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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