One of the best things about living in Maraetai is the close proximity to The Clevedon Farmers Marketing… it’s packed with ridiculously good food and produce, including brilliant international cuisine and sweet treats. I realise I’m shooting myself in the foot a little by singing it’s praises, the coffee line will get longer and the carpark will get fuller if everyone else cottons on to how brilliant the markets are.
The markets are also pooch friendly so our furry little friend comes too, and he loves it! As well as an amazing array of food there’s an amazing array of dogs who come along with their owns in tow.
My plan is always to have a coffee before I leave the house, that way I have the patience to line up for a second one once there. but breakfast is always the first priority and generally I go for a bacon sammie with spicy tomato sauce (it’s meant to be a bacon & egg sammie but I don’t eat eggs). Then it’s coffee time!
After my all important second coffee it’s shopping time:
- Organic dog food
- Te Kauwhata grapes (if they’re in season)
- Grape Juice
- Culleys Sauce
If we’ve got house guests to cater for we always try and source some food from the markets, I guess to show off a little. With things like Buffalo mozzarella, fresh bread, brownies and my all time favourite Argentinian alfajor there is definitely enough to treat and amaze any guest.
If you haven’t been to the Clevedon Farmers Market and you’re in Auckland then you should. I never thought I’d be a Farmers Market, jute tote bag carrying Aucklander and yet here I am.