Most recently, it was the Oratia Farmers Market at Artisan Wines, Waitekere.
Like so many NZ markets, this one is small by comparison with Aussie markets. But hey, who said bigger was better? We were able to park onsite, for free, and although busy, it wasn't unpleasantly crowded.
The stall holders were extremely generous with tastings - which worked to their advantage, because I think we bought everything we tasted!
It was an expensive visit, but so worth it to try quality NZ products straight from the producers.
Even the kids enjoyed it.
And as a Mum, I loved that the stallholders offered the kids tastes. So often, the little ones are ignored, when let's face it, they hold the pester power in the parental purse-strings.
And if I know they will eat something, I'm much more likely to shell out for something, even if it is more expensive than the supermarket.
And so I did...
Hungarian bread, tomato, fetta and basil
(Sadly, no one obliged. Sigh)
(Again - we wouldn't have bought it if the kids hadn't tried it and liked it. So kudos to the stall holder)
Wicked chocolates. By name and by taste!
Getting into the chocolate tasting
Mmm .. to die for is right!
You can get something for nothing in Auckland ...organic apples at a raffle stall