There are so many exciting events on every weekend in and around Cape Town – so many that I sometimes lose track. To help me get more organised, I’ve decided to start a regular weekly post containing the best (in my opinion) of what’s on during the weekend ahead… as well as highlights in the coming weeks (some things need to be booked in advance).
So, taken from my events calendar, here are my top picks for this coming weekend!
Hermanus Wine & Food Fair. Taste all of the wines of the Overberg region under one roof.
This year’s fair will ‘celebrate the wines of some of the more than 70 producers from Elgin to Elim, showcase garagistes and round off the sensational experience with a coffee and brandy tasting lounge and a gourmet food marquee.’
Tickets cost between R50 (Sunday pass) and R120 (weekend pass). Times: Saturday 10am to 8pm; Sunday 11am to 3pm.
8, 9 August
‘The OVERBERG ECO-EXPO will be a free two-day biennial event that will showcase environmentally friendly products and services and provide information that will help people to lead healthier and more sustainable lives’.
Visitors can: “See dozens of green products and services that are currently available to meet their needs. Learn about organizations helping to affect positive and sustainable change in our region, our country, and around the planet.”
Venue: the Bredasdorp Sports Grounds, Recreation Street, Bredasdorp. Dates & times : Friday 8th from 8.30am to 6.30 pm and Saturday 9th August from 8.30am to 3pm.
And, then, for the organic food-seekers, a summary of the best fresh produce and craft markets (in my opinion) on this weekend:
Friday 8 August
Constantia Waldorf School has restarted their organic market on Friday afternoons from noon onwards selling vegetables, flowers, biodynamic apple juice, and the well-known Camphill products.
Saturday 9 August
Busy produce and craft market housed in a beautiful old sky lit Victorian warehouse as well as a newly-opened courtyard at The Old Biscuit Mill in Albert Road, Woodstock. Great place to find organic and sustainable food and other fresh produce. (my experience)
Porter Estate Produce Market – Tokai. 9am -1pm
Outdoor fresh produce market with loads of food and crafts. Go early for the biggest choice of goods. (see related posts)
Rondebosch Organic Market – 7.30 to midday
A small weekly market held in covered stalls outside the Rondebosch library. If you’re not an earlybird, rather try something that opens a little later – the produce goes unbelievably early.
Timour Hall Road Organic Market – 10am to midday.
Christian Community Centre on Timour Hall Road, Plumstead. No-frills market with fresh, organic farm produce, at the best prices I’ve found yet. Plus, they have some of the best organic free range eggs I’ve clamped jaws upon (R10 a half-dozen). (see related posts)
Imhoff Farmers Market – 10am to 2pm
At Imhoff Farm, in Kommetjie Rd. Find organic veggies, home made pickles and preserves, delicious cheeses. Inquiries: Rael – 083 460 4034.
Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market – 9am to 2pm
Bosman’s Crossing, Stellenbosch. An authentic Slow Food market consisting of producers selling products they have sourced, grown, raised, harvested, caught, preserved or transformed themselves. (see related posts)