Hobsonville Point Farmers Market
Last weekend, on a gloomy-looking Saturday morning, we traipsed over to the Hobsonville Point Farmers Market, an award-winning market located inside a historic seaplane hangar in Hobsonville (next to Hobsonville Point ferry terminal).
|An old seaplane hangar|
|Hobsonville Point Ferry Terminal|
|Gloomy, but beautiful morning|
The market runs every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9am till 1pm, and while it isn't the biggest market around, there is still a tempting array of stalls selling a range of high quality food items including fresh local farm produce, gourmet meats, artisan breads, specialty cheese, international foods, coffee, honey, home baking and more. It was truly an exercise in balancing restrain and indulgence for me, I wanted to buy everything in sight!
|Fresh fruits and vegetables|
|Winnie The Pooh would love this honey stall!|
According to the website the market was voted Best in Auckland in 2012 and then Best Surburban Market in 2014. I could have easily spent the entire morning going from stall to stall and sampling (and buying) the whole lot. As it is, we settled for coffee and some delicious pastries to start the day with, and I managed to restrain myself to only buying a few treats, like a scrumptious jar of eggplant relish, a little tub of homemade kimchi, and a loaf of caramelized onion foccacia bread for our dinner that night.
|A family-friendly and relaxed environment|
|No shortage of pastries|
|Delicious homemade loafs|
|For the muffin-lover|
|Liam checking out the wharf|
|Plenty of preserves and relishes available for tasting|
|Best seafood pancake I've had in awhile!|
We will definitely be making this a monthly trip, if not more. I have to have another helping of Seafood Pancake from the lovely Korean stall!
On a side note, music lovers will be happy to know that the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra will be bringing music to the market every Sunday in March from 11am-12noon, which means another three Sundays to enjoy good food, a great atmosphere, and excellent music to boot!
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