One of my favourite markets in Cape Town is the Earth Fair Market in Tokai. I love all the traders, and go almost every Wednesday, meeting my mom for a glass of organic champers and a nibble of whatever takes my fancy. I also do quite a bit of my grocery shopping there – snapping up some of Rudi’s amazing sausages, bacon or what-have-you from Cure Deli, smoked angelfish, nuts from By Nature, berries from Sugarberry Trading (during the short but ever so sweet berry season) and more besides.
Market organisers take immense care in choosing their stallholders, and maintain a really high level of quality. Additionally, and importantly, there’s a great feeling of friendliness which I find very welcoming and fun. No snobbishness here – it’s all very laid back and wonderful.
Being primarily a food market, there are usually only a few handmade goods stalls – but that will all change this Friday for the Earth Fair Christmas Market – and I can’t wait to see who the organisers have chosen to participate.
On the cards for this year’s market: a range of top quality handmade goods and beautiful Christmas gifting items, including textiles, frames, jewellery, body pamper products, lights, Christmas cakes and decorations, handmade bags and more.
In between shopping, you can try something from their delicious selection of crepes, sushi, paella, wraps etc, and wash them down with real beer and organic wines (and bubbly!). The kids corner will be ready to keep the little people entertained so bring them along and do your shopping at leisure.
See you there!
Earth Fair Christmas Market 2011 – Event Details
Location: Earth Fair Market, South Palms, Tokai (near Builders Warehouse)
Dates & Times: Friday 16 December (public holiday) 3pm-9pm.
Cost: Free entry.
More info: www.earthfairmarket.co.za