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Posted on: Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The Litchi Orchard Market in Umhlali, Dolphin Coast

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Litchi Orchard Market

Litchi Orchard Market

The Litchi Orchard Market is located on Seaforth Avenue in the KwaZulu Natal coastal town of Umhlali and takes place on the first and third Saturday of each month between 8am and 1pm.  Currently boasting just less than 30 stallholders with products ranging from artisan breads, organic vegetables, homemade curries and Indian specialities to pancakes, dresses, nuts, preserves, German baked goods and the undisputed market favourite breakfast stall, the Litchi Market is obviously worth a visit on a Saturday morning …

The focus of the market is on food products that are local, farm-fresh, seasonal and sustainable and the opportunity to buy straight from the farmer means you are cutting down on your carbon footprint …

The market area is set up in the beautiful old litchi orchard – what a unique setting to spend time chatting to stallholders and sampling the variety of produce for sale.  Tables and chairs are set out throughout the market and in the orchard itself so come prepared for a picnic brunch or lunch with friends and family and of course you can buy your eats and treats straight from the market itself!

The Litchi Orchard is a farming family owned and run venture with the aim of the project being to celebrate food and how it’s produced.  The family hopes to use food to build a thriving local community and a strong local culture with the emphasis being on the outdoors and fresh, local, preferably organic produce.

Litchi Orchard Market

The Litchi Orchard also has a nursery (The Orchard Nursery) on the premises and offers visitors a true nursery experience!  Expect to see a blend of top-quality, value for money plants with friendly service from nursery staff.  One is welcome to wander the nursery and orchard while getting ideas from the food gardens on show.

The nursery stocks a wide range of indigenous and exotic plants and although they aim to focus more on the production of ‘food plants’ and food production they are well-known for their beautiful bougainvilleas and palms!

Times and Contact Details:
The market is open on the first and third Saturday of each month between 8am and 1pm
The nursery is open Monday to Friday from 7am to 3.30pm and 8am to 12pm on a Saturday.
Contact Jeremy Eb on +27 (0)84 205-6151

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Helen Rushton

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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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