Last week’s Southern Suburbs Tatler had some interesting news… Apparently, the Observatory Neighbourhood Watch is planning to launch what they hope will become a regular event – the ‘Obs Night Market’:

(The market is) set to open on Thursday October 30 and will take place every Thursday from 4pm to 8pm at the Obs community centre. The community centre is a meeting place for purchasing fresh produce, crafts, eco-friendly products and household items, having supper from a wide range of foods and watching artists – from buskers to poi artists (jugglers). There’ll be tables and chairs but people can bring a rug and picnic on the lawns. (Southern Suburbs Tatler, Thursday October 16, 2008) **UPDATE 4 Nov ’08: times changed to 5-9pm**

I’m all for local markets – what a great way to stock up on your fresh produce without having to get into a car, or step into a supermarket. What would be awesome is if, like at Noordhoek’s weekly market, some of the fresh produce is not only bought by locals, but grown by them as well!

Of course, if you’re coming from outside, parking might be an issue (Obs having those funny little narrow streets), but the organisers claim to have given it ‘serious consideration’, so hopefully unnecessary congestion can and will be avoided.

For more information, visit the market’s website (I’m impressed – they’re organised!) or join their Facebook group, “Obs Night Market”.

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