I don’t think there can ever be enough fresh produce markets. And from this weekend onwards the Fresh Food from Die Platteland market at The Palms will be operating every Saturday as opposed to only twice a month.
If the soon-to-be-opening V&A Market on the Wharf lives up to expectations, we might just have a London Borough market in the making.
I’ve loved visiting the Earth Fair Market at St Georges Mall and at the Builders Warehouse in Tokai – and it’s coming to the Noordhoek Farm Village. From this Thursday we have a new night market to look forward to.
Do you remember the sweet old man, Eeltje (that’s Dutch by the way), who used to sell home-grown fruit and vegetables at Giovannis in Greenpoint? Well, in the last year or so he’s been trading from a derelict but quirky roadside cottage in Noordhoek. It used to be the old trading store known to locals as ‘Die Stalletjie’.
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