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Durban’s Markets

marketsI did some online trawling this morning and found a host of info on all the markets in Durban, some of which I already knew about but had just forgotten and some new ones, which I’ll be visiting very soon.

Here’s a run down:

The Karkloof Farmers Market
A fresh produce market offering high quality, choice, fresh produce from local farmers and producers in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. It’s an in-door Market with a wide variety of stalls offering everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to delicious home-baked treats and organic products.
2.6km from Howick, along the Karkloof Road, access off the D507.
www.karklooffarmersmarket.co.za

Golden Hours Rustic Market
This market happens every Sunday. There are a variety of stalls featuring home-crafts, clothing, food, home-made toys, preserves, pottery and general home goods. There is a  jumping castle and an adventure playground for the kids as well as tractor rides around the market. Light meals are available in a shady tea garden. There is lots of secure parking nearby.
Behind Hyper By the Sea, Uitsig Road, Durban North

Shongweni Farmers Market
This market in the upper Highway area attracts crowds from Durban and Pietermaritzburg on a weekly basis and has become well known for its diverse products, from organic foods and fresh produce to all the exciting products found at traditional craft markets.
Create the perfect start to your weekend by heading up the hill for breakfast and take along a basket to fill up with  farm fresh fruit and vegetables, cheeses, wine and more.
www.shongwenimarket.co.za

The Food Market
I reviewed this recently, see blog below.
Held on the last Saturday of each month at the Hellenic Hall in Durban North.
www.thefoodmarket.co.za

Country Market
Held at Heritage Market in Hillcrest on the last Sunday of each month from 9am – 1pm.
Live music, earthworm farms, pony rides, animal petting, fruit & veg, pickles and cheese, bread, books, flowers and more!

Fever Tree Market
Head up the North Coast for a fun-filled day with the family in an awesome country setting. Caribbean Connection steel drum band shows at 10am and 11am. Kiddies corners, face painters & entertainment for the children.  Awesome shopping experience from a wide variety of stalls.
9am-2pm, Saturdays at Claremont Farm, Salt Rock – follow the signs from the Salt Rock off ramp
For more info contact Lorraine 082 336 3222 or Michelle 082 775 3998

Feast Food & Craft Market
Only held on Sundays 4th October, 25 October and 29 November from 10am – 3pm at the Crusaders Sports Club, Ranleigh Crescent, Durban North.
Fresh produce, home baked goods, arts & craft, kids stuff & clothing, entertinment, food stalls, decor items and more… (If it rains, the market is held the following Sunday)

I heart Market
On the first Saturday of each month in the St Marys Church Hall next to Bean Bag Bohemia.
Homemade jams, jellies, cookies, cupcakes, pickles, terrines and rillettes, as well as local fashion and accessories on sale.
12 Windermere Road

Durban Food Market
A fine food affair, every Saturday morning at Gordon Road Girls’ School in Morningside.
There is live music, fresh produce, homemade cakes, olives, cheese, herbal salts, preserves, organic breads, Greek food, Austrian food, chocolate salami……and much more! Bring the kids and the dogs!

Essenwood Market
Held in the Berea Park every Saturday from 9am – 2pm, this market is a mixed bag of fresh food, crafts, clothing and junk! Grab a freshly frothed cappucino and browse the stalls which sell everything from jewellery, shoes, clothing, handbags and accessories to nguni hides, decor, candles, sweets, fresh flowers and art. Work up an appetite and don’t miss out on the avo with peppers and feta on fresh bread – sublime! Tables are set up under the trees for you to take a break and there is a kids playground to keep the little ones occupied.
www.essenwoodmarket.com

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    bhai adam
    5th November 2014 at 2:02 AM

    i am trying find the contact number for R.H. who sell the various chutneys. They are at 164 Howick Road, Pmb.

    • Reply
      askashe
      5th November 2014 at 10:41 AM

      I suggest you contact the organizers of whatever market you have seen these products at – I don’t work at the markets and google has turned up no results.

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    jason
    30th October 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Thanks for the information, would be glad to receive more everytime , as I’m a Craftsman looking for markets to exhibit my Crafts

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    Tracy
    6th August 2014 at 8:18 AM

    i am trying find the contact number for R.H. JOHNSTON who sell the various chutneys

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    Michelle
    12th March 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Hi,

    I getting married in July and would like to know where i can buy a big variety of flowers in Durban?

    Thanks
    Michelle

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      askashe
      18th March 2012 at 3:30 PM

      Try vegmoflora in springfield park, but you’ll need to have an account with them, otherwise try boston ivy florist or elizabeth’s florist i la lucia mall

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        Naveena
        8th January 2013 at 2:04 PM

        Hi,

        I am trying to find the supplier of “Homemade Jams, by R. H. Johnston in 164 Howick Road, Pmb. I would like to know where I can purchase their homemade jams.

        Thanks, Naveena

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          askashe
          8th January 2013 at 5:42 PM

          Hi Naveena, where did you purchase these previously – at a market? I would suggest you contact the market organisers to find out if one of their stallholders has this address/name. Cheers ashe

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    Mandrew
    28th February 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Does anyone know if there’s a Multiflora or a fresh flower market in Durban or nearby.. Many Thanks

    • Reply
      askashe
      9th March 2011 at 9:57 AM

      Try Vegmoflora in Springfield Park – but you do need a vendor account.

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    Vanessa
    6th November 2010 at 1:55 PM

    Fever Tree Market…follow the signs…NOT…no signs…travelled all that way, stopped and asked the locals, got directions to an indigenous nursery where the market is supposed to happen…to be told that the Market happens on a Sunday not a Saturday…!!!.?????

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    Renate Filter
    20th August 2010 at 11:15 PM

    Good evening, I would like to have info on how to order fresh flowers and country bunches on a regular basis from the market? Could you plse help me with this.?

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      askashe
      24th August 2010 at 7:46 PM

      Hi, you read a post on various markets in Durban, which market are you wanting to order flowers from?
      I would suggest you visit each market or contact them through their websites, to see if they supply fresh flowers.
      And then chat to that supplier who should be able to help you.
      cheers ashe

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    Jessica Wilson
    21st May 2010 at 12:27 PM

    I would like to request the contact details of the organizers of the Durban Food Market.

    Thank you

    Regards

    Jessica

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    Nadia
    19th October 2009 at 10:36 PM

    Such great details! Thanks!

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