The Hobsonville Point Farmers Market (cnr Hastings Road and Buckley Avenue) is housed in a converted ex airforce supply shed (Shed No.5). There is plenty of parking nearby, and the joy of having an indoor market is evident in the last few weekends with the (welcomed) intermittent rain. Although the market is opened on both days of the weekend, I prefer to visit on Sunday when there are more stallholders, and the place hums with activity.
There is something about this market which just strikes all the right notes. The stallholders are so convivial and the place has a perceptible community vibe. It’s a good size; you can spend 15mins here and get everything you need, or you can make it a destination and meander for a while, stop for a bite and a coffee, and laze in the landscaped gardens.
The interior of the shed is lined with wooden counters, for stallholders to set up. There is also a corner for musicians and a kitchen area where chefs (such as Kevin Blakeman) and stallholders demonstrate recipes. Continue reading