We spent our Saturday wandering around, starting at the Wild Oats Farmers’ Market and then discovering the Timberlake Organic Village.
The Wild Oats Farmers Market in Sedgefield is only open on a Saturday morning until 12, so we aim to get there reasonably early. We always go straight to the pancake place, best pancakes around, and I am SUPER fussy about my pancakes. I am a die hard pancake fan, simple cinnamon and sugar and nothing else, and these are so yummy that you don’t need anything else on them! BUT if you want other toppings there are plenty to choose from. The boys had the berry sauce topping and their friends had chocolate spread on their pancakes (and also their clothes).
We walked around the market and got all kinds of amazing produce. Fresh raspberries, onions, broccoli, and some of the biggest chillies I’ve ever seen! My 3 year old also found the biggest bag of cookies he’s ever seen and has subsequently become completely obsessed with all cookies (daddy’s boy, ha ha).
I wonder if we have a similar market in Cape Town, I would love to know about it, anybody?
The adjacent market has more goods than food, lots of awesome products like clothing, baby clothes, jewellery etcetera. There’s also a play area and a train ride that costs R10 per child. They had a good time, and we got some great produce, which is what keeps us coming back year after year!
Our next stop was the Timberlake Organic Village. It was our first time there, we had no idea what we were missing this whole time!
There was so much to do! The kids went straight to the play area, which had a freaking zipline for kids… HAPPINESS IS A ZIPLINE.
[su_quote]The kids went straight to the play area, which had a freaking zipline for kids… HAPPINESS IS A ZIPLINE.[/su_quote]
Timberlake Village is located on the N2 halfway between Sedgefield and Wilderness. It is made up of a few small independent businesses – The Schwaben Deli, Josephine’s clothing, the Oak Barrel Wine Shop, Mohair Shop, Faerie Gem, Down to Earth and Art Exhibit. There are also lots of places to eat, the Rustic Windmill coffee shop, Zucchini restaurant, Country Snax, and the Oyster Shack.
After buying some wine from the Oak Barrel we decided to go to the Oyster Shack because OYSTER, that’s why. It’s right at the back of the Village, and you can see the playplace from there. We ordered Livers and Oysters (so many Oysters!) and had some drinks while the kids played. It isn’t very kid friendly food but you can order from one of the other restaurants and let them eat at the Shack. They don’t mind at all! The food was nice and the bartender was quite funny, not a bad way to spend an afternoon, that’s for sure.
The kids started losing their minds at this point so we packed them up and left, but we will be back soon to try the other places in the village!
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you.