Get cooking – with a teacher or by yourself
Whether you are a foodie who entertain flamboyantly or a bit more cautious in the kitchen, Prince Albert has the kind of atmosphere that gets you cooking. You may settle for a braai with good Karoo lamb and a salad with what you pick up at the Saturday Markie or you could go all out and put together a banquet of local produce – think cheese, figs, olives, bread – hmmm.
A cooking course may be just the thing to inspire. You could do a quick half day course or indulge in a cooking retreat lasting several days.
Here we put together all the information you need to bring out the cook in you – we divided the information into categories for cooking courses, bakeries and places you can buy the local produce you want. We do not want you to find out at the end of your stay that you have missed some delectable tit bit just because you did not know about it!
Keep an eye on the special events calendar for additional cooking classes
Saturday morning marketSaturday morning market Contact: Saturday morning market
Prince Albert’s Saturday morning market is a much loved institution and is held every Saturday morning on the square next to the Fransie Pienaar Museum.
Saturday morning – 8 am to roughly 12 pm
Stallholders offer dried fruit, homemade jams, pickles, cakes and bread, patés, fresh fruit, free-range eggs and organic vegetables.
Enjoy a cup of coffee with a pancake or breakfast at the market.
You can often buy herbs and plants for your garden.
Some Saturdays you will find crafters selling their wares.
Volunteers from the ‘Thursday Group’ run a White Elephant stall which supports the soup kitchen and other charities in the village.
In the Government Gazette of 30 October 1855, the Governor, Sir George Grey, gave permission for Prince Albert to hold a weekly market. The site where the market is held, was formerly the vegetable garden for the Haak family who built the house which now holds the Museum in 1904.
find local produce