The Yummy Team have become regulars at the Naivasha Farmer’s Market. The relaxing drive down, the warm welcome you receive at the entrance and all the treats inside make for a great weekend. It’s almost a shame when it ends because you have to wait another two months for the next one but it is always worth the wait. Here are 5 things that keep us running back to Longonot Farm every couple of months.
The Rest Area
The organisers of the Naivasha Farmers Market understand that after running around trying to taste and buy everything you need to sit down and recover. At the centre of the entire market is comfortable sitting such as couches, picnic tables for large groups and tree stumps for anyone who is taking a short break before continuing their shopping or eating spree. For your refreshment you have three options, a Prosecco bar, the Brew Bistro stand and a general drinks bar. So feel free to pick your poison as you take a break.
The rest area might be tempting but the real reason you drive down for the weekend is the vendors. From car boot sales to farm produce you’ll be spoilt for choice as you walk around the extensive market. Some of the regular vendors include Cedar Farms, Longonot Farms and Tope Pottery. Our advice is to carry more than one shopping bag and park close because you will end up buying a lot more than you thought.
If there’s one thing you don’t have to worry about at this farmer’s market, its the parking. Come as a convoy of 5 cars and there will still be enough room for all of you. The parking is conveniently located right next to the market’s entrance so you don’t have to worry about a long walk back to your car if you forget something or if you need to drop off all of your shopping before settling in the rest area.
If the vendors and all their wares don’t deplete your wallet then all the delicious food stands will! From samosas, vegan wraps, Delia’s ice cream, refreshing fresh juices to Greek delicacies you will be stuffed and satisfied. There are free drinking water points for you and your pets as well so don’t worry about carrying water around.
This is one of the few places you can bring your kids and not have to worry about them getting bored. After sitting through the hour and a half car ride, your kids will be able to stretch their legs and run around the market. There is a dedicated play area with a bouncy castle and creative log swings. In the middle of the market is a mattress swing that is the highlight of every kids day as is the camel that can be seen carrying children who squeal in delight when it dips down to let them on and off.
Look out for the next one happening on 8th June 2019.