Sunday, 27 September 2015

Rustic charm at Riversands

Another blistering day on the Highveld (I baulk to think how freakin hot it's going to get over the next six months). We spent it outdoors (not a good idea when you're as pale and prone to sunburn as I am), checking out the new(ish) Riversands Farm Village Market, just north of Dainfern Square, where I went for the Bloggers' Social Evening three weeks ago.

As far as family-friendly, urban farmstyle markets go, it's one of the nicer ones we've been to. Very well laid out, loads of space, great variety of food and products for sale, a playground for kids (R40 buys them full day access), a beer garden with live music, and just a really chilled vibe (mercifully poseur and hipster-free). The animal farm was, however, really disappointing.

Although Riversands Farm Village seems to be open pretty much every day (Tree Tops Adventures, similar to Acrobranch in Melrose, is on the same property), the market itself only happens on Sundays, from 9am till 4pm. I would suggest you go early and leave before it gets too hot. And take cash, as many of the stalls don't take plastic.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Heritage Day 2015

Yesterday being a public holiday, we moseyed across to Jackal Creek where my in-laws stay, for the estate's annual Market and Family Day. It was just as well supported as last year's event, and they had a great selection of food and products for sale. Definitely something worth marking on your calendar for next year.



Below: My sister-in-law and the latest addition to our clan - my precious nephew Odin