Looking for a great outdoor escape this winter? We’ve found three great farmers’ markets that are perfect for a crafty day out.
Shongweni Farmers’ Market, KwaZulu-Natal
Located just off Kassier Road in Hillcrest, Durban, this festive market showcases the best craft, food and drink that sunny KZN has to offer, from locally handcrafted woodwork and jewellery, to freshly-baked rye bread. The market has the added benefit of being located in one of the few places in SA that never really experiences cold weather, so it runs all year round; go to shongwenimarket.co.za for details.
The Old Biscuit Mill, Cape Town
One of SA’s favourite outdoor markets, The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock promises an array of local treats, from handcrafted handbags to delicious macarons and imported coffee. The tented markets on Saturdays are great for those looking to get out and also escape the windy winter weather. The market is open throughout the year; see theoldbiscuitmill.co.za for more info.
The Shed on R59, Johannesburg
A great under-roof market in Joburg, this Saturday fair is the perfect place to bring the family for some mid-winter outdoor fun. With live music entertainment, gourmet food, creative crafts and a micro-brewery with smooth ales and lagers, it’ll be a great day out. It’s also open all year round; visit r59shed.co.za to find out more.