Country market at Wedgewood

2015-09-16 06:00

PORT Elizabethans looking to escape the crowded city life can get a taste of authentic country living at the new Wedgewood Family Market on October 10.

This artisanal food and fresh produce market will be held on the second Saturday of every month at the Wedgewood Golf and Country Estate on the outskirts of PE.

According to organiser Elsje Smuts of Trueblue Communication and Events, the newly redeveloped venue will provide the perfect backdrop for the rustic market.

“It’s within easy driving distance of the city centre but it still feels like you’re in the heart of the countryside.”

Smuts, who is the co-founder of the highly successful Valley Market, said a country market offered something completely different to its urban cousins.

“This is about slowing down and enjoying the wide open spaces and fresh air. The emphasis is on creating a genuine, wholesome and stress-free atmosphere.

“We want people to come for breakfast and stay for lunch.”

She said patrons could look forward to the same top quality foods and handcrafted goods that had made her other initiatives such as Christmas in the Home so popular.

“We strive to present products that are unique, and the way in which these things are presented is also important.

“Every aspect is taken into account to ensure a memorable experience.”

On the menu for the first market are freshly baked goods, deli meats and biltong, jams and preserves, yoghurts and cheeses, mustards and balsamic reductions, craft beer and farm-fresh produce.

“For those with a sweet tooth, we’ve got fudges and jar cakes, a variety of cupcakes and cake slices, cinnamon buns, Belgian chocolate and loads more delicious indulgences,” said Smuts.

The Makoy Food Truck, and Wafelbak – the Belgian Waffle Food Truck- will also be in attendance.

With ample parking, room to move and a safe, tranquil environment, she said it would make the ideal daytrip for families.

Members of the public are invited to bring donations in the form of school stationery and new or used toys, which will be handed over to a local children’s home.

The market will be open from 9am to 2pm. Entry costs R10 for adults and children younger than 12 years enter free.

For more information, go to Alternatively, phone Elsje on 082 873 7663 or email

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