Welcome   to   the   Pietermaritzburg   Farmers   Market

The Pietermaritzburg Farmers Market was started by Mrs. Clifton in September 1991 with the help of the farmers in the area. It consisted of just 12 stalls.

The market was held every Saturday morning from 6am behind the N.C.D building (now Afgri) in Victoria Road. The market developed very quickly and it soon had to be moved as it caused major traffic jams!
After seven different venues we finally settled at our present site which is at the Botanical Gardens, Mayors Walk.

It has proved popular with all Pietermaritzburgers looking for a source of healthy fresh produce at a good price.

The market is open every Saturday from 06:00am - 10:00am.

The market has grown greatly since its inception and now consists of 58 stalls which cater for the following:
Soil: Vegetables, fruit, nuts, olives, flowers, seedlings and various plants
Dairy: Cheeses, butter, yoghurt, milk, cream and cream products
Grocery: Eggs, jams, marmalades, pickles, olive oil, tea, honey and various condiments
Bakery: Bread, pies, cakes and biscuits
Paddock: Beef, lamb, pork and poultry
Food stalls: Chinese snacks, samoosas, curry, vetkoek, pancakes and lots more

We are run by a committee who decide on the running of the market. The current chairperson is Brian Tweddle who farms at Cramond and has a vegetable stall at the market. He is one of the 4 original founder members that still come to the market.

We are the only Farmers Market in the country that features a Town Crier:    Peter Southwood.

You can find the following at the Farmers Market:  
  • Compost & Manure
  • Confectionery & Bread
  • Cut Flowers
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Fruit
  • Juice
  • Meat Products
  • Mushrooms
  • Nuts & Honey
  • Pet Food
  • Plants
  • Preserves
  • Seedlings
  • Take-Away & Tea Garden
  • Vegetables
...We   hope   to   see
  you   there   soon...
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