The Helderberg Society for the Aged (HSFA) held its annual end-of-year market and bazaar on Saturday December 2, an the glorious weather and good food and craft items drew the crowds who were looking for some quality Christmas presents, or pancakes and delicious roosterkoek. Pictured with some of her crafts for sale is Corrie Jacobs, left, with her daughter Nellie Botha, who works as an Occupational Therapist for the HSFA.
Visitors enjoyed a cup of freshly-brewed coffee at the HSFA market day, made by the Copper Coffee barista (more often seen at the intersection of Irene Avenue and Dummer Street in Somerset West, under the shade of the trees).
Sunday December 3 was market day at the Manor House garden at 37 Knorhoek Road, Sir Lowry’s Pass Village, where the second Thrift Fest was held. This historic, beautiful estate was the perfect venue for the market, which had stylish clothing, shoes and apparel, mushroom and earthworm grow kits, natural lotions, soya candles, dream and light catchers, vegan soaps, organic vegetables, plants, vinyls, books, arts, crafts and more. Funky tunes provided perfect background music, and aromatic coffee and cakes were available (and breakfast and lunch).The next market is planned for Sunday December 17 – check out Bolander’s What’s On pages, or call 084 868 2908 for more information. Pictured is one of the vendors, Sorea Schmutz of Bak en Brou, with her home-made meals and rusks.
Green goodies for sale at the market, which took place under a large canopy tent in the gracious gardens in front of the Knorhoek Manor House.
A wide range of quality goods are available at the Thrift Fest market, many of them hand-made, like the signs above.