March 05, 2010
Fresh Cape farm produce
Although KwaZulu-Natal-based, Christine Marot never passes up an opportunity to head south and sample the many delights of the Mother City.
Despite having visited many of the world’s continents, she believes there’s no place like home, and enjoys promoting Cape Town’s mix of cultural, historical, natural and adventure tourism opportunities.
She believes current tourism trends reflect a greater reliance on bloggers’ first-hand experiences, which more often than not contain nuggets of useful information.
With a love of the outdoors, Christine is happiest visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach, catching waves at Kommetjie, hiking up Table Mountain or sipping a chardonnay under massive oak trees in the winelands.
Cape Town markets are well known for their fresh produce. Photo courtesy mallix
Why not turn weekend drudgery into an al fresco breakfast and family outing, surrounded by the beauty of the Cape outdoors?
Take a break from schlepping around the crowded shopping centres in favour of a visit to some of the Western Cape’s popular outdoor produce markets.
The Porter Estate produce market in Constantia Valley offers visitors a farm-style breakfast and special activities tailor-made for kids.
If you’re keen on fresh, healthy, organically grown produce of outstanding quality, you’ll find it at the Willowbridge slow market in Tyger Valley.
In the Durbanville Hills region of Cape Town, the Degustazione farmers’ market is the ideal place to catch up with friends, while shopping for gourmet eats.
Take along your wicker basket to load up on Cape Town fresh farm produce.