Shongweni farmer’s market

shong1

This past weekend I got up at an outrageously early hour (7am..) and hauled sleepy butt up to the Shongweni Farmer’s market to see what I could eat. And there was loads. But 7:30am is still crazy busy so its best to queue for the breakfast meals as soon as you arrive (I didn’t, was too busy being distracted by cupcakes).

My loot was really lovely olive oils, balsamic vinegar reductions, various wild meats (like the springbok I purchased and cooked), a giant farmer’s grocery basket (that my cat has claimed) and a gorgeous cutting board. I shlurped up two different kinds of lemonades and Im sure there was at least one pastry that met its ungraceful end with me.

shong2

I like the atmosphere of the place, with all the hounds walking about, the smell of fried eggs and coffee and everyone is really friendly. Also: puppies. People walk them everywhere and I trail after, trying to give them (the pups, not the people) a smushing.


Next time I need to shop less and eat more because the breakfast options were plenty and looked amazing. The only thing that was amiss were fresh-out-of-the-hen eggs. There were free range punnets available but I understood them to be from the big farms that supply our stores already. I’m looking for genyoowine happy hen eggs out of someone’s backyard coop or something. I had the pleasure of enjoying some overseas and the yolk was so firm, it was practically a levitating sphere above the albumen in my pan. Maybe I missed a stall? Can anyone advise?

IMG_7451 IMG_7457 IMG_7461 IMG_7471 IMG_7477

Add a comment

*Please complete all fields correctly

Related Blogs

Posted by cuizine | February 24, 2016
It’s been around for over a year now and is the brainchild of Anna Savage, the lady behind the I heart Market. The Morning Trade is one of the spots...
Posted by cuizine | September 1, 2014
It’s a new month, a new season and with it comes a whole new look market calendar! A HUGE thanks goes to the wonderful people who have chosen to support...
Posted by cuizine | August 8, 2014
Wow, we have had an incredible few weeks in Durbs, with all the food events happening. Last weekend we had the launch of Rivertown and with it the new market...
error: Content is protected !!