Milkwood Market was started by two Jeffreys Bay friends, Hannelie and Anri.
Since its inception it’s steadily grown into a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike, taking place most Saturdays of the year at their permanent location next to Fountains Mall, close to GLA.
Milkwood Market truly belongs to the people. This is something you’ll pick up when you visit the stalls or when you speak to the ladies behind the initiative.
There’s a desire to get people together; to have them share in the joy of great food (try a delicious corn dog when you visit the market) or be enthralled by local musicians like Brandon and Mandy Watson (search for their song, Malakai, on Google Music).
What struck me was the reasonable cost of renting a stall at Milkwood Market. The owners of Milkwood are not just in the business of making money, but adding value.
When they heard of my reasonable pricing (which has since gone up considerably), they didn’t hesitate to sign up.
Their website acts as a centre of news for happenings at the market.
Milkwood Market is looking at incorporating other local business’ initiatives into their programme, like hosting auctions for a local auctioneer.
From their newsletter signup rate, it seems a lot of people are anxious to receive their news.
But they needn’t worry about creating a newsletter every time they want to share something, because we’ve set up their blog to post to a newsletter automatically. It’s a win-win!
Their future looks bright and I’m proud to be part of their family.
Visit the Milkwood Market website for more information.