Every year, Slow Food groups around the world celebrate Terra Madre Day, a day dedicated to promoting good, clean and fair food.  Every group does things differently, some hold canning parties, others focus on the importance of water, still others engage the public in tasting workshops of local specialty foods.  In Tanzania, a gathering was held to discuss the importance of traditional food for human health (read more Terra Madre stories here).

Here in Cape Town, a farmers market will be held as a contribution to the Terra Madre celebrations:

Piccolo Mondo (Small World) Farmer’s Market is a Mother Earth Market with a distinct difference! Be part of the greater whole and come and visit us at Oude Molen Eco-Village, Alexandra Road, Pinelands on Sat 10 Dec 2011 from 10am to 5pm.
A range of organic produce which includes vegetables, fruit, berries, raw honey from Napier, cheese, artisan breads from the Millstone Resturant at the Eco Village. Organic deli meats which has been slow cured without preservaqtives, organic oak smoked chicken, organic chocolates from Cocoafair that have been gift wrapped and many more……..
A broad selection of food that will have you queuing at different stalls like Panini Breads with different fillings, boerewors rolls and bacon and egg rolls, sweet and savory pancakes, hot mielies, savoury breads and pate’s and slow- cured deli meats are some of what you can expect!
Piccolo Mondo Farmer’s market will take place in a tented space on the grass surrounded by lots of trees in partnership with Cape Town Talent Exchange Vendors. There will be child friendly entertainment to keep your young ones amused, pony and horse rides for the more adventurous ! Bring the swimsuits as there is a swimming pool for the swimmers and lots of friends to meet
Come and hear Samuel Mxolisi Pono, a Jazz Saxophonist from the Ntonga School of Music in Gugulethu, blowing the sax with your favouring music!

I love the Millstone Cafe – ever since my first visit back in 2009 – and don’t visit nearly often enough (especially as I live pretty close to it), so I’m hoping to check out the Piccolo Mondo market this weekend, and see what local food goodies can be found there.

Piccolo Mondo Farmers Market – Event Details

Location: Oude Molen Eco Village, Pinelands
Dates & Times:   Saturday 10 December 2011.  10am to 5pm.
Contact : Petrina on Cell: 074 302 3254 / or 021 761 2373
Email : menngos@mweb.co.za

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