Valentine’s Market 12 Feb & 2017 diary

Ads are coming in for a bumper Valentine’s Pocket Money Market! Come and support these creative kids on Sun 12 Feb at Noordhoek Farm Village from 10:30-1 while they earn, learn & have fun! #Bethechange #everyoneiswelcome
Trader list so far:

My Take by Hannah – Beautiful Original Photograph Cards, sun catchers, jewellery

Angel Face – Face painting

MADE IT PRETTY– Washi tape notebooks, pencils, notepads, gift tags Handcrafted Greeting Cards
Tic Tac Toe (natural stones in a cotton bag)

BB Baking Club – Selection of biscuits and baked goods. They will also have a “Bake at home” Cake in a Mug with refills available. Goo slime and fizz bombs

Campbell’s Chili Factory – Chili paste, cards

Roberts Plants – Succulents and succulent plugs, creative plant ideas.

Emily’s Sweet & Savoury – Mini quiche, cheese grillers, mini cupcakes and shaped biscuits

The Soap Cellar – Natural soaps, shampoo, pet shampoo and shower gel/handwash. Also lip balms & giant soap bubbles.

Happy Times – Stress balls herbs activity packs

Delights – Choc lollies and lucky packets for valentines.

U gotta go Valentining – Homemade valentines bunnies, heart emoji headbands, sweet holders, chocolate dynamite, valentines day themed wheel of fortune made out of cardboard

Sweet Pop – Balloon pop game
Cook n craft – Urchin Jellyfish, Good Dog bisccuits, Magic carpet cleaner, Fantastic firelighters, Paint an Easter egg, Dip if you dare, Rainbow fun, Love bites.

Helena’s Biscuits – Handmade biscuits. Biscuit decoration as well as sweet treats

Gabriel’s Mucky Stuff – Sunflowers, earthworms

Please click through the slideshow to see their wonderful adverts and also view them on Facebook – give them a like and a share, this will count to the awards!

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Bookings are open here: for:

Sunday 12 Feb 2017 10:30am to 1pm at Noordhoek Farm Village
Saturday 18 Feb 2017 10:30am 1pm at Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek
 Sunday 12 March 10:30am to 1pm at Noordhoek Farm Village
Saturday 25 March 2017 10:30am 1pm at Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek
 Saturday 29 April 2017 10:30am 1pm at Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek
 Saturday 27 May 2017 10:30am 1pm at Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek
 Saturday 24 June 2017 10:30am 1pm at Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek
(Easter market still to be confirmed & I am looking for a Youth Day venue too)
Please get in touch if you would like a market in your area and have a great venue to suggest.
We are really looking forward to the return of SA Cool Trading Kids on 18 Feb after their summer break. This group from HOKISA in Masiphumulele are always a joy to work with and an inspiration to all. I also look forward to meeting all the new traders joining over the next few weeks, as well as the first round of events in planning for Mitchel’s Plein whic is super exciting.
We will also be trading at The Deer Little Market, Deer Park Cape Town on 26 Feb, 26 March and 30 April. Limited stalls, please call 0833840590 if you wish to trade here.
There will be a workshop on Wed 5 April from 2-4:30pm (school holidays). It will be in Noordhoek or possibly Fish Hoek, I’ll confirm the venue closer to the time. These are free to traders and will include awards and a social after. This workshop will focus on sales technique, marketing, displays and advertising. We will also discuss online safety and options to market via PMM and we can set up some online portals live in the workshop if you bring your photos and product details on a stick. For anyone needing the costing & pricing module, a group of 5 or more can initiate a workshop to catch up.
Please note that the safety of our children comes first. Please do not include their phone numbers on stall adverts and only emails that you are monitoring. Do not give out their contact details for orders. I am more than happy to use my contact info and forward any orders on.
If anyone is keen to help with admin, marketing & PR or to assist outreach children, I really need help. Also we need prizes, online support, mentors, speakers and a ton of other stuff. As I am teaching, term time is a bit hectic right now, holidays will be easier. I really, really want to get a proper website up and running too. And I’d love it is someone could photograph the markets and also possibly do a short report. Hannah is too busy trading to take photos, but when she did they made the papers! I have thought for years that there is huge potential for Youtube reporting too for the right budding young TV personality.
See you at the market,
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Wish list:

I am in search of a great venue for an Easter Market on 14 April (Good Friday) preferably with some shelter…OR …Stretch tents and umbrellas

But most importantly I need a kick ass venue for Youth Day 16 June to fly the flag high

Easy activities for clictivists: Like and share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and like and follow the blog please, it helps loads!

Like and comment on the adverts and individual pages the traders share…they work really hard on the ads and it counts at awards day!

Sponsor a tree for R80

Come shop at the markets and GIVE FEEDBACK – Let me know who you think should get awards.

We need photographers and reporters, ideally youngster…kids to make youtube reports and fun promos.

PR, graphic design, marketing


Apps to help the traders optimise their range.

Admin: capture the accounting sheets and maintain database.

Certificates & prizes for awards and workshop 5 April. (Also snacks)

Uber sponsors/ transport/ Vehicle maintenance –  I transport all the outreach children in my little car.

OUTREACH: Start up assistance is available but need volunteers to help them make stock and guide them.


Damian: Laptop & Data. Damian is an ex trader with Cystic Fybrosis who would love to help with some of the admin. He has been in hospital for over a month now but still keen to keep helping.


Any great ideas!

Don’t forget…March is Reforest Fest with Greenpop.
A stunning family camping weekend 2.5 hours out of Cape Town.

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