Well, it’s been quite a frigid week, to be sure… but it seems we might have a few sunny days ahead to thaw out a little.  So, check out the all-new much-improved Mother City Living events calendar to find out what’s on in the coming days and weeks.

And, as always, here’s my take on the highlights for the weekend ahead:

Pure Boland Farmers’ Market

Saturday 12 September ‘09.  Brandwacht, Worcester.  (event info)

Indoor and outdoor market held every month (second Saturday) at Brandwacht, Worcester.  Offering a wide variety of home-made, hand-made goods and foods, plus plenty of entertainment for all.  Check out the stalls run by school-going entrepreneurs!

Oude Molen Village Market

Saturday 12 September ‘09. 10am-3pm  Oude Molen, Pinelands.  (event info)

Not sure what to expect here… but organisers say there will be organic vegetables, home-made or recycled goods and some holistic treatments on the go.

Markets, markets, markets!

Barely a weekend goes by without me visiting at least one market… there are just so many now, and they are fabulous! If you haven’t yet been, go and check out the Earth Fair Food Market (Tokai).  It’s a new foodie market that has a whole lot to offer. Fresh fish, smoked fish, artisan breads, free-range meat, tasty tasty crepes, organic vegetables and ever so much more.  It’s on Saturday from 9am to 2.30pm at South Palms (next to Builders Warehouse), in Tokai Main Rd.

The Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market has moved to Oude Libertas – and the new venue is perfect for the kind of laid back market-going I prefer.  I went last weekend and ended up mooching about on a piece of lawn, soaking in the festive atmosphere for several hours.  It was a bit cramped in the food hall, but only because of renovations downstairs – so this time around should be much more spread out.   The market is on from 9am-2pm on Saturday.

It’s been a while since I’ve been to the Porter Estate Produce Market (Tokai), but I’m told it’s still going strong, and on a sunny day there’s nothing like being in the great tree-lined outdoors. SATURDAY 9am-1pm

Willowbridge Slow Market is another goodie.  Mall-based it may be, but the produce is fantastic, so it’s definitely worth a little looksee and a lot of tasting.  It’s held at the Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre in the Northern Suburbs. Saturday 9am-3pm.

Kirstenbosch Winter Concert Series: Sterling EQ

Sunday 13 September ‘09.  18h30.  Tickets:  R100.  Kirstenbosch Restaurant. (event info)

On Sunday evenings between May and October, Kirstenbosch hosts an indoor winter version of their popular concerts at the Silvertree Restaurant. This Sunday’s performers are the all-girl electric quartet, Sterling EQ.  The R100 ticket price includes a welcome drink and a starter.

For bookings please call 021 762-9628 or email: info@kirstenboschrestaurant.com or visitwww.kirstenboschrestaurant.com

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