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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are you open this Sunday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter Sunday?

Yes, we are currently open EVERY Saturday and Sunday. There is a mid December break, which will be stipulated, closer to the time.

2. What are the market hours?

Market opens to the public at 8am. All Market stalls close at 4pm. Exit closes at 5pm.

3. Can we book a table or a specific space?

No, we are essentially an open communal space. No area may be blocked off to exclude or impact others’ enjoyment of the market.

4. We’re celebrating an engagement, birthday party can we bring our own snacks/ sweets/ cake/ drinks into the market?

No food or drink may be brought into the market space. Only food/drinks purchased from our vendors may be consumed on the property. We have amazing bakers and all of our vendors produce excellent platters. Contact us for details.

5. Can we book the market as a venue for private parties/weddings/functions outside of market hours?

Yes, all non-market events, weddings and functions are scheduled and coordinated by Michaela Vermaak at events@ffmarket.co.za.

6. Can I bring my pet to the market?

Yes, furry-friends of all sizes are welcome on a leash. Please abide by the following rules:

  • Dogs must be kept on a leash.
  • Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and children.
  • Dogs must be with the owner at all times.
  • Please clean up after your dog.
  • Please indicate that you are coming to the Fourways Farmers Market, as dogs aren’t allowed in the reserve.

7. Are you open on public holidays during the week?

We are currently open every Saturday and Sunday from 08h00 to 16h00 for our Farmers Pop Up Café and Bar. Any additional specialist and/or night markets and events are announced on our home page, Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter feed.

8. Are you open on rainy days or if rain predicted?

Yes. Joburg is famous for its brief, summer thunderstorms so we try to open rain or shine. Our new market is an all-weather venue. Please follow our Facebook, Instagram page or Twitter feed for live updates if more severe weather is expected.

9. How do I book a stall?

We are constantly sourcing new and interesting vendors. To find out how you can apply, visit the Vendor section of our website. We keep all applications filed and will contact you if we love your unique product and when we have a space available.

10. How long is the vendor waiting list?

Our waiting list for traders is extensive and unfortunately we can give no indication how long you will need to wait. We select new traders on merit when a position becomes available.

11. Who do I contact to play music at the market?

If you are interested in playing at one of our markets, please contact our Music Coordinators, Marshall Music, for information on performing at the market or hiring any of our amazing acts: tayla@marshalleventgear.co.za

12. Can I use Credit Cards?

Absolutely! Most of our vendors have credit card facilities as well as a variety of mobile payment solutions.

13. Can I draw money?

For safety reasons we do not have an ATM at the market.

14. Do you support any charities?

The market sponsors numerous charities and we are always happy to hear from you. We allocate at least one station to a charity per week. Contact us @ info@ffmarket.co.za for more information.

15. Do you have baby changing facilities?

For the convenience of all of our parents we have baby changing facilities in all of our bathrooms.

16. Do you offer healthy children’s food food?

Fussy eaters? Worry not. We have an array of child-friendly meal options on offer including fresh fruit juices, and smoothies, pizza, sushi and macaroni cheese.

17. Do you have sufficient parking?

There is ample additional parking available at our new market. Reserved handicapped parking is available at the entrance of the market.

18. Do you offer Vegetarian, vegan, organic and gluten free meals and products?

We do have vendors, who cater for Vegan, vegetarian, organic and gluten free customers and we are constantly sourcing new and interesting vendors to create the best specialist cuisine for you.

19. Do you offer Halaal and Kosher meals and products?

We do have a Halaal vendor and we are currently interviewing Kosher vendors.

20. Is your market handicapped friendly?

We have handicapped parking bays at the entrance, wheelchair friendly walkways connecting all of the spaces and wheelchair accessible restrooms. Most of our areas have step-free access with ramps provided in heritage areas. There are moveable benches and the market aisles have been leveled out and are wide enough for mobility scooters and wheelchairs.

21. Do you charge an entrance fee?

We will charge a R10 entrance fee when we are fully operational in Level One. The entrance fee is to ensure that we can provide patrons with the finest entertainment in Joburg and create a platform to showcase the very best in South African music. On any given Saturday or Sunday we have a minimum of three, well-known, award-winning bands/artists on our stage.

22. Have you taken all of the precautions necessary for Covid-19?

Our new market is situated in a nature reserve and spread over a space of 65450 square meters so social distancing wont be a problem. We have appropriately distanced our outdoor seating area, instilled hand sanitizers and other precautionary measures to ensure that the Fourways Farmers market is one of the safest outdoor dining venues in Joburg.

23. Can we hike, picnic, walk or ride in the reserve?

The Modderfontein Reserve is open for all activities including running, walking, cycling, hiking, bird watching, picnicking and fishing every day from 06h00 to 18h00 including weekends and Public Holidays. For more information visit www.modderfonteinreserve.co.za

24. Are you changing your name now that you have moved?

We currently have no plans to change our name. Fourways Farmers Market is a much-loved brand synonymous with excellent vendors, artists and providing the most beautiful outdoor experience in Joburg. After so many years of building our market we don’t want the equity to be thrown away.

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