Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Corner View - Shopping in Australia/New Zealand








I know the purpose of A Corner View is to post photos from your corner of the world, in my case, Melbourne. Due to camera illness however, I have posted some photos from a (relatively) recent trip to my homeland of New Zealand.

T and I were visiting my family in Tauranga, and decided to zip up to the Coromandel Peninsula for a few days. These photos are from the Wilderland Shop, an organic fruit and vegetable store just outside of Whitianga. Those plums were so sweet and delicious.

I love that New Zealand still has a tradition of roadside fruit and vegetable stalls with honesty boxes for payment. My parents swear by tomatoes from a stall just up the road from their house.

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23 comments:

A Captured Reflection said...

I live in New Zealand - I have put up my corner View. Love Tauranga, was visiting there at Christmas time.

Kaylovesvintage said...

I would be very happy there

state of bliss said...

Hello, thank ou for sharing your corner :) I'd love to visit New Zeland one day... Beautiful pictures.

Have a great day :)))

Ian said...

What is goldfruit? Talking of tomatoes, did you know that you should never put them in a fridge as it kills the flavour? You probably did, but I only found that out a few years ago.

fuoriborgo.com said...

I didn't know about honesty boxes, but they say a lot about New Zealanders.

Bonnie said...

Now this looks like a shop I'd like to visit !! I need to get to New Zealand one day ! I've had layovers in Auckland but never been able to leave the airport !

Ritva said...

thank you for your corner!
see you next week!

Kari said...

I love the roadside fruit stalls and the honesty boxes for payment.
Thanks for sharing.

caitlin said...

Not only are these photo's fantastic, but that fruit looks super yummy. Thanks!

Joyce said...

I figure if you were standing in it, it is your corner. smile... I love the photos!! Oh to have so much fresh vegetables and fruit on hand. Thanks. xoox

MODsquad said...

Oh, I'd love to shop here!! Such beautiful photos!! Thanks for sharing this lovely post!!

denise said...

I love those photos - what a wonderful place.

The Girl in the Yellow Shoes said...

Love it! Thank you!

nicola said...

love these shots!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Jeannette said...

In this part of Germany they also have the little tables in front of the houses with products from the own garden. Most of the time with a marmelade jar for the money. It´s one the things that I love about living here. But it is not as exotic as in New Zealand. ;)

n a t s u m i said...

I would love to get some red plums!! These must be really good! Thank you for sharing lovely photos!

trinsch said...

those fruits stalls look so nice! in denmark there are also fruits and veggies for sale along the road in the summer. i love the honesty boxes too. (it would be a disaster here in israel, though :)

outi said...

ooh i´m only dreaming of all of those fresh fruits and vegetables.. :)

epe said...

great pictures! :)

kinako said...

yum yum yum! looks and sounds like a great place to be.

Guusje said...

Hi, nice to meet you! I will be visiting soon again, really like your blog. Beautiful corner view.

jane said...

oops- i missed these last week. i´m glad i saw them now! lovely photos!

Charlotte Tollstén said...

One day I have to go to N.Z!!
I went to australia when I was still young ; ) but never made it to N.Z

Looks so lovely with the roadside stalls. I also saw them in Canada many years ago.