New organic and fresh food market for PE

Farm produce will be on sale in the Baakens Valley

The first of a monthly Organic and Fresh Food Market will be held at Chicky’s Yard in the Baakens Valley on Saturday, November 24.
Organiser Elsje Smuts hopes this will be a sustainable food market with an emphasis on organic, naturally grown and free-range options, bringing quality, farm-fresh produce to urban-dwellers’ doorsteps.
“We want this to become a sustainable market that helps people reconnect with the joys of simple living and fresh, locally produced food,” said Smuts.
“While the market will initially be held once a month, the plan is for it to become a weekly Saturday morning market, along the lines of the Wild Oats Market in Sedgefield.”
Smuts said stall items would include farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, free-range eggs, honey, farm-fresh butter, cheeses and dairy products, artisanal breads and pastries, coffee, herbal teas, and more.
“Our aim is to be as natural and green as possible, so we will be recycling our waste and asking vendors to reduce their use of plastic containers.”
The 2018 market dates are set for November 24 and December 22. From January 2019, the Organic and Fresh Food Market will be held from 8am to 1pm on the last Saturday of every month. The venue is Chicky’s Yard in Ellis Street. Entrance is free.
For more information, find @organicandfreshfoodmarket on Facebook or contact Elsje on 082 873 7663 or

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