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Pietermaritzburg Farmers Market at KZN

15 March 2014 - 6:00am - 10:00am

22 March 2014 - 6:00am - 10:00am

29 March 2014 - 6:00am - 10:00am

5 April 2014 - 6:00am - 10:00am

12 April 2014 - 6:00am - 10:00am

19 April 2014 - 6:00am - 10:00am

26 April 2014 - 6:00am - 10:00am

3 May 2014 - 6:00am - 10:00am

Event category: Sale/Fair/Auction

Artists/Speakers: None

Contact details: Siphixolo Ngqasa (KZN-NBG Biodiversity & Events Office): O33 344 3585 Mike Paulton (Farmers Market Secretary): 082 8860 687

Entrance charge: Entrance free

How to book: No booking for buyers. See details if you want to have a stall.

Event venue: Entrance Lawnkzn Farmers Market

Come to the Farmer's Market for good value produce and an enjoyable morning out.  After stocking up at the market, proceed to the garden retail nursery, restaurant or enter the Garden for a relaxed walk or picnic.

You can find the following at the Farmers Market:

Compost and manure, confectionery and bread, cut flowers, dairy, eggs, fruit, juice, meat products, mushrooms, nuts and honey, pet food, preserves, take-away, tea garden, vegetables beef, lamb, pork and poultry, bread, pies, cakes and biscuits, eggs, jams, marmalades, pickles, olive oil, tea,  cheeses, butter, yoghurt, milk, cream and cream products, olives, seedlings and various plants.

The Market is run by a committee. The current chairperson is Brian Tweddle who farms at Cramond and has a vegetable stall at the market. He is one of the four original founder members that still come to the market. Mike Paulton (Secretary) is responsible for assisting people who want to join the farmers market.

History

The Pietermaritzburg Farmers Market was started by Mrs. Clifton in September 1991 with the help of the farmers in the area. It consisted of just 12 stalls.

The market was held every Saturday morning from 06h00 behind the N.C.D building (now Afgri) in Victoria Road. The market developed very quickly and it soon had to be moved as it caused major traffic jams.  After six different venues, it finally settled at Alexandra Park, behind the Harry Gwala Stadium. The market moved to its new home at the KwaZulu Natal National Botanical Garden on 18 January 2014.

For more information on how to have a stand on the Farmers Market, please contact:   

Mike Paulton (Secretary) @ 082 886 0687 or alternatively Call KZN-NBG @ 033 344 3585

By SANBI

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