B’bos bliss

Drop in at the B’bos Farm­ers’ Mar­ket on the last Satur­day of the month, a jolly cross be­tween a church bazaar and a com­mu­nity gath­er­ing that caused the first-ever traf­fic jam in this vil­lage!


In true go-get­ter style, Bet­sie Slip­pers zips through the Bo­erev­erenig­ing hall as if on roller skates. The fast pace is un­der­stand­able, con­sid­er­ing that what started as bar­ter­ing among neigh­bours – let­tuce for milk, a hair­cut for eggs – has grown into a proper farm­ers’ mar­ket that, once a month, at­tracts food­ies from as far afield as Cape Town.

It’s a com­pact but very so­cial af­fair, with 30 to 45 stalls where you can buy all sorts of stuff from the area – thank­fully with­out pay­ing the ex­or­bi­tant prices you would in the city.

Bring a cool box, be­cause wait­ing for you are, among other de­lights, cur­ried tripe, cold- and hot-smoked trout, gi­ant chick­ens, char­cu­terie, boere­wors and boere­wors rolls, pies, pan­cakes, fresh veg­eta­bles, fruit and herbs, dried fruits and nuts, home­made sour­dough bread, honey, eggs, cheese, yo­ghurt, pre­serves, cakes and bis­cuits… And those keen to in­dulge their aes­thetic side will love the flow­ers, art­work, pho­to­graphs, beads, jew­ellery, hand­bags, scat­ter cush­ions, and skin­care and beauty prod­ucts. Even the braai wood is pretty!

MAIN PHOTO Lo­cal mar­ket­go­ers are early ris­ers. INSET AT THE TOP Bet­sie Slip­pers. INSET ABOVE Some of the mar­ket ta­bles.

• Dates for the next three months are 30 Septem­ber, 28 Oc­to­ber and 25 Novem­ber. The of­fi­cial hours are 09:00 to 12:00 but, be­cause the lo­cals are such early birds, you can ar­rive at 08:00 for your first cup of cof­fee. B-bos Plaas­mark te Baardskeerder­s­bos in Gans­baai omgew­ing ( Wes-Kaap) 083 655 5545 (Bet­sie Slip­pers)

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