Okay, I humbly apologise to anyone who tried to go to the Gardens Market this morning… If you did, like me you will have discovered that there wasn’t a stall in sight – no organic vegetables, no hand-made crafts, NOTHING.
So, I can only assume that either they had some trouble gathering traders and decided to postpone or cancel the market… or there’s more than one Tafelberg Tavern on Roodehek Terrace (hmmm… I think not).
Now, I do understand that markets can be uncertain beasties, and that sometimes these things happen – launches get delayed, and markets sometimes don’t happen as planned. That happened to launch of both the Triangle Square Market (postponed by a week) and the Kalk Bay Fresh Etc Market (postponed by a month).
But what I do find annoying is that I’d been in direct contact with the organisers of the Gardens Market, and had asked them to keep me in the loop regarding the event. Additionally, their website still states 29 November 2008 as the launch date, which makes me wonder why they bother to have a website at all.
Anyway, I’m not quite sure what’s up with this one, and I still have high hopes for it, but I think I’ll wait a few weeks before I make the special trip into town again. I hope none of y’all were similarly disappointed!