Cape Town Market awarded “Shiny Red Apple Award” by IMASA

May 17, 2013


The Cape Town Market has been awarded the “Shiny Red Apple Award” by the Institute of Market Agents of South Africa (IMASA) for outstanding commitment to customer service after launching its hotline where producers and interested stakeholders are able to contact and engage with senior market management.

The IMASA newsletter is quoted as saying


.. To provide easy access to Cape Town Market Management for producers, we have

launched the Cape Town Market Hotline which will be manned Monday to Friday from

08:00 – 16:00 by Senior Management of Cape Town Market.

It’s all about Customer Service.”

The Cape Town Market would like to thank IMASA for this award and for recognising the ongoing commitment to our producers to offer the best customer service and to be open to contact and communication with our producers.

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One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four…

May 16, 2013

The 7th, 9th and 10th of May saw Cape Town Market, together with Potato South Africa paying the various potato farmers their accolades.

PSA is currently promoting Potatoes in the Western Cape with the focus on hawkers and smaller buyers.

Rising early to join us on the trading floor, PSA representatives engaged with buyers, handing out information pamphlets and filling out competition forms. The Prize is for a hawker in the Cape Town region to win a gazebo, table and cloth, making up a mobile store, of course we are all rooting for this to be a Cape Town Market buyer!

Prokon, the regulatory body for product control at the Cape Town Market, upgraded their working trolley visiting every agents floor and armed with samples and illustrations educated the buyer on sizing, quality and grading.

The REAL winners for these 3 mornings were the Cape Town Market Agents who participated with enthusiasm and wonderful ideas for the multifunctional potato!…We were treated to generously delicious potato samoosa’s filled with spicy potato and chicken from Deon at FINE BROS(that was a twice a morning visit!).

FOX & BRINK, BOEREMARK and WESTERN PROVINCE spoilt the market by installing Mr Calamari and all his potato side dishes as a hot-spot in the centre of the market drawing buyers like moths to a flame.

Sean Wright had a simple but yummy, buttery mash with 4 sausages, many a smiling face walked off with that in their early morning bellies.

RMA outdid themselves with incredible potato menu which changed every day, queues of people lined up every morning for enormous jacket potatoes and mushroom sauce then baby potatoes folded in butter and chunky garlic (if you didn’t have any, you certainly knew who did) and then to top off the week a family recipe of potato cake, simply smooth, simply amazing.

BOLAND was not to be outdone. Flippie and Niel had a curry served in generous portions to those brave enough to finish….if the top of your head didn’t blow off, it was guaranteed to make you cry!

Our Cape Town Market Agents did the POTATO proud.