Markets in the 031 – uMhlanga Farmer’s Market

MARKETS are the lifeblood of every community as they provide a space to connect people and businesses.

From locally grown foods to jewellery, from clothing to handmade goods and crafts, every market has something unique on offer for those supporting local businesses.

uMhlanga Farmer’s Market

When: Every Wednesday from 08:00
Where: 206 Autumn Drive, Prestondale, uMhlanga
How to get in touch: Facebook page: Umhlanga Farmer’s Market, call 060 303 3957 or email

THE Umhlanga Farmer’s Market, in existence for 30 years, has some of the most interesting traders, each with their own story to tell.

The owner of the market, Ethel Currie, is a protea farmer who hails from Richmond. She took over the market a few years ago. To date, the market has had three previous owners.

“I am selective about the stallholders as I want the market to have its own niche. It’s mainly for farmers and crafters who sell mostly homemade, home-baked organic goods. It’s also for local artisans,” she said.

Stallholders get there before 07:00 and get ready to welcome their regulars and newbies, knowing full well that although the market only opens at 08:00, many get there early, especially for their fresh produce.

Marketgoers will find fresh produce, weavers, leather products, coffee, sourdough breads, honey, coffee, grass-fed beef, game meat, cheese, olives, dog treats, eggs and baked goods.

At any given time, the market has about 40 stalls running.