This weekend we thought we'd check out Matakana Village. We heard it's a local market held every Saturday for good (organic mostly) food with a little handmade on the side. It was about an hours drive from our house so not far at all.
They were fantastic. So many beautiful, fresh, local foods and supplies it was hard to select just a few to buy from. And the lay out was fabulous. I haven't seen anything like it at home, but would be such a great thing to set up. It felt almost like what I imagine a market would have felt like back in old trading days. Simple but lovely. We came away with beautiful blue cheese, olive flat bread, smoked garlic, organic homemade salami and an eggplant plant for the garden (much to the kids disgust!)
Then one our way home we took a little detour to discover Snells Beach. Unfortunately the tide was too far out for swimming, but it's never too far out for adventuring and having fun.
What do you like to do on the weekends? Do you support your local markets? What stalls draw you in?