Happy Mondaaay, beautiful people!
I hope that the post-weekend blues aren’t getting you down and that you’re ready to take on the new week!
We’ve been attending quite a number of markets lately, so I thought that I’d do a little series of posts dedicated to all the amazing markets here and why you should check them out!
Today I’ll be starting off with the Crossways Farmer’s Market!
Where is it?
The Crossways Farmer’s Market takes place within the Crossways Country village, which sits halfway between Port Elizabeth and Jeffrey’s Bay. It’s only about half an hour’s drive out of town so it isn’t too far off.
When is it?
The market takes place on the first Saturday of every month between 9am and 2pm, which is the perfect window of time be able to check out every stall, do your shopping and even have lunch at the neighboring Crossways Country Kitchen restaurant!
Is there an entrance fee?
No there isn’t, entrance is free!
We’d always heard about Crossways but never actually paid a visit till the past Saturday! My Mom suggested we pay a visit and off we went!
I can confidently say that it’s definitely worth the drive out of town!
The scenery is beautiful out at Crossways, and it’s nice to be able to take a little break from the city and enjoy the countryside!
The market had a really great atmosphere, and there were so many goods on sale!
How gorgeous are these flowers?!
We bought some olive paste! I’m the least adventurous person ever when it comes to food, but my sister convinced me to try a sample of this and it actually tasted pretty good! The brand is ‘Laharna Farm Products’.
Next, we bought candied nuts! Honey coated with a hint of spice! The honey coating was a little rich for me, but I still enjoyed it. It’s such a clever and unique flavour combination! My Mom bought some honey as well. The stall and products are by ‘Wild Hive Honey’.
Such a beautiful setup too! Gotta appreciate a lovely layout.
How cuuutee are these children’s clothes?!?!
And of course, some fresh produce!!
Not pictured but also pretty cool was a man named Roger selling guitars and psychedelic ukuleles! His store is called East Coast Music Instruments and is based in J-Bay for anybody interested! I’d buy every instrument in sight if I had the money to!
Next we got some chips, because chips are a market-must if you ask me!
There was live music as well that day and I feel like that’s the perfect way to truly complete a market atmosphere, some good live tunes to keep the vibe going!
The performers, Black Velvet, were absolutely amazing! I thought the music playing was a recording or from a radio! 😂 That’s how good they were! They played mostly 70’s and 80’s classics and it really set the tone for the outdoor, country setting.
All in all, what a great first visit it was!
If you’re ever in the Eastern Cape, make sure to mark your monthly calendar for the Crossways Farmer’s Market! You’re sure to have a good time!