Stellenbosch Slow Market
Every Saturday, from 9am to 2 pm, local producers from Stellenbosch and Cape Town gather at Oude Libertas in Stellenbosch to sell their creations. This market, known as The Slow Market, is divided into three sections one flowing into the next. You are greeted by a gathering of craftsmen and women in the smaller marquee with creatively fine crafted items including jewelry and exquisite handmade wood items.
The market is divided into 2 sections seamlessly flowing into each other. Designer items, at very affordable rates, and collectable vintage clothing happily shares an isle with freshly made paella, masterfully created stone ground breads and delectable Belgium treats like waffles smothered in their home made jams. We could not resist the Butter Chicken Curry (and managed to scoop up the last portion) although it was a chilly day we were tempted by the smoothies and freshly made juices. We sampled the variety of locally produced beers and were very impressed by the quality.
The busy little hub of the Stellenbosch Market is the indoor area. Everything in this part of the market would make every Foodie giddy with pure delight. The amazing selection of specialty meats, dro wors and biltong would meet the approval of even the most passionate meat-lovers amongst us.
Much of the indoor space is dedicated to charming freshly made sweet treats. Handsomely displayed and dripping with chocolate, butter icing and cream. The Florentines are jam packed with nuts and the cupcakes are little pieces of edible art. Fudge and toffees are wrapped like little Christmas presents begging to be devoured.
Finding the choice between the sweet selection and the savouries impossible to make I just did what any Foodie in my position would do and got something of everything! The wheels of ripe oozing camembert and bottles of plump olives could not be left behind.
The Stellenbosch Slow Market is the sister market to the one at Willowbridge in Bellville. All produce is sourced, grown, raised, harvested, caught, preserved and transformed by the producers themselves. The Slow Market support small purveyors of fine foods, gourmet eats, handmade crafts and local designs. Their website quotes; We think local and believe small and slowis beautiful. Come and see our market and learn to buy and cook seasonally from people with a passion for what they do.