Matakana Farmers’ Market Featured on Homestyle Blog
Christine (right) and I found ourselves overwhelmed with choice, for a tasty Saturday morning treat!
A short and scenic trip north from the hustle and bustle of the city found us amidst a hustle and bustle of a different kind. Walking past the dog-sitter you are welcomed into a riverside square lined with producers, growers and talented culinary individuals; each one with something delicious and unique on offer. From organic produce to local beer to fresh whitebait patties there was something for on offer every taste bud.
With the plan to head east to spend the afternoon along the Pakiri Beach – a must visit for those after sun, surf and stunning scenery – the market provided us with the perfect one-stop shop for picnic supplies. Homemade Pear Cider and tantalizing pies taking pride of place in my basket.
From fresh produce for the weekly fruit and vege to pastry delights and chocolate treats to indulge in while wandering the market there is something for everyone at the Matakana Farmer’s Market.
But it is not just the market which draws the crowds on a Saturday morning. Lining the riverbank and main street are stunning cafes, galleries, clothing stores and more. With a geeky crush on stationery and letter writing I was immediately drawn into a gorgeous store tucked in the far corner - Red Letter Day. Immersed in a world of nostalgia and surrounded by beautiful items destined to bring back the romance of personal hand-written communication, I could have got lost here for hours – had there not been so much more to discover!
Whether for the morning or a day outing, the personality filled town of Matakana is well worth a visit, and I can guarantee it will have you coming back for more!