Fourways Farmers Market is one of the many establishments that were forced to change their operations after the stringent COVID-19 lockdown, as it has now moved to a new location.
Fourways Farmers Market has been a standard Sunday ritual for most residents in the northern Johannesburg suburbs for years, as it allows patrons to enjoy live music whilst browsing through food and drink stalls for the better part of the day. Following the strict lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the financial impact thereof, particularly on many small South African businesses, a number of stalls were forced to withdraw from the market due to not having generated income for a long period of time.
As such, the Fourways Farmers Market moved to the Modderfontein Reserve in September 2020, in order to accommodate a smaller crowd. The change in location has significantly changed the dynamics of the market, with many finding Modderfontein Reserve much further out than the convenience of Fourways. The pandemic has had a significant impact on the weekend pass times of South Africans, as many no longer have the luxury of visiting their favourite market and engaging with friends like before.