them regional distinctiveness. The buyer knows exactly where their food is coming from because the food can be traced back to the grower, giving peace of mind that the product and producers are real.
There is an abundance of great food out there, so go forth and forage!
A producer can subscribe and list a product no matter how small or seasonal their supply.
Once your account has been approved, you manage your own 'micro-site' within The-Market.co.nz and you have the opportunity to tell your story so the Chefs, and the public, can get to know you. You can list a single product at a time with an image, description and your contact details so the Chefs can get hold of you. Interested?
As a producer, its a good idea to follow us on Twitter @TheMarketFarmer because, when a Chefs posts a note on the wanted board, we tweet it out to you! You can receive tweets from us on your phone without having a Twitter account.
Chefs subscribe for free and can browse away to their hearts content.
Once you have an account, you also have access to your own 'micro-site' within The-Market.co.nz. You can post notes requesting particular ingredients you may be looking for and showcase a dish you have created listing the producer or producers you have used. This is a fantastic way for the public to salivate over your latest masterpiece and entice them to head to your restaurant to sample the dish! Interested?
As a Chef, its a good idea to follow us on Twitter @TheMarketFarmer also because when the producers list a new product, we tweet it out to you!
You can receive tweets from us on your phone without having a Twitter account.
You get to watch and see which restaurants are using what products and decide where you would like to eat next! You can view the listed products and read the producers story. If you're still feeling left out of the action contact us to see if you are eligible for an account.