Every Saturday morning from 10h00 to 12h00 Greyton’s Market Square is abuzz with activity, where people flock to buy home-made and home-crafted goods. This is very much a Community Market with a variety of goods from Greyton and the villages of the Overberg. Greyton has a wealth of talented artists and crafters who display their diverse work each week without fail.
The Kingwill’s Concordia Dairy Farm sells preservative-free cheeses in a wide range of flavours. Jon Manson sells his home-made low-fat yoghourt, labneh and farm butter, Rhian’s Danish pastries, Ilse van Lingen’s biltong and wood-fired bread and Loret’s range of home-made pestos will more than solve those weekend catering problems. Samosas, roti and fresh doughnuts are on offer under the Genadendal Bakery gazebo and Greyton’s famous lemon products include everyone’s favourite pancakes stall where the queue is a social event and patience is rewarded with lemon curd or cinnamon fillings, fresh lemon ice cream and lemonade. Lemon cordial is the speciality of Stella van Leeuwen who also stocks dried fruits. Arts and crafts abound, with Norma and Chiv’s watercolours, Norma’s hand-stitched bookmarks and Gill’s exquisite calligraphy cards for those very special occasions. Linda Klopper displays exotic decoupage gift ideas and delicious French onion soup in the winter. Get to the market early and treat yourself to a bacon and egg roll from Yvette Herring or join the throng in the social space and enjoy a coffee from the Conservation Coffee Stall and meet up with the locals. There are the most delicious rusks, biscuits and koeksisters, freshly baked by Gertie Williams from Genadendal, Fresh organic vegetables from Alex and Liezel, bottled fruits and veggies from Jon Matthee, Val Turner’s renowned marmalades and jams – Greyton market has it all! There’s even a stall selling falafel which, together with delicious hummus, you can fill your own fresh pittas. Then there are Ann-Marie Green’s hand-crafted hessian hats and bags, Jan Vorster’s wine-barrel creations, leather products from Caledon, and smudge sticks from The Blue Hippo Commune, not to mention Gretha’s serene white candles and Sandra’s fragrant essential oils, soaps and remedies.
The Southey’s Vines Country Craft Market with close to 200 stalls offering visitors genuine handicrafts of the very best quality. Children’s entertainment includes a jumping castle, face painting, art station, sand art making. There are also food stalls which allow parents to one can watch their children whilst enjoying the fare on offer.
It is only open during the summer months.
Khan’s Takeaways offers visitors to the George Farmers Market a full bodied Mutton Curry which is as good as any. They also offer a selection of tasty samosas.
Food markets the Garden Route
Breakfast in the Park @ the Outeniqua Farmers Market
The Blaauwklippen Family Market, Stellenbosch is open every Sunday 10h00 to 15h00. There is a wide range of stalls from fresh produce and homemade products to crafts and plants. They live music, delicious food stalls and their Blaauwklippen wines. Take a blanket and spend a day with the family relaxing under the trees
Jono’s breakfast at the market starts with tacos
The Kos & Wynmark can be found at the Hermanuspietersfontein Wine Cellars at the Hemel en Aarde Village closest to Onrus. The farm lies nestled in the valley between the mountainous area close to Stanford and the Atlantic Ocean. The market opens at 09h00 and with wine goes food. You enter the courtyard with stallholders at wooden tables, black boards behind them and a welcome aroma of bacon and eggs. Visitors are spoilt with a choice of local cheeses, wine by the glass, oysters, charcuterie platters, salads, pancakes, cupcakes, olives, tapenades, jaffles, vetkoek and themussel pot. There are pates, shawarmas, biltong as well as freshly squeezed carrot, beetroot, kale, broccoli, apple, pineapple and banana.
It’s open till 13h00 on every Saturday of the year come rain or shine but please note dates and times may be subject to change and you should check their website or social media pages for latest.
Contact: +27 (0)28 316-1875
Anika de Goede
072 352 8046
083 648 9250
072 750 1898
Market day in Swellendam is the last Saturday of each and every month!!! It is held Under the Oaks next to Old Gaol. There is a good selection of food from vegetarian and specialty dishes to hot dogs and pancakes. There are stalls offering freshly squeezed juices, waffles, cakes, wheat-free and sugar-free options. It is a small country food market, where all products are locally made or grown, with a good selection of organic vegetables, jams, preserves and raw cheeses. Local crafters are well represented displaying handmade toys, plants and textiles.
Voortrekstreet, Swellendam, Western
11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Local produce, crafts, plants, food, people, sun, children, chat, fun, laughter, play, relax, meet….
+27 (0)82 722 1258
Jan Rossouw +27 (0)82 751 3775
Christiane Dreismann +27 (0)76 2302918
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