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Eat-In Produce Awards at Stellenbosch Slowmarket

March 23, 2012
Photo courtesy of Stellenbosch Slowmarket
Finally the day is about to dawn. After months of planning, a public nomination process and two intense days of judging, the winners of the different categories in the 2012  Eat In DStv Food Network Produce Awards, will be announced tomorrow, Saturday 24 March, at a special market at the Stellenbosch Slowmarket on Oude Libertas Estate.
Admission is free and visitors to the market will be able to enjoy some of the best fresh produce, baked goods and prepared food the country has to offer, and buy the new issue of the annual Eat In magazine. You can also do your bit for the environment and your community and make sure you grab a SunToy, the leading solar powered Consol jar nominated as the Most Beautiful Object in SA at the Cape Town Design Indaba 2012. The perfect solution for camping holidays or simply to use as a lantern. Earth Hour is coming up on the 31st March so what better way to celebrate it than with this awesome jar!

Photo courtesy of Consol Glass 

The Eat In DStv Food Network Produce Awards acknowledge and celebrate outstanding, independent South African producers, food markets and outlets for their innovation, passion, integrity and care for the environment. The top producers and suppliers in South Africa will be showcased in the Amphitheatre area where the winners will be announced at 10h30 am. A new category this year is Best Local Food Blog (I am one of the top 10 nominees) so we are all waiting excitedly to see who will win this new category.

Here, according to Eat-In are ten things not to miss at the market:

1. Watch the awards ceremony – hosted by Food Network’s Jenny Morris – and be the first to know the winners at 10:30 in the amphitheatre.

2. Taste scrumptious food made by nominees from across the country – including duck all the way from KZN and jam from the Free State! Find these products, along with a host of other nominees, in a special Eat In section within the Slowmarket.

3. Pick up a copy of Eat In 2012, which includes all the award winners, recipes and over 850 speciality food stores and markets around the country.

4. Buy a limited edition Eat In tea towel for R60. R100 gets you a magazine too!

5. Grab some friends and embark on a wine tasting of Place in the Sun, Distell’s Fairtrade wine sourced from prime growing regions in the Cape, or the latest offerings from Durbanville Hills.

6. Get a free MyTyd shopping bag from our partner, Rapport. Stocks are limited, so get there early.

7. Get your photo taken by My Tyd. The pics will be on display in the My Tyd area.

8. Fill your shopping bag with produce from across the country at over 200 stands.

9. Catch acoustic rockers, Wild Lettuce, playing at the Bell Tower.

10. Pick up gorgeous clothes and decor items from hot, young designers at The Treasury Market, also taking place at the Slowmarket this weekend.

The normal Saturday morning market will be running alongside the awards event. Expect to rub shoulders with everyone and anyone related to the food business. Media, celebrities, food bloggers, chefs, culinary experts and VIP’s will be the order of the day.
The market will run from 9am to 2pm.
The Stellenbosch Slowmarket can be found on the corner of Adam Tas and Oude Libertas Roads, Stellenbosch. Tel: 021-886 8514 or 072 416 4890
Find them on facebook too and follow for some really interesting updates!
Photo courtesy of  Stellenbosch Slowmarket 
I don’t know about you but I am off to enjoy the very best that South Africa has to offer and make dead sure that I don’t miss the “foodie” event of the year!
Have a wonderful weekend,
browniegirl xx
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Late edit: Congratulations to all the winners of the different categories, including Nina Timm from My Easy Cooking who won the Best Local Food Blog award. What a fabulous awards ceremony. The market was rocking….too much really as you had to fight your way through hoards of market goers to get near to any stalls. But an awesome vibe and a really great ceremony in the amphitheater!

I would like to thank all my friends and readers and The Unicorn, presenters and listeners at Zone Radio for your great support during the voting stages. I am so honored and privileged to have been nominated and placed in the top 10 best food bloggers in South Africa. Thank you all! xx
See all the winners here 

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2012 8:49 PM

    Good luck with the Not Munch Out Blog one!
    Oh, to be within reach of Stellenbosch!

  2. March 23, 2012 8:57 PM

    Have fun and good luck!
    We have one of those Consol jars and they’re great! Perfect for Earth Hour.

  3. March 26, 2012 12:45 PM

    I once had the opportunity to tour around Stellenbosch and I absolutely loved it. What a special area. So beautiful. What a great place for this kind of exhibition/competition xx

  4. March 28, 2012 4:06 PM

    Congratulations for being in the top 10!
    Strangely, when I first read the title I thought it was ‘Eaten Produce Awards’ and immediately assumed that these were awards for half-eaten food. Sometimes I’m not very logical.

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