The wine farm that understands sustainability presents the Spier Werf Market, complete with artisanal goods. Hosted under ancient oaks on Spier’s newly-restored historic farmyard every Saturday, this new weekly farmers’ market is all about making living better a whole lot easier. DECO gets a sneak peek of what to expect…
WHAT TO EXPECT
Entrance to the market is free and there’s plenty on offer for your pantry: from organic seasonal vegetables and grass-fed beef to sulphite-free bacon and truly free-range eggs. And, if you get peckish while you browse, you can snack on a selection of artisanal cheeses and freshly baked pastries, washed down with a glass of Spier wine or a locally crafted gin cocktail.
Weekly workshops include boerewors making with Farmer Angus, Kombucha making with Theonista’s Meghan Werner, a seedling propagation workshop by Farmer Neil and cooking with market produce with Spier Eight’s Chef Charl.
Workshop tickets are R250 each, only 25 tickets available per weekend and can be booked via Quicket or at the information stand at the Market.
FOR THE KIDS
There will be lots of farm games, child minders, a face painter, kids’ workshops and a kids’ entrepreneurial market, facilitated by Pocket Money Market at the end of every month.
NURSERY AND SEED EXCHANGE
There will also be a heirloom seed exchange where visitors can exchange seeds. The Treepreneurs will have a stand where people can donate money in exchange for spekbome and also drop off containers for them to plant more trees.
This is a family-friendly gathering where ugly fruit is beautiful, worms stay in hotels and people earnestly swap seeds and share food. That said, if you’re more into sipping wine on a grass bank under a tree, then that works too.
Launching on 31 October, the Spier Werf Market takes place every Saturday from 9am – 2pm at Spier Wine Farm, R310 Baden Powell Road, Stellenbosch, 7603.
FIND OUT MORE:
Market Manager, Sasha-Leigh Briel: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spier Communications Manager, Marina Vermeulen: email@example.com
All Images courtesy of Retha Ferguson