Liberty Midlands Mall, in partnership with The Witness, will be hosting The #LoveLocal Festival from the 30th August to 1st September, and promises to be another year of jam-packed local flavour. Featuring Pietermaritzburg’s local favourites – from locally grown produce, handmade jewellery, clothing, accessories and homeware, all the way through to your favourite foods, the Artisanal Marketplace is sure to delight!
Market places are social, alive and vibrant and the Artisanal Marketplace at Liberty Midlands Mall will be no different. Shoppers that visit the festival will be able to meet local crafters and buy small-batch, ethically produced goods, made proudly in Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas.
“There are so many beautiful products being produced by the hands of local residents and we wanted to provide a showcase for these small producers,” says Brian Unsted, Liberty Two Degrees’ Asset Management Executive for Liberty Midlands Mall
This year’s market place includes a total of 16 stalls, that of Squirrels Nuts, Georgie Girl Biscuits, Wannada (sauces, vegetable chips and pork crackling), Zan Zan Décor (african décor and beadwork), ramJAMys Artison Food (artisan chutneys, curd and pickles), Chocolate Heaven, Tasha’s Fudge, Crushed (wood smoked black pepper and artisanal spices), Original Biltong Steak, The Cake House, Dream Catchers, Cob and Pickle (wooden furniture), The Nguni Guy (featuring two stands that of Nguni hides and smokeless fire pit), Karkloof Canopy Tours and Lush Handmade and Lewmonlicious (bakery food items).
Desmond Heunis, General Manager of Liberty Midlands Mall, says: “Liberty Midlands Mall is proud to host a marketplace of this nature, as it allows is to able to work with local community and celebrate everything we love about Pietermaritzburg and its surrounding areas.”
The #LoveLocal Festival’s Artisanal Marketplace will run for the duration of the festival, and will be located in the Mall’s Centre Court. Entrance is FREE and everyone is welcome.