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.
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Announcement!!! 🏡 🌲 🏡🌲🏡🌲🏡🌲 Location! Location! Location! We’re moving, but not too far!!! In March 2020, Fourways Farmers Market will be relocating to our new venue at the the old Val Bonne Estate in the Modderfontein Reserve near Sandton. _ After a long search for the perfect location, our hearts have settled on this exquisite lakeside setting. It’ll take us a couple of months to get ready so please join us every Sunday at our sister market @waterfallmarket for the same local vendors, delicious food and special vibes. _ Stay tuned to social media for exciting updates. _ We are so excited! Bring on 2020! #BESTOFJOBURG2018 #bestofjoburg2019 #christmasatthemarket #christmasinjozi #wearemoving #fridaysatfarmers #acoustic #ENTERTAINMENT #familytime #streetfood #THEFOURWAYSFARMERSMARKET
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 will make 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. In the meantime, you can celebrate the very last Fourways Farmers Market event at their original venue over the December period. With a number of merry Christmas markets on the lineup, the FFM bids farewell to their first home and welcomes in a new chapter. If that wasn’t enough to keep you satisfied, 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 over the festive season.
Here are the dates for all the upcoming FFM and Waterfall Markets.
Christmas markets at the FFM:
- Friday, 06 December 2019 (night market).
- Saturday, 07 December 2019 from 09:00 – 17:00.
- Sunday, 08 December 2019 from 10:00 – 17:00.
- Friday, 13 December 2019 (night market).
- Saturday, 14 December 2019 from 09:00 – 17:00.
- Sunday, 15 December 2019 from 10:00 – 17:00.
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Waterfall Farmers Market:
Open every Sunday from 10:00 – 17:00.
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For More Information
Visit the Fourways Farmers Market website for more information, or you can follow their social media pages for updates on their new venue and upcoming events:
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/fourwaysfarmersmarket/
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