The Shongweni Farmers Market story is one of humble beginnings in 1998...
The Shongweni Farmers Market story is one of humble beginnings. In 1998, we had only 12 stalls selling food and fresh produce on a field belonging to the Shongweni Polo Club. Little did we know that our small offering was set to sprout into something special. After attracting stall holders and customers from far and wide, we’re now proud to host over 150 stalls. More than half of which, offer delectable food and outstanding fresh produce.
It is both our goal and passion to help people realise the importance of buying local. Whether it’s everyday items like bread, milk, cheese, vegetables, and meat, or the more luxurious ones like homemade cakes and pies, we owe it to ourselves to know where our food is made, grown, reared or produced. Whilst some argue that markets like ours break the bank, they’re actually less expensive because they cut out the middleman! It’s also a more environmentally friendly way to shop, making it pleasuring to the earth and your pocket.
Founded by a family of avid dog lovers, our market is probably the only one where dogs are welcome. Just be sure to have your plastic bag and leash at the ready, if you wish to bring along man’s best friend. You can visit our Gallery to view our album of furry friends who can’t wait to visit the Market each week.You’ll find that the Market is 100% wheel chair accessible, providing the ultimate in convenience for those wishing to visit us. Our child-friendly, soft play area for kids under 4 is free of charge, allowing moms and dads to shop with peace of mind.
We’re often home to a few special events, particularly on public holidays. Whilst some of them might entail a cover charge or a donation to a charity, we promise it’s all worth the cost and often for a good cause. Check out our Facebook page for more info on the happenings at the Market!
We’re lucky enough to see the same friendly faces returning week after week for a dose of their favourite things. Some might say it’s the ambiance, or the peace of mind that comes from buying what you need directly from the maker. Others credit the safe environment, professional management, and the unbelievable sense of real community. We say it’s a rare combination, so why not drop by to see what makes us the most authentic market around?