Local Food Week

Local Food Week is an annual autumn festivity that celebrates Wellington's local food producers and food system.

On the right, young boy enthusiastically eats a strawberry while a grandfather watches, smiling. They are standing among community garden growing plots at Innermost Gardens.

If you love food, you'll love Wellington's Local Food Week!

Local Food Week is an annual celebration of Wellington's local food producers and food system. It is organised alongside Neighbours Aotearoa – a national campaign which encourages everyone around Aotearoa New Zealand to do something to connect with their neighbours. What better way to connect than around local food?

Local Food Week, 6–12 March 2023

Community picnic

Join us on Saturday 4 March, 1–4pm at Glover Park for our community picnic. A great way to celebrate local food week and Neighbour's Aotearoa, share some delicious kai and build connections around you – find out more on the Seeds to Feeds Facebook page.

Other events

Other events on during March:

  • 5 March: A Pretty Potluck Picnic at Miramar Prison Garden
  • 7 March: Te Awe  Gabor Toth (WCC Libraries) is speaking about the history of restaurants and cafes in Wellington
  • 9 March: Te Awe  –  Liz Mellish (Te Ātiawa, Taranaki, Ngāti Ruanui) is speaking about indigenous kai systems.
  • 10 March: City Housing Central Park – Food Systems action plan launch. Find out how the Council is activating food systems on multiple levels.

Keep an eye out for more events to come.

Food is a really great way to connect with others, so think about sharing these fun opportunities with your neighbour or sharing your hard-earned prizes with the person down the road. For more ways get involved with Seeds to Feeds or Neighbour’s Day Aotearoa, and see what they’re doing for our local food system outside of Local Food Week, visit:

Contact us

Community Services
Email: citycommunities@wcc.govt.nz