If you’re visiting the Garden Route and you don’t get to the Wild Oats Community Farmers’ Market, you are missing one of the biggest attractions of the area.
Every Saturday morning, come rain or shine, the sleepy town of Sedgefield hosts the internationally famous market, which annually attracts thousands of people looking for healthy organic food, delicious home-cooked meals, locally produced, seasonal fruit and veggies, free-range meat, chicken and dairy products, home-made pickles and jams, freshly baked breads and pastries, or just a great place to have breakfast.
Now in its 15th year, the popular market has become a landmark in the area but manages to maintain its rustic, country feel and high quality products for the discerning visitors who flock there every week.
Founders Rose Brettell and Susan Garner are passionate “locavores”, who pay “special attention to the global need for developing local food security, local skills, local and seasonal food awareness and local community-mindfulness,” and focus on “increasing responsible environmental awareness through educating customers how they can minimise their carbon-footprints… beginning by simply choosing to buy local.”
For more info about the market and directions, click here.