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An eco-village market – Camphill Village shows us how
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An eco-village market – Camphill Village shows us how

We're on the N7. It's a perfect Sunday morning – the skies are blue, the morning already hot, our window filled with scenic farmland and the promise of a market. Camphill Village, on the West Coast (well, not exactly, it's just down Klein Dassenberg Road from ...
Slaley Farm Market – with an emphasis on food, family and fun
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Slaley Farm Market – with an emphasis on food, family and fun

'Well,' says the brightly attired pancake man, whose name is Siegfried Kitching and whose kitchen skills, I assure you, are rather admirable, considering I can't flip a pancake to save my life, 'there is sugar and cinnamon, syrup, or sugar, cinnamon and syrup!...
Kom proe farm stall – a gem of Citrusdal
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Kom proe farm stall – a gem of Citrusdal

Let me warn you that there are no fewer than five farm stalls as you travel the N7 past Citrusdal, all competing for your attention. But if you approach the popular little village with Cape Town behind you, Alex Gordon's 'kom proe farm stall' will probably be ...
Visit the Irene Dairy Farm for a farm style breakfast or five litre bucket of milk!
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Visit the Irene Dairy Farm for a farm style breakfast or five litre bucket of milk!

I have visited Irene in Northern Gauteng a handful of times and one of my most favourite spots is the century old Irene Dairy Farm.  The farm started operating in 1889 and now, five generations down the line it’s still the van der Byl family at the helm. Th...
The Litchi Orchard Market in Umhlali, Dolphin Coast
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The Litchi Orchard Market in Umhlali, Dolphin Coast

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 about 30 stallholders with products ranging from artis...
Dassiesfontein on the N2 – if you visit one farmstall…
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Dassiesfontein on the N2 – if you visit one farmstall…

Dassiesfontein is a smorgasbord of THINGS. We're talking room after room of this and that – from antique furniture through kitchen plates, clothing and shoes, to Victorian fireplaces. The venue is a veritable collector's dream of kitsch and paraphenalia, so se...
Cape Town & Western Cape Markets – When & Where to find them
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Cape Town & Western Cape Markets – When & Where to find them

I’m a big fan of a food market and have decided to try and make more of a concerted effort to purchase fresh vegetables, bread, flowers and in some cases even meat and fish from our local market (the thoroughly divine Earth Fair Market in Tokai). I popped i...
Lunching at Clarke of the Karoo
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Lunching at Clarke of the Karoo

It's pouring with rain, the first proper soaking Barrydale has had this season, it's a Monday morning around midday, and we're nigh on freezing. We later learn that snow lies on the tips of the surrounding Langeberg Mountains, not visible because of the blanke...
Harvest of Hope – Harvesting hope with my weekly box of vegetables
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Harvest of Hope – Harvesting hope with my weekly box of vegetables

Every school week a box of vegetables is dropped off at my son's school with my name on it. It sits, in amongst similar boxes, awaiting pick-up. It must be said that I often forget and my box finds its way into the school fridge until I remember the following ...