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Pretoria Farmers Market
Ranked #27 of 126 things to do in Pretoria
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Nothing to do early on a Saturday morning? Try the "Boeremark" (Afrikaans for Farmers Market). This market runs every Saturday Morning from 05h00. Everything from fresh produce to jewellery repair, coffee, snacks, meat... too much to mention. Always a good vibe. If you are looking for fresh produce, come early. Normally fizzles down by about 11h00.

Thank Britskie
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Rayton Meander was at Pretoria Boeremark. This farm in Silverton was first settled in 1846 by a Cape farmer named David Botha. By 1874, the gold rush was on in Pilgrim's Rest. Hans Mundt, a German immigrant capitalized on this opportunity. He bought the farm for �1400 and built a halfway station for travellers.

By the turn of the century, silver had been discovered on the farm and part of it was bought by the Silver Mining Company for �9000. This money was used to build a Victorian house to replace the original thatched home, which then became a packing shed.

In 1961, the Mundt family donated the estate to the municipality of Silverton, which in turn handed over administration to the National Cultural History Museum in 1975, when it was named the Pioneer Museum.

ARCHITECTURE & FURNITURE:
The original home built by David Botha was constructed primarily of mud and anthills to form clay walls and the fireplace. Anthills mixed with cow dung were used to create the flooring, a technique borrowed from the local Tswana people.

Yellowwood tables, cast-iron pots and pans, and porcelain items were bought from traders from the Cape.

The farm also contained a Halfway station with stables, coach-houses, and and inn. Mundt also built a poultry coop to house his chickens. A cemetery has several marked graves of the Mundt family, as well as many unmarked graves. The Norseman's Mill is still used today to grind wheat to bake fresh bread

DEMONSTRATIONS
- wheat grinding
- bread baking
- coffee roasting
- milking
- candle-making
- hide curing

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Reviewed 12 December 2012

Great to get out early on a Saturday morning. Get there early to make sure you don't miss out on all the great stock. We visited one morning in the rain and it was still alot of fun! Great place to buy meat for a braai!

1  Thank Karl-Robert
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

This market is well worth it, with lovely fresh produce. The fresh flowers are beautiful, at prices that means you won't support a florist again. There are a number of coffee stalls and lots of breakfast options. It is a cash basis market, I suggest you only take the cash you can afford to spend, as you will spend every cent in your wallet! There are trolley for hire, which is worth it, as you end up carrying a lot of things. Go early, the locals arrive between 5:30 and 7,. Wear comfortable shoes

Thank Gaitshi
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

I really enjoyed the market as it was not set up as a flea market. The suppliers are proud of their product. The produce is of a high quality and the people are friendly! It is a great stroll early on a Saterday morning with the mells of freshly brewing coffee and freshly baked breads in the air. This is a great start to a weekend and the whole family will enjoy it!

Thank savistor
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