*UPDATE*. June 2009. Unfortunately, the Streepmuis Market is no longer operating. However, the ‘Streepmuis Deli’ can still be found at the Nitida Farmers Market, on the last Saturday of every month.
Brilliant! Farmers’ markets seem to be springing up all over the place, offering locals the opportunity to buy fresh goods not very far from their own doorsteps.
Last week I wrote about the new Kalk Bay Fresh Etc Market and the Elgin Valley Farmers’ Market, followed just a few days ago by news of the Obs Night Market (all of which I have dutifully added to my ‘markets‘ page).
And now, via WineCountry, I’ve just found out about the Streepmuis Market, a new fresh produce market for the Paarl area. The venue is Simonsvlei, a wine estate on the R101 just outside Paarl (you can see it from the N1 – it’s the one with the massive bottle in the front).
Streepmuis Market is Paarl’s newest place to get together on a Saturday morning. You can enjoy breakfast while shopping for fresh produce, or if you like to sleep a little later, join us for brunch or an early lunch. We will also have ice-cold beers and wine for sale.
Our mission is to promote environmentally friendly products from the local community and entrepreneurs within the public and to help with the marketing and the sales thereof.
Liking the sound of that!
The Streepmuis Market will be taking place for the first time on the 8th of November (9am to 2pm) and will be held every Saturday thereafter. Plus, during the festive season, the market will also operate on selected Sundays: 30 November and 7, 14, 21 December (9am to 1pm) – all of which I’ll be adding to the Mother City Living calendar shortly.