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Wairarapa Gourmet Camping Trip

First weekend in March means Martinborough Fair on Saturday and TK Farmers Market on Sunday.

Here's the plan:

1. Head over hill for Martinborough Fair Sat morning (optional).

2. Meet up at Vynfields Organic Vineyard at 2pm for a tasting.

3. Head to La Finca to camp, cook and dine under stars.

4. Visit Te Kairanga Farmer Market Sunday morning.

La Finca is private land with a spectacular Wairarapa view. There is a caravan over there equipped with cooking and dining equipment. And a composting toilet. No electricity, no tap water and no cell phone coverage.

You will need to bring

* Tent, warm sleeping gear and camping chair

* Warm clothes - Wairarapa temperatures can drop dramatically at night.

* Food and wine for feasting

* Five litres of water per person for drinking, cooking and dishes - use your earthquake supplies

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  • Lucy M.

    Fantastic weather, gorgeous food and fabulous company. Thank you Marian for letting us stay in your lovely field. Can't wait for the next one....

    March 3, 2013

  • ruth m

    Excellent time, food and sleep! Thanks Marian.

    March 3, 2013

  • Julie W.

    Hey, we will be starters regardless of weather. Happy to do whatever suits - I am thinking of ratatouille made with fresh summer ingrediants & locally baked bread - if that fits in? Have tent, have cooker too, we will make our own way there.

    February 27, 2013

  • ruth m

    I'll make a salmon, roasted red pepper and zucchini pie to bring. Saves on washing up! It has got some ricotta cheese in it and buteer in the pastry. Is that okay Sue?

    February 27, 2013

  • Marian C.

    Ooooh let's do a four course menu on Sat night. I'll do scallops wrapped in bacon.

    Will travel on my own as I'll do a hospital visit en route.

    February 27, 2013

  • ruth m

    I'm happy to share transport and fuel costs. I can take a car or happy to go with someone else. I would llike to go to the fair for a few hours though.

    I'll help with dinner. Are we going to do a pot luck or put together a menu?

    February 27, 2013

  • Marian C.

    I've been keeping an eye on the weather forecast. Looks like the rain coming this weekend has pushed out to Monday.

    So we should go ahead and make some plans. We are now down to six people. Meetup spot: I will change the meetup spot to Vynfield Winery at 2pm. This is in Martinborough but I hear that the vineyards are fairly quiet on fair day.

    Transport: Who wants to take cars over? Does anyone need a ride? Food: Can we allocate four people to Sat night dinner and two people to Sunday breakfast. We have one dairy free person.

    Camping gear: Does everyone have their own tents?

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, sorry can't make it. ..

    February 26, 2013

  • signe c.

    sorry I have to pull out. Have some last minute folks arriving this weekend and will be busy with them.Hope it is a great time for all! Cheers, sig

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't come :(

    February 22, 2013

  • Marian C.

    Yes camping is weather dependent, so let's keep an eye on weather forecast and make some plans in the week of the event.
    cheers, Marian

    January 25, 2013

  • signe c.

    sounds like great fun!!
    Will there be some food planning?? This is my first foodie, so not sure how it goes....Hoping for good weather!!
    Cheers, sig

    January 25, 2013

  • Julie W.

    Great idea Marion!!

    January 23, 2013

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