Wild Oats Market – Sedgefield
|When:||Every Saturday, 7:30-12:00 (summer), 08:00-12:00 (winter)|
|Where:||On the western outskirts of Sedgefield just off the road|
|Directions:||We are located about 1.5 kilometres west of Sedgefield town centre, at the Sedgefield Island turnoff (Engen Station). As the Scarab Craft Market and the Island Flea Market are situated on either side of the Engen Station, you must look for the green and white Wild Oats Market banner 200 metres to the right of the turning circle. Plentiful parking is available within the Wild Oats Market site. (Please do not park on the N2, police are ticketing!)|
|Contact No:||+27 44 883 1177 / 082 376 5020|
|Contact Person:||Rose Brettel or Susan Garner|
EVERY SATURDAY MORNING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR (from 7:30-12 noon summer; 8:00-12 noon winter) COME RAIN OR SHINE, the wild oats market is brimming with the choicest locally-produced foods, both the take-home and breakfast variety. Including free-range meats, chicken, lamb, dairy and cheese, the market also specializes in fresh-from-the-field veg, freshly baked and bottled goods, as well as a wide variety of fresh-off-the-coals breakfasts. The market also proudly offers the many plants and flowers of the unique Southern Cape Floral Kingdom, propogated by local plant specialists.
THE WILD OATS MARKET EMPHASIS TO CONVERT ALL LOCALS, both the permanent variety and those just passing through,INTO PASSIONATE “LOCAVORES”. That means Wild Oats calls special attention to the global need for developing local food security, local skills, local and seasonal food awareness and local community-mindfulness. Started in 1999 by Rose Brettell and Susan Garner, these two hard-working ladies believe truly authentic country markets offer a healthy community-building opportunity that stands in sharp contrast to the dominating “corporate shopping experiences” that disengage shoppers from their local context, from seasonal produce and from producers themselves. Fresh local foods and a beautiful country atmosphere inspire a deep pride in our local landscape and broaden a positive sense of a community-connected. Wild Oats is a fresh idea emerging from a long tradition of local markets and endeavours to encourage the art of free-range “locavore” shopping in the fresh outdoors.