One of Cape Town’s iconic markets, Earth Fair Market is celebrating its 9th Birthday this month.

They are inviting you to celebrate with them on Wednesday 25th July with The Rivertones playing live from 6-9pm. Look out on their Facebook page for Birthday shopping voucher giveaways in the next few weeks!

Earth Fair is unique in the way that they operate, hosting markets three times a week from two different locations. It’s the only market that hosts a night market, an outdoor market and a shopping market. On Wednesdays (3-8:30pm) they hold a very vibey night market in Tokai – a great market to top up on fresh produce as well as to hang out with the locals and meet up with friends. They often have fantastic bands playing, making it a fun midweek outing for the whole family. The Thursday market (11-3pm) in St Georges Mall is a European style street market in the heart of the city, just below the Cathedral. It’s beautiful to wander through, and the food is delicious!

And then there’s the Saturday market,  the pride and joy of the Earth Fair Market stable.  Held every Saturday (9-2pm) in Tokai , this market is all about food shopping,  offering free range butchers, bakers, organic and farm fresh fruit and veggies and one of the first zero waste stores in the country. It’s a market where you’ll find everything you need for the whole week (and you can stop for breakfast or lunch as well).

The Earth Fair Market has very high quality standards, and a strong ethical component. Market founder, Jacqui Simpson, worked for many years in the corporate side of the food industry, and became extremely disillusioned with the not-so-ethical practices of big food industries. Out of this disillusionment sprung the idea of a food market, which could bring people closer to the source of their food and away from mass produced food.

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