The Benoni City Times Car Boot Sale and Bunny Park Food and Craft Market continues to provide a fantastic family day out, just as always. On April 29 the market proved to be a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. The sun was shining, and a gentle autumn breeze made for a pleasant atmosphere as hundreds of people from Benoni and as far as Witbank came to display and buy a variety of wares.
The food stalls drew large crowds, and residents and foodies alike enjoyed a range of delicious cuisines, including Argentine, Indian, and local dishes. Regular vendor Martin Jankowitz from Witbank, who was stationed at the car boot sale, said that the market’s great ambience and conversations with customers kept him and his wife coming back.
Among Jankowitz’s wares were jewellery, bronze and silver vessels, and wall brackets. However, it was his decades-old typewriter that caught people’s attention. Jankowitz said the typewriter could still come in handy during load-shedding, despite computers being quicker and more efficient.
Local resident Brenda Madela promoted a portable manual water purifier at the crafts section, which she said was essential in every household due to recent cholera outbreaks and water shortages. Madela claimed that her purifier could purify any type of water, whether municipal, river, or dam water, killing 99.5% of bacteria.
Next to Madela was Ashley Botha from Van Dyk Park, who showcased her wooden wares, including wine racks and pot plants. She said she could build anything out of wood as per customers’ requests.
Tracy Bouwer and Karen van der Merwe, along with their children Rochelle and Janku, enjoyed the food and soothing sounds from resident musician Niko Potgieter. Tracy said that the market was a fun family outing for them, with great stalls, good music, and cocktails, but most importantly, a fun experience for their children.
The next market is scheduled for May 27 at Bunny Park, and interested vendors can contact Janine on 072 713 3332 or email [email protected] for food and craft market bookings. For the City Times car boot sale bookings, email Immaculate at [email protected] or call 062 591 8988.
Photo: Facebook / @Crafts in the Park – Bokkie and Bunny Park Markets