One of the smaller markets around Cape Town is the Kalk Bay Fresh Etc Market, held in the little seaside village every third Sunday of the month.  The market is taking a break, though, and won’t be on in January.

Whilst it seems strange to me that a market would close during the peak season, perhaps there were availability factors, or vendors were simply stretched too thin and couldn’t cope with being at so many different markets.  Whatever the case may be, according to organisers, the market will re-launch in February – with some new stalls joining the regulars, and with a newly structured setup.

Since November 2008 the Kalk Bay Fresh etc Market has every month provided locals and visitors to Kalk Bay an opportunity to stock up with fresh, moreish and wholesome food and natural products whilst enjoying a great day out in this popular seaside Village.

A quaint community-oriented food and natural products market, until now the Fresh etc Market has been hosted at the Kalk Bay Community Centre on Main Road opposite Dalebrook Beach on the third Sunday of each month, however there will not be a market in December 2009 or January 2010.

That’s because the Market is taking a short break until the new year, and it will relaunch in February 2010 as a more regular event with some great new stalls joining the familiar trader faces.

An exciting development is that the market traders will be running the market themselves as a Traders’ Association, giving them the capacity to build and develop their businesses along with the market.

Producers of food and natural goods, eco-friendly and green products and services are welcome to apply to participate in this very special local market from February next year.

This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to have a say in the running of an outlet that supports them in their efforts to grow their businesses.

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