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Saturday, June 20, 2009

To market, to market

We braved the wind and rain this morning and drove down to the Hutt Riverbank Markets this morning.  The bad weather didn’t seem to have kept the customers away.  The main attraction of the market are the many market gardeners who bring their produce down from the Otaki region.  We were looking for fresh vegetables, and there was plenty on offer.  The people selling this produce are the growers so you certainly can’t get fresher than that.

DSCF1478  Part of the riverbank market

After buying our veggies, we went looking for one of our favourite stalls,  the cake stall.  The couple who run it told us that they start baking on Thursdays and cook in 4 ovens at a time.  That’s a lot of home baking!!  We love their fruit cake and melting moments, so just had to take some home.

We came across a couple from Feilding selling their own farmed  lamb which looked so nice that we parted with some more dollars.  We love lamb, so came away with loin chops, leg roast and something we haven’t tasted before, lamb and rosemary sausages.  All in all, we had an enjoyable time in the hustle and bustle, before heading home.  And yes, the rain still kept falling.

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