The Pantry Market at Keyes

The Atrium at the Trumpet is a brilliantly designed gallery space-cum-auditorium in Rosebank’s art and design district, Keyes Art Mile. It is now home to a new monthly food market, The Pantry Market at Keyes.

The launch edition took place on 28 March 2018 and was a hit with both visitors and exhibitors. It will take place on the last Saturday of every month. If you missed it and want to stock up on small-batch artisanal food products from honey, olive oil to fresh produce, charcuterie, confectionery, sourdough bread and organic ice-cream, catch the second edition this Saturday, 28 April from 9am – 2pm.

 

 

Producers include Gudgu, which offers sugar-free and regular cordials to enjoy on site by the glass or take home by the bottle; Juice my roots, cold-pressed, energising juices made from wide-ranging ingredients such as fennel, radish and pears; Kula Organics with fresh, organic, seasonal produce sourced from local Joburg farmers; Patisserie offers croissants and pastries from the famed Riversands bakery, Yococo’s dairy-free handmade ice cream using only organic fruits and much more.

Curator, Roberta Thatcher, says they’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response to the market from both visitors and exhibitors. “The Pantry Market aims to bridge the gap between farm and fork and allow visitors to get to know the people behind the brands.”

The Pantry Market’s unique offering is the talks programme. Each month you can attend a free food-related talk by an industry expert on topics ranging from ethical eating, reducing your plastic-use to plant-based diets, and much more.

 

 

In this month’s edition, you can look forward to a talk at 10h30 by Urban Apiary’s, Karen Dunn. She will discuss everything from questions you should be asking about supermarket honey, to why every city needs healthy bees as well as gardening tips to promote bees.

The market is a plastic-free zone and you get to shop top-quality, ethically produced products in a relaxed, curated space and meet the makers, sip, sample, snack and enjoy some live music.

 

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