Where It All Began
Landscape Architect and Horticulturist, Greg Straw developed the Fourways Farmers Market in 2013. His vision was to create a space where artisans and crafters could sell to the public. Set within a beautiful outdoor garden, this was to be an intimate market experience. However, as the market made its debut at the Fourways Farmstead, it became increasingly popular. Drawing in hundreds of visitors to their weekly Sunday market, the Fourways Farmers Market is undoubtedly one of the most popular weekend craft and food events in the city.
With over 107 vendor stalls, selling an array of cheese, sweets, gourmet meals and drinks, the market is a hive of activity. Patrons are welcome to take a seat under the Jacarandas, or on the famous hay bales. Surrounded by plant life, under the glorious Joburg sun, the market is an idyllic retreat from busy city life. However, space has become limited, often causing frustration among visitors. With limited parking available onsite and a cramped market space, the Fourways Farmers Market was in need of a new home.
The Modderfontein Nature Reserve
On Friday, 22 November 2019, the Fourways Farmers Market announced the location of their new home! The former Val Bonne Country Estate at the Modderfontein Nature Reserve will now host your favourite weekly market. A short trip from Fourways, the Modderfontein Nature Reserve offers ample outdoor space. The surrounding views are also quite spectacular. This family-friendly venue is sure to be a welcome change for both the vendors and regular patrons of the market. However, you can still find all the fresh, local goodness you have come to expect from the Fourways Farmers Market.
The market made its official debut at the Modderfontein Nature Reserve in March 2020, giving them a few months to prepare the venue to accommodate all their vendors and you, of course. If you can’t wait, then take a trip to their sister market, the Waterfall Market at the Mall of Africa in Midrand. Featuring the same collection of vendors, this market is a must-visit for artisan products. Click here to find out when the next Fourways Farmers Market will be held. Click here for the upcoming Waterfall Farmers Market dates.
For More Information
Visit the Fourways Farmers Market website for more information, or you can follow their social media pages for updates and upcoming events:
- Facebook – www.facebook.com/TheFourwaysFarmersMarket/
- Instagram – www.instagram.com/fourwaysfarmersmarket/
- Details: +27 11 465 0877 | email@example.com