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Posted on: Monday, 26 April 2010

Earth Fair Market – a review

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Earth Fair Market

Earth Fair Market

We don’t cook at home on a Wednesday night anymore and the reason for this is that we’ve started going to the utterly fabulous Earth Fair Market in Tokai in the Constantia Valley, Cape Town.

Open twice a week (Saturday 9am – 2pm and Wednesday 3pm – 8pm) the Earth Fair Market which is located behind the Wetherleys on the Main Road in Kirstenhof (where the big Builders Warehouse is) really is worth a visit.  We popped in last Saturday and spent a good hour wandering the stalls, tasting the many breads, cheeses, hams, olives, nuts, dips and spreads on offer and eventually walked out with two ciabattas and a jar of rosemary and chilli salt which will be used on the roast chicken tonight and the roast lamb tomorrow night!

Wednesday evenings is a lot more ‘vibey’ and we battled to find a seat at the trestle tables and benches set out for people to sit at.  Tables are decorated with candles in wine bottles and small bunches of flowers in tin cans – a very sweet touch indeed.  For starters we had delicious sushi and at R45 for eight pieces it wasn’t too steep either.  For main course we tried a Ciao Bella pizza – it was nearly closing time and most of the ingredients had been used but the helpful Ciao Bella lady made up a pizza for us and it was sensational.  Also on offer are scrumptious pies; fat with fillings such as lamb and rosemary or Cornish pasties or homemade curries.

The Earth Fair Market is child friendly too with a small area set aside for children, complete with a low table and chairs for drawing. So why don’t you pencil in the Earth Fair for next Wednesday evening – its indoors too so inclement Cape Town winter weather wont be a problem!


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Helen Rushton


After living in London and travelling the world for many years and more recently living in the Mother City, I now reside on a tranquil sugar cane farm in Kearsney; an area steeped in the history of South Africa’s sugar industry. During the summer months I get involved with the community by assisting the local primary school with swimming lessons at our country club. Some of my favourite things are reading or picking freshly grown vegetables and Iceland poppies in our garden. Milly, my boxer loves her walks to the river that runs through our farm and sometimes, Sandy the cat I hand reared, joins us for a stroll!

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