The Dargle Local Market has moved along the road to the Lion’s River Polo Club in search of shelter and extra space (in case it grows).
Besides the venue (and the seasonal veggies which change every month, obviously), all the old favourites were there.
Tinks had made gorgeous shopping bags and tea towels to add to her fresh garden produce
and exceptionally happy eggs
Gill unearthed a sackful of potatoes
So did Susi. She also brought along her new puppy
Seed Queen Eidin made poppy seed muffins as well as luscious lemon curd and ravishing rhubarb compote
Mike and Ann had peppers, brinjals, marrows and lemons alongside their duck eggs
Barend sold some of his gorgeous Venda chickens (to good homes only)
Giant garlic featured alongside Gilly’s happy dairy products
Sharon (actually, Buttercup) provided fresh raw milk and mozzarella and feta
Nikki made pretty, organic salads
And Malvina picked flowers to serve with her famous coffee
Ross’s bread and biltong sold out
Sue sold smoked trout and other stuff
There were green beans
and little tarts.
New shoppers (all the way from Durban)
and plenty of regulars.
Pat was thrilled with his plump gems
Lots of people brought along their dogs. Eidin reckons we should rename it ‘ The Dogle Market’ saying “Wildly diverse dogs of the Dargle dragged their owners out in force… Irish terriers, Italian greyhounds, Boerbuls, Dachshunds, Jack Russells, Africanis, King Charles Spaniels, Poodles and more…very social and no dog fights were noticed!”
Tina and Nicky helped paint the WELCOME sign (and sold colourful whirly things)
Lucinda made focaccia and prepared hummus on the Dennis the Dover Stove and enjoyed herself so much that she,Tom and Emily were the last to leave. “The market was a buzz, wasn’t it?” said Gilly. See you on Sunday 2 March!