On Sunday, back in NZ for Ma’s 60th birthday I found myself at the Clevedon Farmers Markets enjoying one of life’s pleasurable combinations – the stroll, gaze and graze.
My second visit to these markets situated only 45 minutes South East of Auckland City didn’t dissapoint. They provided a lovely little treat – enjoying New Zealand produce at its best right from the hand of the maker, grower, cook.
Wandering around I was reminded of how much I love Farmers Markets, seeing new things, tasting, trying……and the subsequent buy. I made a mental note to self to visit them more often in my local digs of Sydney. If you live in Sydney this is a wee guide to a few you can check out.
There’s something about food makers, growers, artisans, artists and creatives which really resonates with me and has me eager to explore creating a sustainable working life slightly outside of the slipstream / mainstream. These markets inspired me.
If you live in Auckland or find yourself a visitor I recommend a wee visit. It’s the real deal, set in the lovely Clevedon country side renowned for agriculture, Polo, a slice of old school lifestyle and fabulous Oysters.