With winter beginning to draw to a close and spring around the corner, Groote Post will be re-opening their popular country markets for the new season.
First up is their ‘change of season’ market on Sunday 28th August (from 10h00 until 15h00), followed by monthly markets on 25th September (spring market), 30th October, 27th November and 18th December (Christmas market).
On the last Sunday of August Groote Post will again be a hive of activity, brimming with delectable and beautiful country offerings. Guests can expect artisan foods, arts and crafts, home-ware and décor, and of course, Groote Post’s well-loved wines as well as loads of kiddies’ activities. In addition, the August market will be featuring some exciting new stalls as well as live music by Francois Haasbroek.
Local will always be lekker, with a divine selection of Darling gourmet produce including: Darling Mushrooms, Weskus Worswa, Udderly Delicious Cheese, Darling Pomegranate Products, Saucy Boys’ organic preservative-free chilli sauces, marinades and spices, Darling Brew and more.
The exciting line-up of new stalls will include:
- Man & Pan – Spanish cuisine (Paella, Milanesa, Churros)
- Mayna Seafood and Sushi
- Island Way Sorbet – low-fat fruit sorbet in real natural fruit shells
- The Fudgemaster
- Burger Fellers – the best beef chilli and chicken burgers on the West Coast
- Blaber Blades – handcrafted knives
- Clay Africa – ceramic décor
- J Beenz – kiddies wear and accessories for 0-10 year-olds
- Vintage Touch – vintage jackets and coats
- The Garage Studio – handmade paper and driftwood products
- Soulworx – handmade jewellery and tie-dye t-shirts
Highly-acclaimed Cape Town musician, Francois J. Haasbroek, will be entertaining the market-goers with folk and acoustic rock-styled covers, popular favourites, golden oldies and classic songs that never go out of style. For more information go to: www.francoishaasbroek.com.
After browsing through the market, visitors will be able to relax under the trees while tucking into their delicious eats from the market. Groote Post’s award-winning restaurant, Hilda’s Kitchen, will be open as usual, but please note that booking is essential. The kids, as always, will be kept busy with a wide variety of kiddies’ activities – tractor rides, face-painting, water-balls, guided horse rides and, of course, the popular playground. Although pets are welcome – all dogs must be on a leash at all times. Visitors arriving without their dogs on a leash will be given an option to buy one from the SPCA stall or hire one at the information stall.
Entry to the Groote Post Country Market is free of charge.
For further information on the Groote Post Country Market
Contact Eldré Strydom: 082 877 6677 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Groote Post Estate: Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the historic Groote Post farm, owned by the Pentz family and situated in the Darling Hills, presents a rustic and rural atmosphere with undulating hills, vast open spaces and warm country hospitality. In addition to a wide range of award-winning wines, Hilda’s Kitchen’s superb culinary experience and Farm Drives through the private game camp and vineyards, Groote Post also offers spectacular views of the Atlantic coast and Table Mountain, nature walks, bird-watching in the hide on the dam and spectacular West Coast flowers in spring.
Directions: Follow the R27, the West Coast Road towards Langebaan. Turn right onto the Darling Hills Road opposite Grotto Bay turnoff. After 10 km, turn right to the Groote Post cellar. Alternatively, take the R307 out of Darling towards Cape Town and turn off at the Darling Hills Road. After 7 km turn left to the Groote Post Cellar.
GPS Coordinates: S 33° 29’ 0.5” E 018° 24’ 35.0