They had me at ‘Craft G&T’s’ at 10am, sitting in the Durban winter sunshine. 27 degrees and it was beautiful, at the Shongweni Farmers Market on our trip to KwaZulu-Natal. The farm style, country market is something that could have been copy-and-pasted out of small town, middle America. Hay bales and raw wood are working together to create a 150 food and craft stall market, which are all focused on one main idea – buying local!
‘It is both our goal and passion to help people realise the importance of buying local. Whether it’s everyday items like bread, milk, cheese, vegetables, and meat, or the more luxurious ones like homemade cakes and pies, we owe it to ourselves to know where our food is made, grown, reared or produced.’ says the quirky website.
And just for those who like to be able to budget on holidays and foodie outings, I was honestly shocked at the price of the food we bought. The value for money is KZN seems ridiculous compared to our crazy hometown. My breakfast giant Vegetable Spring-Rolls, a yummy Hot Chocolate and two Craft G&T’s on Tap came to R115. What a bargain for a morning well spent.
Follow Shongweni Farmers Market on social: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the updates and for special events and the live music information, or you can email them on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find the market at Lot 457, MR551, Shongweni in KwaZulu-Natal, and they are open every Saturday between 6:30 and 11:30am, and there’s no entrance fee. It’s gets really busy, so we were told to get there early. There’s loads of free parking, and plenty of wheelchair bays right at the entrance. Speaking of which, the whole venue is wheelchair friendly.