You'll enjoy great dining options at many cafes and restaurants throughout the Mid Canterbury region. From the classic kiwi takeaway or New Zealand country pub meal to delicious first-class fare, Mid Canterbury is an exciting gourmet destination. Enjoy local products such as beef, lamb, venison and salmon, complemented by awarding winning New Zealand wines and craft beers. Bring a hearty appetite to our Farmer’s Markets which alternate weekly between Ashburton and Methven on a Saturday morning. By going direct to the source, you'll access some of the area's freshest produce, finest foods and homemade treats. You'll also get the lowdown from the passionate people behind these delights. Ashburton & Methven are only 1 hours drive from Christchurch, so its an easy way to create your own foodie tour.