This coming weekend is one of those jam-packed with choices… the kind that make me wish there were more hours in the day, and more cash in my wallet!

From gourmet markets to fun-filled fish fares, there is definitely something entertaining for everyone this time.

Robertson Valley Hands On HarvestRobertson Wine Valley’s Hands-on Harvest

27 Feb – 01 Mar.  Various times and venues in the Robertson Valley.

A new wine festival in the Robertson Valley that looks set to be rather a lot of fun.  Small, intimate groups of wine-lovers get to do some wine-making of their own – picking grapes, sorting them, stomping on them and – my favourite – wine-tasting by horse cart (!).

Of course, tickets had to be pre-booked by the 25th of February, so if you haven’t got them already, it’s unfortunately too late.  (find out more)

nitida mktNitida ‘Degustazione’ Farmers’ Market

Sat 28 Feb.  7.30-midday.  Nitida Wine Estate, Durbanville. Contact: Getha Havenga on Nitida 021 976-1467; or email getha@nitida.co.za

One of my favourite outdoor country-style markets in Cape Town, though I don’t go as often as I’d like to.  

Held every last Saturday of the month on the lovely Nitida Wine Estate out in Durbanville, this market has all sorts of delectable gourmet goodies and a wonderfully rustic atmosphere in which to enjoy them!  (find out more)

Menngos Food GardenLekker Local Lifestyle Market

Saturday 28 Feb.  10am to 3pm. AME Church, 52 Derby Road, Lansdowne.  Sheena:  T/F: 021 762 1680. Map.

This new little market in Lansdowne is a Menngos Organics initiative, whose main aim and focus is to bring about an awareness of a healthier lifestyle while bringing the community closer together.

All the vegetables, herbs, plants and trees are organically grown (and sold at affordable prices) and there will be traditional fare to munch on as well as hand-made crafts for sale.

I’ve visited the Menngos garden (pictured), but haven’t been to the market itself as yet, but I feel smaller markets like this deserve to be supported, and I hope to get there this weekend!  (find out more)

kalk bay fish fareKalk Bay Fish Fare

Saturday 28 Feb.  10am to 6pm.  Holy Trinity Church, Main Road, KALK BAY.  Contact Kevin for more info: 083 338 4201

Annual fest of fishy delights – everything from fish curry, fish kebabs, mussel chowder, crayfish curry, salmon rolls, herring and fish cakes to fish & chips, fried calamari, braaied yellow tail, seafood potjie, prawns and pickled fish.

There’s a small entry fee – and all proceeds go towards restoration of the church. 

hout bay summer green faireHout Bay Summer Green Faire

Saturday 28 Feb.  9am to 6pm. Hout Bay Community Cultural Centre, Baviaanskloof Rd, Hout Bay.  Entrance for adults R15 and kids under 10 free. 

A showcase of eco friendly lifestyle choices…. find out about anything from alternative sources of power to recycling, to wormfarms.  Let the knowledgeable Sue Visser of NatureFresh teach you how to use food as your medicine.  Nibble on healthy organic food and more.  (find out more)
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