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I have to admit, I haven’t been to every single farmers market in Auckland yet (it’s certainly on my to-do list). But right now I can tell you that Clevedon Village Farmers Markets is one of the most wonderful mornings out. It will take you about 40 minutes to drive out to the grassy showgrounds which host the markets every Sunday from 8.30am to noon. This crisp, lush part of Auckland feels a mile away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Grab yourself a bacon and egg roll (with the tomato relish and parley pesto), a freshly brewed coffee and pull up a pew on one of the hay stacks. When you’re fully fuelled, check out the stalls selling seasonal produce, homemade preservatives, fresh meat, cheese and fish. Every stall holder knows their stuff. They’ll suggest the best way to cook the strange white eggplant you’ve just picked up, offer you a sample of a mini Kiwi fruit that you’ve probably never tried before and tell you all about the wholesome way their goodies were grown. If you’ve got little ones, there’s pony rides, ambling alpacas and plenty of pups on leashes.