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.