With Jessica and Emily having slept over at Monty and Cheryl’s place on Saturday evening to allow Chantelle and myself enjoy a rare date night together, we found ourselves childless on a beautiful Sunday morning – and so with no actual morning children chores required of us for a change, we headed out to Somerset West, making our way to the beautiful and celebrated Lourensford Harvest Market (a particular favourite of Chantelle).

IMG_20150308_101636 lourensford harvest market in somerset west

Since it launched in October 2014, the Lourensford Harvest Market has received rave reviews and simply put, its layout is one of the nicest around – with food, craft and fashion stalls arranged in a big, shaded horseshoe shape around a big patch of lawn where both young and old, two and four legged visitors can frolic freely.

There are plenty of tables and chairs surrounding the grassy patch, all in the shade, with lovely views of the Hottentots Holland mountains to complement the setting. These days you can even be lucky and snag one of the gorgeous white leather couches they have scattered about!

The Lourensford Harvest Market trades every Sunday from 10h00 to 15h00 and features around 77 stall spaces, including the odd food truck or two, all filled with some pretty amazing, handpicked vendors.

As expected from a market, a wide selection of varied foods and treats are available, plus some great examples of art and crafts, all handmade of course! For me, probably the most interesting of the lot is the Funki Fungi stall which features all sorts of dried and gourmet mushrooms – most of which I’ve never ever seen before to be quite honest!

However, this time around it was the cheesecake stall that won us over, and so we selected two cuts to share, namely a carrot cake with cheesecake combo, and a peanut butter cheesecake creation – both of which were particularly rich and delicious I’ll have you know!

IMG_20150308_103830 cheesecake and coffee at the lourensford market

Finally, and yet another big plus, the live music was absolutely fantastic (sadly, I don’t know the bearded artist’s name) – the guitar strumming singer’s sound and vocals suiting the summery and lively market atmosphere perfectly! Seriously, it is no wonder that this market keeps bringing in all these rave reviews! :)

Related Link: http://lfhm.co.za/