I visited the Market at the Palms in Woodstock last month for the first time and was delighted at what I found.

Its a bi-monthly market and described by the organiser as” “Fresh food from the Platteland”. From the West Coast – Langebaan, Saldanha and Paternoster to Darling and Mooreesburg. Everything is fresh, never frozen. The market offers a range of fresh oysters, mussels and fish and prime cutmeats which can also be pre-ordered for delivery in Cape Town. Other scrumptious offerings are designer teas from Carmien, fresh flowers, figs, the best preserves vinegars and reductions, homemade pies and ginger beer. Not to mention the yeasty smell of crispy, fresh breads. Chocolates, olives, pancakes, gourmet sandwiches and Lemberg Estate wines and beers will be available for tasting.

In addition there are also traders and artisan producers from Cape Town.

You will find a large number of wines available to taste and buy, and this uncrowded market is ideal to meet friends on a Saturday, linger a bit and eat your way through a few of the stalls.

I spent a couple of hours walking through the market and chatting to the producers and learned so much about what they were producing, where they were from and why they love what they do.

I took a loaf of freshly made sourdough rye bread home from Arnelia Farm and ate it everyday for a week. They also sell bunches of their exquisite proteas as well as potted plants.

To see all my photos from the Market a the Palms and get a full impression of what you will find there – visit my Facebook page.

To check out when the next market it visit their Facebook page.

The Palms, 145 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock



  1. Looks like a fabulous market. Your photos are beautiful. But I’m looking for one with more “foot traffic”.

  2. Sam

    Hi Erika, yes maybe this is the right one for you then although I am sure it will grow. Biscuit Mill is the busiest.

  3. Isabella

    Thank you so much for the post…..if you have time pop around this weekend….it is our biggest market ever…and do ask for me, Isabella Niehaus ( the market madame!!) would love to meet you and have a cup of coffee. Take care and baie baie dankie.

  4. Sam

    Hi Isabella, thanks I did get the invite, but I have a baby shower this Saturday. I will try and pop past if I can.

  5. Mathe - Once upon a Bread

    Hi Sam. Thank you so much for the great post. Especially about my bread and our beautiful flowers and plants!!! Hope to see you again soon!!!

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