Most everyone we have met has advised us that we absolutely must go to the Hastings Sunday Farmer's Market. Since the market is literally a short walk down the block from our Bach, this is a no-brainer. We delay breakfast, grab my black bag and stroll over to the Showgrounds.
At 9am the market is buzzing with vendors and families. There's a local guitarist entertaining in the center of ~ 50 vendors. There's plenty of locally grown fruit and produce - mostly organic. William decides he needs a coffee; there are three coffee vendors, all with long lines. Oh well......while we wait I am able to snag a couple of open seats near the guitarist.
There are baked goods, bacon sandwiches, paella, tacos, sausages and so many other goodies calling to me. With all this to choose from I decide to treat myself to a cone of homemade blueberry gelato on this sunny Sunday morning. - Lol. By the time we complete the circuit my black bag is laden down with zucchini, summer squash, blueberries, plums and peaches. I would have bought much more but tomorrow we leave for Wellington and will likely have a much smaller refrigerator.
In the afternoon we decide to try one last Hawke's Bay Winery. This time we select Te Awanga, an area out near Kidnapper's Cove. There are three wineries and Elephant Hill draws us in. The tasting area is very busy, but there is a vacant comfortable couch under an umbrella on the patio. It is an easy choice to just order a glass of their Reserve Chardonnay, sit back and enjoy this beautiful day.
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