As we enter the last two months of 2013, we can almost feel the dread amongst many of you as time seamlessly slips away form 2013! Well, we hate to be the bearers of bad news but there is still a lot to see and do around Stellenbosch during this time, so you’ll just have to make provision in your diary to try them out!
Be prepared to feast your eyes and tummies on the selection of berries brought to you by local farmers and abroad. The event celebrates the start of Summer at the Slow Market and a chance to indulge in the fortitude of seasonally picked palettes of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, pomegranate juices, delectable reductions and a host of other “berry” inspired ideas (Strawberry sausage anyone?) There will even be crafters selling berry- infused items such as soaps, bath salts and designs.
The event takes place at the Stellenbosch Fresh Goods market known as the original authentic Slow Market. For more information and to join in the fun, visit: http://slowmarket.co.za/events/all-things-strawberry-fair
This is one for the farmers and farming enthusiasts. Now in its fourth year, the show has established itself as one of the premier agricultural shows in the Western Cape. The focus of the show is on research, farming, agricultural produce and equipment with special emphasis on the wine and fruit sectors. Exhibitors will be showcasing products such as tractors, irrigation, fencing and fertilization.
The event will take place at Van der Stel Sports Grounds, Merriman Avenue, Stellenbosch. For more information and the full event programme visit: http://www.agriworks.co.za/index.php
For those who enjoy the ambience of the Cape’s markets, here’s another goodie! The courtyard market offers a wide variety of lifestyle and vintage exhibitors. The unique indoor market will feature a variety of local music playing all night long. Accompanying the symphony that meets your ears will be a variety of stands serving up a multitude of food and beverages to satisfy everyone’s craving. Boutique wineries will be serving up a multitude of new vintages and there will be a selection of cold craft beer from Café” Royale’s bar.
To find out more visit: http://www.thewoodmill.co.za/