This weekend the Simondium Country Lodge hosted the charming Garden Ideas Market .
With spring around the corner, gorgeous weather predicted for the day and a chance to experience the magnificent views on offer, I was in!
(Franschhoek Wine Tram with the majestic Simonsberge in the background)
The local food markets are a great place to do your weekly grocery shop. By dealing directly with the producer/ manufacturer, you’re avoiding a bunch of packaging and marketing costs and purchasing everything fresher than fresh.
To make the most of your market experience, here are a few things to be aware of before embarking on your quest for local goodness… Read More
Fresh waterblommetjies from Afrikara
Starlings’ Wednesday afternoon food market is a happy place – there’s no better way to describe it. It’s all dappled sunlight, bustling colours and chattering people – happy people. Traders and customers do a quick catch-up on arrival before delving into the sharing that masquerades as trading here. Money and goods are exchanged, but so are recipes, ideals and passions. It oozes bonhomie.
Matts veg, straight from the good earth
Set in the picturesque little garden at Starlings Café, it lends itself to intimacy and a sense of community. We feel it’s our very own ‘secret garden’ where traders and shoppers have become friends we look forward to spending time with each week.
Tidbits & tasters