It’s Thursday so this is more of a throwback Thursday post, as these photos have been taken some time ago. It’s from when the Valley Market was still held at Werk. For a long time, I contemplated whether or not I should post these pics, because maybe I’m being overcritical. I decided to go ahead because I can only getter better from here, I hope.
If you’re from the Port Elizabeth area, unless you’ve been living under a rock or too focused on your work to notice anything else, you’d have heard of The Valley Market.
Admittedly I’ve only been to the market twice, the first time being when it opened at Werk in the historic Baakens Valley. It was so full, I could literally not move in certain areas. Despite arriving around 10AM, most of the exhibitors were either sold out or on the verge of selling out. The organisers have since changed the venue and exhibitors have since adapted their supply. My favourite exhibitors were Sjukla (I am a sucker for nearly anything chocolate) and Red Band Cafe (they make a mean chai latte). I will admit that I haven’t attended it since they’ve moved, either I forget or I have something on already.
When the market was at Werk, it was partially outdoors.
The Valley Market?
Originally described as Port Elizabeth’s first artisanal food fair, this market focuses on local exhibitors. The exhibitors include various food and beverage stalls and a selection of handmade jewellery, decor and clothes.
R10 gets you in and part of the proceeds goes to charity.
Here are a few snaps (that make the cut).
There aren’t really that many fresh flower stalls, I was just really attracted to the ones that were there.
When is the next Valley Market?
It takes place the first Saturday of every month, so the next market is 2 July 2016. It is at the Old Tramsway Building on the corner of Lower Valley Road and Union Street.