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Chef's Pantry

Return to food that is ‘real’

Farmers Markets have sprung up across South Africa over the past 4 to 5 years.
The world over there is a return to food that is ‘real’. By real we mean organic,
grown as nature intended and home made produce made with wholesome ingredients
(the way grandma used to make it).

Markets are great social events where early risers may enjoy a wonderful country
breakfast and for those who took time for an extra 40 winks there is lunch at many
of the markets.

Chef’s Pantry is here to provide you with the address of as many Gauteng based
markets as we get to know about. Should you know of a market not listed or wish
your favourite market to be listed please send us all the need to know stuf

 Greater Joburg
Other foody items
Hazel Food Market

Where: Greenlyn Village Centre in Menlo Park, (entrance to the market is on Thomas Edison Street, situated
next to the BrooklynTheatre)
When: Sat. from 08h00 to 14h00
What: Baquette, croissants, pastries, nuts, dried fruit, fresh organic vegetables, legumes,fresh fruit, Lamb and mutton,beef, home made sweets - fudge,toffee apples, Turkish delight, coconut ice and other delights. 
Contact: (083) 554 - 5636

Pretoria Boeremark
Where: Pioneer Museum, Pretoria Road, Silverton, Pretoria 
When: Saturdays from 05:30 to 09:00
Contact: (082) 416 - 3900
Rosemary Hill Farm Market
Where: 257 Mooiplaats, Kungwini, Tshwane. 
When: Second and last Sunday of the month from 09h00 to 14h00. 
What: Apart from the fresh, healthy food on sale on this organic farm, there are kiddies' activities and a restaurant 
selling light meals.
Contact: (083) 235 - 6857


Irene Village Market

Where: Jan Smuts House, Jan Smuts
Lane, Irene
When: Second and last Saturday of the month from 09:00 to 14:00
Contact: (012) 667 - 1659     

Lanseria – Mulderdrift

Hertford's Country Market

Where: The Hertford Country Hotel, Elandsdrift Road, Lanseria.
When: Every Saturday from 09h00 to 15h00.
What: You can decant your own milk,honey, olive oil and even spring water. Eggs from free-range chickens, ducks and quails are also available.
Contact: (084) 761 - 2017    


Rietvlei Boeremark

Where: Rietvlei Farm, Swartkoppies Road, between Alberton and Mulbarton.
When: First Saturday of the month from 06h00 to 10h00.
What: Enjoy coffee and breakfast or brunch and browse the fresh produce, baked goods, home-made jams, pickles and a selection of other treats.
Contact: (079) 199 - 8641

The White House

Where: Just off Kliprivier road, behind the Southern Brickyard. Turn in at green gate, immediate left, follow signs boards to market
When: Open on every 1st Sat. of the month, from 09h30 to 15h00.
What: Each market day has a theme
for time of the year with 1000’s of
different pieces of art, jewellery, craft items, foods items, coffee shop
Contact: (083) 400 - 6006

East Rand


Bunny Park Craft Market

Where: Pretoria Rd, Rynfield, Benoni ;Take N12 from Jhb to Benoni, pass East Rand Mall and Lakeside Mall (can be seen on RHS of freeway). Continue on this Benoni freeway. Take the Snake Rd / Bunny Park turnoff. Turn left – the road becomes Pretoria Rd. Continue for 2km – the Bunny Park is on the left hand side
When: Last Saturday of every month, 9h00 to 14h30
Mowbray Food Market
Where: cnr Mowbray Ave & Harrison Street, Benoni.
When: every Saturday from 08h00 to 13h00
What: samoosas, spring rolls, breyani, boerewors rolls, pregos, breakfast rolls, hamburgers, sweetcorn fritters, pancakes, chicken pies, goats-milk feta cheese, eggs, honey, marmalade, pickles, coffees, cold drinks, cakes, cupcakes, sweets, apple pies, home baked biscuits, variety of nuts and dried fruit, home grown veggies AND MORE!
Contact: Carol 082 454 4007
GPS S -26.18627 E 28.315115


Arts and Craft at the Bokkie Park

Where: Southvale Rd, Parkdene, Boksburg, Take N12 (Witbank) freeway from Jhb. Take JHB international/Boksburg turnoff. Take Boksburg turnoff (at East Rand Mall). Continue straight down Rietfontein Rd till T-junction. Turn left into Cason Rd. Turn R at first robot – Trichardt Rd. Continue down Trichardt Rd, through central Boksburg, +- 5km – at Shell garage turn right, then immediately left – road runs into the Bokkie Park. OR Take N17 from JHB (Springs freeway). Take Boksburg/JHB International turnoff. Turn left – travel about 2km – at second set of robots turn R – Fitzpatrick Rd/ Bigwood Rd – Bokkie Park can be seen on the LHS
When: 1st Saturday of every month, 9h00 to 14h30

Le Petit Morning Market

Where: 37 Birch Road, Petit, Benoni
When: Every second Saturday
07h00 - 12h00
What: Bread, Cakes, Milk Tarts, Koeksisters, Biscuits, Tartlets, Savoury Tarts, Lamb, Boerewors, Chickens, Fresh Vegetables, Ginger beer, Coffee, Tea, Farm Eggs, Various cheeses, Plants, Braai wood, Braai Pap, flowers, Herbs, Seedlings, Jams, Pancakes, Boerewors Rolls, Curry & Rice, Tea, Coffee, Soft drinks and much more
Contact: Marise  (082) 561 -4198
GPS: S -26.09974 E 28.356872

Johannesburg South


Walkerville Farmers Market

Where: 112 Main Road (R82),
When: 09h00 to 15h00 every
Saturday. Evening Markets To be
What: Biltong, Dry wors, Cabanossi, Chilli bites, olives, Flavoured oils & vinegar, dried fruit, nuts, German / Swiss cold meats, sausages, polony, ham, bacon, dry stick salami, eisbeins, bratwurst, hand painted ceramics, Wrought iron & glass, fresh vegetables in season, honey & related products, Worm Farms
Contact: (011) 949 - 4266
GPS:  S26o25.229'  E027o57.451'


Bryanston Organic Market

Where: Culross Road, Bryanston, JHB
When: Thursdays and Saturdays 09:00 to 15:00
Contact: (011) 706 - 3671

Blubird Wholefood Market

Where: Blubird Shopping Centre
Athol Oaklands Road, Birnam, JHB
When: Sundays 09:00 to 14:00
What: Fairtrade organic coffee and tea, Chocolatier, Albenian Cheese maker, dairy and goats milk, vegetables, herbs and flower
Contact: (083) 311 - 4768

Bamboo Farmers Market

Where: Upstairs at Bamboo, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville, JHB,
When: 1st Sat. of the month from 07:00 until all fresh produce sold out
Contact: (082) 818 - 0794

Mzansi Market

Where: Killarney Mall, 60 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg.
When: Sat. 09h00 to 14h00
What: Enjoy home-made treats, organic food and a variety of crafts.
Contact: (011) 646 - 4657

Killarney Wholesome Organic and Natural Market

Where: Outside Woolworths, Killarney Mall, Riviera Road.
When: Thurs. 09h00 to 15h00
What: Enjoy a selection of foods on the spot or take away. Crafts are also sold.
Contact: (083) 311 - 4768

Jozi Food Market

Where: Parktown Quarter, corner of Seventh and Third Avenues, Parktown North, Joburg.
When: Every Sat. 08h30 to 13h30
What: Expect to find everything from organic fruits and vegetables, cheeses, Italian meats,pestos, biltong, olive oils, curries, fresh breads, flowers and cakes.
Contact: (072) 739 - 8758 

Parkview Organic Market

Where: 62 Tyrone Avenue, Parkview, Johannesburg.
When: Sat. 09h00 to 15h00.
What: Veggies, dairy, fruit and nuts,crafts and a vegetarian tea garden round off the healthy fare.
Contact: (076) 022 - 7937

Bamboo Farmers' Market

Where: On the roof of Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville.
When: 1st Saturday of every month from 07h00 until sold out.
What: Choose from olives, fresh flowers, coffee, fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, lemonade, ginger beer, baked goods, honey, pork, wine, olive oil, cupcakes, ice cream,
herbs, bread and cheese. It's all hand-made, home-grown or home- made. When you're done, go for coffee downstairs.
Contact: (083) 651 - 0148

The Northcliff Organic Market

Where: Corner of Matabele Street and O'Brien Avenue, Northcliff, Johannesburg.
When: First and third Saturday each month from 09h00 to 14h00.
What: Crafted goods, unique South African art and photography, clothing locally made from natural fibres, fresh organic grown
produce. You can relax and eat delicious, freshly prepared cakes and muffins, organic coffee and herb teas. Activities for kiddies
are provided.
Contact: (072) 988 - 9734

Craighall River Market

Where: Next to Colourful Splendour Nursery, Marlborough Drive, Craighall, Sandton.
When: Every 2nd Sat. from 09h00 to 13h00.
What: Fresh produce and crafts are on offer and there's entertainment for children and a small coffee shop.
Contact: (011) 465 - 3413

Towers Emporium

Where: Michelangelo Towers Mall, Sandton City.
When: First Sunday of each month from 09h00 to 15h00.
What: Buy fine foods at this gourmet market.
Contact: (083) 311 - 4768

Godfather Village of Food

Where: Rivonia Road, off Kelvin Drive, Morningside.
When: Sat. from 08h30 to 16h00.
What: A food hall of fresh seafood, meats, curries and imported cheeses.
Contact: (083) 311 - 4768     

Elbows Up Deli Shop

Where: Lifestye Gourmet Market, (behind the Silverbirch Restaurant) Corner of Ysterhout & Beyers Naude Drive Randpark Ridge 
When: Every Tue. to Sun. 9am - 5pm  
What: A one-stop gourmet food haven stocking the best supply of locally made oils & vinegars, bread, cheese, olives, pestos, reductions, nuts, organic vegetables, free range eggs  
Contact: (082) 561 - 6060 
GPS: S -26.097477  E 27.942374  

Elbows Up Showcase

Where: 97 Maria St, Fontainebleau 
Contact: (011) 792 - 0262
GPS: S -26.10603 E 27.97468  

Design Quarter Market

Where: Design Quarter Shopping Centre Cnr William Nicol & Leslie Avenue East, Fourways 
When: Every Sunday morning 9 to 2pm 
Glen Eagles Smoke House

What: High quality smoked trout products
Contact: (083) 500 - 8927

Green Cuisine

What: Traditional, hand blended rubs and spices
Contact: (011) 615 - 3836

M-Squared Bakery

What: Fabulously diverse range of freshly baked breads
Contact: (011) 789 - 5270

Sabie Valley Coffee

What: Pure home grown, sun roasted, Arabica  coffee
Contact: (013)  757 - 8169

Sausages You Can Trust

What: Gluten and preservative free
hand-made sausages
Contact: (011) 615 - 4184

Shautany Chocolatiers

What: Gorgeous locally handcrafted Belgian chocolates
Contact: (013) 750 - 3033

Twice Baked

What: Fabulous, crisp, dairy free biscotti
Contact: (011) 880 - 0075


What: The best nougat and angel biscuits in SA
Contact: (033) 330 - 7444

Yotti’s Turkish Delight

What: This is the real thing! In so many fabulous flavours
Contact: (011) 440 - 2015


Where: Uncle Tim’s, High Road,
Brentwood Park, Benoni
What: Delicious hand crafted goat’s cheese
When: The First Sunday of every month at the Country Faire, Uncle Tim’s Antique Centre, High Road, Brentwood Park - 09h00 – 14h00
The Second SUNDAY of every month at the Antique, Collectable, Book & Craft Fair, Uncle Tim’s Antique Centre, High Road, Brentwood Park - 09h00 – 15h30
The Second and Last SATURDAY of every month at the Irene Village Market – Smuts Museum Irene. - 09h00 – 14h00
The first & third SATURDAY of every month at the ‘Long Street Deli’ in Waterkloof, Cnr Long / Milner - 09h00 – 13h00
Contact: (011) 964 - 3405  
GPS: S -26.133236
E 28.293523

Cheese Gourmet

Where: 71 Seventh Street corner 3rd avenue, Linden, Johannesburg
What: Stockists of fine South African Cheeses
When: Saturday: 8:00am - 3:00pm,
Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Contact: (011) 888 - 5384

Greenways Fine Cheeses

What: Wonderful organic cows and goats milk cheeses
Contact: (082) 883 - 2608 / (011) 466 - 2001

r - Micro Brewers 


Where: Travel on the R114 (Muldersdrift/Diepsloot) and look out for the Ngwenya Village, close to the N14/Beyers Naude ramps.
What: Gilroy’s Brewery experience the natural taste of hand-crafted beer.
The finest ingredients brewed to
perfection.  For every taste, every season, an ale or lager to suit. The Brew Pub is situated in this relaxed garden setting.
When: Open Tuesdays to Sundays 11h00 to close
Tours: Saturday mornings, 11am. 
Booking advised
Contact: (011) 796 - 3020 /
(073) 357 - 2897
GPS: S -26.022407
E 27.868495

Olive Boutique

What: Delicately flavoured olives, oils and tapenades
Contact: (022) 448 - 1368

The Honey Bear

What: An extraordinarily rare range of pure honey  
Contact: (011) 783 - 1993