Markets are great places to spend the weekend with friends and family. Although Capetonians are bragging about having the best markets in the country, Johannesburg has its fair share of unique markets, such as the Prison Break Market in Lonehill, the Rosebank Rooftop Sunday Market, the Bryanston Organic & Natural Market, the Stables Village Centre Market in Broadacres, and the Fourways Farmers market, to name a few.
These markets offer something for all interests, tastes, and ages.
We featured the Prison Break Market in our article “What to do in Johannesburg over a weekend”.
This article will focus on the Fourways Farmers Market. The prettiest market in Joburg!
The market consists of colourful tin sheds giving the market an authentic African vibe.
The Fourways Farmers Market (FFM) is undoubtedly one of the most popular weekend food and beverage markets in the city, with over 107 vendor stalls selling anything from a variety of deli products to sweets, street food, drinks, handcrafted jewellery, clothing, beauty products, and décor.
Its is a hive of activity in a fresh countryside setting. Here you can enjoy delicious food and soak in the sunshine and countryside vibes while strolling through the unique stalls.
The market also offers vegetarian, vegan, organic, and gluten-free meals and products and Halaal meals.
In 2020, the Fourways Farmers Market moved to the Modderfontein Reserve, only 20km from Fourways and 10km from Sandton.
The reserve is on a 265-hectare private conservation area with open grassland, several dams, and hills. Mountain bikers, walkers, trail runners, and bird watchers will particularly enjoy the beautiful scenery.
The market is easily accessible from Marlboro Drive and the N3 highway.
There is an entrance fee of R10 per adult. This includes the finest live entertainment in Joburg. The reserve is pet friendly. There are now two entrances to the reserve, on Arden Rd (off Ardeer Rd) in Modderfontein and at Taroko Farm Norfolk Lane, Klipfontein. There is ample free parking available.
With a seating capacity of 2 400 people, there is no need to scramble for a beautiful spot. They provide comfortable seating areas under the trees and large umbrellas in front of the lake. One can also sit on the green lawns in the picnic area while enjoying the best of live local music.
The market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 to 17:00. It is open for select public holidays, and any night markets are announced on their social media pages. During the week, the venue is available for private and corporate functions. The venue is an all-weather venue.
For more info, visit their website: ffmarket.co.za