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Food markets and other goodies in and around Somerset West

March 2, 2012

Our self-catering option is very popular here at Penny Lane Lodge and although we have some very good restaurants nearby, many people like to sample the excellent produce which is available for picnics or to cook or braai using our facilities here.  Guests often ask me where they can buy fresh meat, fruit and vegetables.

In addition to the many farmstalls which are located in the way to Stellenbosch on the R44 road, there are some interesting local markets which are well worth a visit and which sell crafts and gifts too.


Helderberg Veld Winkel-Market
Southey’s Vines, 186 Helderberg Road, Somerset West

Held on the first Saturday of every month between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm, this market offers fresh produce, home-made preserves and cookies, together with artwork, jewellery and plants on sale.


Hathersage Market Day
Hathersage Farm, 15 Gordon Road, Somerset West

Held on the second and last Sunday of the month from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm, the Hathersage market offers a community-driven exhibition of the best local goods on offer from gourmet food and freshly picked produce to a range of crafts, gifts, plants, music and great wine. An ideal setting for a picnic on the lawns.

Blaauwklippen Family Market
Blaauwklippen Wine Estate between Somerset West and Stellenbosch
Every Sunday from10.00am to 3.00pm

The aim of the Blaauwklippen Family Market is to provide families the opportunity to enjoy a day out on the oldest and most beautiful wine estates in South Africa. With a delicious variety of food, an interesting selection of crafts, wine tastings, carriage rides and entertainment for old and young alike it is sure to provide a relaxed atmosphere

Stellenbosch Organic Farmers Market
Every Saturday from 09.00am  to 2.00pm

The Organic Farmers Market is beautifully situated at the Spier Wine Farm, Annadale Road, Stellenbosch, nestled in the buildings of the Stellenbosch Waldorf School.

The market remains true to its declaration to connect local organic farmers to local consumers. Offering a wide variety of the freshest organic fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat, nuts, grains, honey and more every visitor is not only guaranteed to fill their basket but also enjoy a breakfast /lunch or picnic with friends. The market has expanded its range to include fun activities for the children such as puppet shows, pony rides, playing on the dream workers jungle gym, drawing/painting, candle dipping, wood carving and more.

Woodmill Lifestyle Market, Stellenbosch
Every Friday night from 5.30pm to 10.00pm

For an evening’s entertainment, this Friday night music market is a great experience. Located in an arena with a contemporary street feel, the Woodmill Market is very popluar with families, friends and visitors to the Stellenbosch area. Currently it hosts approximately 30 diverse stalls, including but not limited to boutique wines, craft beers and home-made goodies to eat. Woodmill is a place where you can enjoy the finer things in life and it’s only 15 minutes drive up the R44 from our guest house.

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