Camphill Village invites the general public to join us for a lovely day out in the country at our monthly market. Our surroundings are relaxing and peaceful with beautiful gardens and shady trees around the market area, where visiting stallholders and Camphill residents set up their food and craft stalls.
A wide range of goods are on offer: Camphill’s own produce of organic vegetables, fruits and herbs, the bakery’s renowned breads, biscuits and rusks, the herbal workshops fragrant lotions and soaps. The Camphill cafe serves up a tempting array of cakes, all freshly baked in the village, and tempts the appetite with bacon and egg rolls, quiches, wraps, salads and vegetarian lunches.
Visiting stallholders add their own craft products to the mix, as well as plants, delectable cooked food, baked goods, jewellery and crystals.
Then there is Camphill’s charity shop to scour for a bargain, and some of the residents run their own stalls selling their artwork, crafts or second-hand books.
Our marimba band heats things up with hip swaying rhythms at 1pm, while children have a fine time on the jungle gym, talking to the donkeys or enjoying a pony ride. Tractor rides give everyone a chance to explore the whole village at a gentle pace, visiting the various animals (the piglets are always so appealing), and learning about the farm.
Visitors to the market are welcome to cool off in our swimming pool (in an enclosed area by the community centre) in summer months. Please be aware that it is not supervised by Camphill personnel, so parents are responsible for their children’s safety while using the pool.
Come and join us for a lovely day out in the country and relax with the beautiful people of Camphill Village and our monthly market.
Camphill’s various enterprises produce several ranges of products that are sold to Cape Town retailers as part of Camphill’s efforts to be financially sustainable.
Camphill’s dairy produces a range of organic products from the rich milk from its Jersey cows. Full cream and half fat yoghurt are in great demand, as are our cheeses, feta, crème fraiche, frozen yoghurts and labaneh. Our refrigerated van delivers the fresh products to Cape Town daily.
Camphill’s bakery has developed an array of different breads using stone-ground flour and natural wild yeasts. Rye-ferment bread (wheat and yeast free), seed loaf, light brown bread, raisin bread, rusks, rye biscuits and granola and mueslis. These are delivered to selected Cape Town retailers and sold at our monthly markets.
In the herbal workshop we produce a range of herbal cosmetics, lip balms, deodorants, massage oils, bath milks, creams, soaps, bath salts, and herb teas and culinary herbs all made from pure natural ingredients and, where possible, from herbs grown on the farm. They are available from certain Cape Town health stores and can be bought directly at our monthly markets.
Camphill’s vegetable gardens are planted with a range of season produce all of which are grown according to organic/biodynamic principles as well as herbs & fruit These supply our own group homes as well as some Cape Town organic vegetable box schemes.
Besides the dairy products and fresh produce mentioned above Camphill’s farm produces free-range eggs, jojoba beans, guavas and braai wood.