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Your Mother’s Day gift search ends at Pure Boland

Your Mother’s Day gift search ends at Pure Boland

Gifts, gifts and more gifts. Whether you’re looking for a birthday present or a Mother’s Day thank-you, there’s no better showcase than the Pure Boland Market for creative gifts from the Breede Valley. Afrisjiek: Ceramics Marietjie Kock’s business Afrisjiek is a little treasure trove of useful but beautiful ceramics. To Marietjie, pottery is a 20-year hobby…

Pure Boland Market: So many ways to quench your thirst

Pure Boland Market: So many ways to quench your thirst

You’ve heard about the great food, the gifts and the vibe. But what about the drinks? Pure Boland Market has hot and cold, alcoholic and soft, classic and a bit more daring… Alcoholic Overhex Wines Overhex Wines International is a well-known and award-winning brand in Worcester. At the Pure Boland Market, visitors can let their…

Riding the gin wave on the outskirts of the Karoo

Riding the gin wave on the outskirts of the Karoo

Copper still. Chalkboard drawing of some molecular structure. Dried citrus slices and other botanicals in bottles – quite a beautiful display. And a camera on a tripod. The things you notice when you first arrive at the Six Dogs Distillery, say science on the one hand and art on the other. Of course. As is…

Pure Boland Market: Where there’s always food for every taste

Pure Boland Market: Where there’s always food for every taste

If food markets are your thing, you simply cannot skip one Pure Boland Market. The traders vary from time to time, but there’s always something for every taste, and we mean it quite literally. This list highlights only the ready-to-enjoy foods that are regularly available at the Groenstoor (but bring along your basket and stock up…

The chef who’s growing ingredients for other people’s kitchens

The chef who’s growing ingredients for other people’s kitchens

Chefs are busy people. They don’t sit still at work, they don’t like to keep people waiting and they don’t like to wait. That’s why former chef Bernette Roux stopped growing beans and cauliflower in her garden, and started growing salads and herbs. “You see,” she says on the patch of earth she rents in…

Dream Valley: From home remedy to home-based business

Dream Valley: From home remedy to home-based business

A good hand-made soap is not about a fancy mould or an appealing fragrance. It’s about the right essential oils for a myriad of specific purposes, and all-natural plant-based ingredients that heal, restore and refresh. (And, of course, the pretty shapes and fantastic smells do help!) Like so many other products at the Pure Boland…

Sweet treats straight from Mother Nature

Sweet treats straight from Mother Nature

How does one get a fresh peach from a tree into a packet of dried fruit? Through a labour-intensive but interesting process, says Elsabe Visser from Rouzelle Dried Fruits outside Worcester. Elsabe and her husband Hennie run a dried-fruits stall at the Pure Boland Market. They know exactly what it means to have a busy…

Personalised gifts for babies, moms and dads

Personalised gifts for babies, moms and dads

What is it about baby showers that sends (most) women rushing to the stores to buy the best, most useful or cutest gifts they can find? It’s the instinct to make a new baby feel loved and cherished as soon as it’s born. It’s probably for the same reason that personalised baby gifts have become…

13 goeie redes om jou Kersinkopies by die Groenstoor te doen

13 goeie redes om jou Kersinkopies by die Groenstoor te doen

Ons het ’n lysie saamgestel van goeie redes om die Pure Boland Mark, beter bekend as die Groenstoor, vir jou Kersinkopies te besoek. Hier is hulle: TIME Magazine het dit vergelyk met bloed wat moet sirkuleer om die liggaam aan die lewe te hou. Hoe meer geld plaaslik sirkuleer, hoe meer lewe in die plaaslike…

Daly Bread: A simple staple that’s anything but ordinary

Daly Bread: A simple staple that’s anything but ordinary

Sold out every time: Trevor Daly sells virtually all his stock at every Pure Boland Market, just as he did – for years – when he had a weekly stall at the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town. Even at his boutique store in Worcester, customers come in their numbers. Such great number, in fact,…