The Matakana Farmers' Market
Have time to explore beyond Auckland’s CBD? 45min north is the village of Matakana that gets inundated ever Saturday morning by Aucklanders going to its Farmers Markets. Fresh organic produce, whitebait fritters (a local delicacy), hand-made clothes, antiques, and kiwifruit sparkling wine all vie for your attention as the barrista yells out the latest coffee order, the country band plays on, and the dog sitter holds on tightly to leashes at the entrance to the market.
By Guy Needham, AFAR Local Expert
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Matakana 0985, New Zealand