At last South Africans have woken up to the wondrousness of
the food market.
They’ve become cool. So cool in fact that you will have to
fight your way through the sea of foodie folk guzzling
their way through the delectable treats being peddled by artisans and farmers
It’s like an Italian dream (but in Seff Efricen) with organic vegetables, fresh fish and beautiful
flowers. There’s things like pomegranate juice, organic coffee and muffins the
size of your head to munch on whilst you meander around the stalls and fill
your bag with hand-picked mushrooms, cured meat, and raw chocolate.
It’s also a small step closer to using our local
producers and getting fresh and seasonal goodies onto our tables.
Markets in South
Neighbourhood Goods Market in Woodstock every Saturday – The mother of all gourmet
food markets, you won’t want to leave.
The Bay Harbour Market, Hout bay – just launched and
Earth Fair market, Cape Town city centre – a great place to
pick up a bite or just about anything else.
Earth Fair @Tokai (Main Rd, where the Builders Warehouse is,
the market is behind Bathroom Bizarre) - a great Wednesday afternoon or evening out.
Laborie Lazy Days Market – on Laborie wine farm in Paarl on Saturday mornings.
Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market - A weekly market where the
focus is on home-grown produce.
Blubird Wholefood Market – the definitive food market in Gauteng.
Hazel Food Market – local producers every Saturday morning
in Hazelwood, Pretoria.
Jozi Food Market – a fun Saturday morning out at Pirates
Sports Club, Parkhurst.
Bryanston Organic Market – food and crafts market on Thursdays
The Food market - the last Saturday of
every month, go to Durbans best food market.
The Hillcrest Heritage Market – fresh produce, pastries and
picnic basket fillers on the last Sunday of every month.
I know we haven’t covered them all so please let me know
about your favourite local food markets and we’ll list them in our events
section for all to see.