Plan your weekends around local country markets and stock up on fresh, homemade treats. These are our favourites in and around the Northern Cape…
1. Kimberley Town & Country Market, Kimberley
This is the remake of the previous Bean se Bos Country Market which was held on the outskirts of Kimberley. Now on the lawns of Queens Park, it’s becoming a really popular market for the whole family centring around the theme: MADE – SEWN – BAKED – GROWN. Some 30 vendors showcase quality crafts, handmade decor, many delicious food stalls, artisan cheese and bread, gifts, furniture and natural beauty products. There’s also loads of entertainment, competitions and an enticing coffee garden. Stock up on jams and preserves, cakes, fresh produce and game meat. As the organisers say, it’s bigger, better and closer to home for the local folks.
- When: Last Saturday of every month, 09h00-14h00
- Where: Queen’s Park, Corner Regiment & Park Roads
2. The Old Mission Market
A non-profit craft and farmers market on the banks of the Orange River and in the tranquil surroundings of a historical museum. There’s a local cheese maker, a traditional soap maker, rusks and cakes like your ouma used to make, boerekos, roast chicken and fruit and veggies grown on the banks of the Orange River. And don’t forget to seek out the fabulous wines that the region is famous for.
- When: Every last Sunday of the month, 09h00-14h00
- Where: Kalahari Oranje Museum, Upington
- Contact: 061 198 5037, www.facebook.com/oldmissionmarket