September is heritage month and we celebrate all that we’ve inherited and that has shaped our little village.
Although South Africa has not always had an easy history, adiposity there are many traditions worth keeping. One such tradition is that in country villages, viagra buy people used to gather on the Common or Village Square, sick to talk about the events of the day and to share local news (this was a time before newspapers and e-zines). Whatever stress or worry you had would disappear after some friendly banter and a few laughs with friends. Thankfully this is a tradition that Stanford has kept.

An integral part of Stanford country life is our famous markets, fairs and bazaars. It is not only an opportunity for people to earn a living or raise funds for a worthy cause but be connected to the community they live in. What better place to socialise that a good old-fashioned market or fair under the big open sky? It is a place where you feel connected to your community and your environment, and a way to end the work of the week or month with a well-earned celebration.

In keeping with the Stanford tradition of community markets, we have loads of events for you this month. At the weekly Saturday morning market, you can buy delicious eats and produce from our local Food Heroes – free from additives and preservatives, the way it used to be in the good old days. Graze Food Market every Wednesday morning, offers a range of fresh vegetables and fruit and why not have a coffee while you’re there? On Friday 26 September is our first Sunset Market after the rainy winter months. There’s always great food, great wine and a great vibe.

On Heritage Day, 24 September, Mosaic Lagoon Café are having a heritage braai with some delicious eats. In the morning, meet fellow dog-owners on the corner of Sillery & Sannie Badenhorst Streets to go for a walk round scenic Stanford in aid of Stanford Animal Welfare Society.

On 27 September we have the Car Boot Sale on the Village Green – come have a look as you never know what bargains you might find. Saturday, 4 October, the NG Kerk will host their annual Kerk bazaar. There will be music, car boot sale, potjiekos-kompetisie and the beautiful blommeskou in the church. There will be lots of activities for the kids and adults.

That’s all for now, folks. And remember, if anyone asks where you got your news, tell them you heard it through the Grapevine!

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