Calling all Joburgers: there’s a new monthly Saturday market in town. Sure, there are a number of markets in the city, and some are better than others. But even if you have artisanal-offering fatigue, you’ve got to give this new option a whirl. Not only is the Pantry Market situated on the cool Keyes Art Mile on Keyes Avenue, Rosebank, but it’s also a tightly curated offering of high-quality things. The Financial Mail chatted to the market’s curator, Roberta Thatcher, about what to expect. Given that she was the original overseer of the successful Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair, she knows a thing or two about the subject. What makes the Pantry Market different from other Joburg markets? There’s a focus on getting to know your food and where it comes from, with a free talk every month where the people who make the food are present to share their stories. It’s also a plastic-free zone, and only a small batch of artisanal products — products that are not commonly found at other mark...

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