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Super special specialty produce at Alberton Market Day on Sunday!

Rendell McIntosh from Alberton

Its the first Alberton Market Day of the season on Sunday! Many of our favourite regulars and several exciting new food vendors will be bringing their delicious artisanal goodies.

Come along to treat your taste buds and pick up a few things you wont find in the supermarket! Stock up the pantry and shop local for all your Christmas gifts this year.

Pictured: Spice mixes and tea by Chati Chai, Yvette from the Red Hot Kiwi Company, wild meat deli products from Cazador, Pauline with her Christmas cakes made to Great Grandma Jenkin's recipe, boutique single origin chocolate bars from Foundry Chocolate, Wild West Worcester who will be bringing their sauces and relishes all the way from Dargaville, jams and pickles made by Nancy from Zino's - possibly the most prolific preserve maker in the city!

Alberton Market Day, Sunday 10 November, 10am-2pm. FREE ENTRY. Rain or shine. Dog friendly.
100 Mt Albert Road, Mt Albert.

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