Slow Food in Stellenbosch

Looking for local and seasonal food, that tastes good? Look no further than the new Slow Food Market in Stellenbosch.

by: Robyn Silverstone | 29 Feb 2008

The Stellenbosch Fresh Goods market is an authentic Slow Food market consisting of producers selling products they have sourced, grown, raised or harvested themselves. The market conveniently brings together a variety of fine foods and wines.

Goods sold have known sources that have not been in cold storage for long periods of time or over processed or chemically laden. Customers get to taste it before they buy it and you can bargain and swap recipes in the process.

The market was the brainchild of local medical doctor and mother of three, Gail Blake. Gail was concerned about the poor quality, chemically enhanced and sweetened food choices available to the public. She decided to create a fresh goods and fine foods marketplace, where all foods would be local, and seasonal, ensuring that the consumer get excellent value for money.

"I recently had a baby daughter and the only baby food you can buy is of appalling quality and taste. I wanted to create a platform where the public could buy fresh, honest, home grown and home made food, the kind of things my mother would make," said Gail.

What to expect at the Slow Food Market.
Street food, heritage foods, saried Indian curries and fresh spices, handmade pasta with sauces, slow roasted coffee beans, chocolates, sandwiches, salads and much more.

Slow Food available

  • Moistly risen cakes and tarts of milk and honey; fresh spices; chocolates, salami's, French baguettes and fine patisserie, cookies of all sorts, quiches; wood fired artisan breads.
  • Organic fruits and vegetables, local and seasonal fruits, heirloom potatoes.
  • Artisan slow cheeses, full fat yogurt, fresh olives.
  • Organic meat, free-range meats, plaashoenders, biltong carpaccio, charcutterie
  • Shellfish, smoked fish varieties and Saldanah oysters.
  • Fruity jams; award winning olive oils, badger friendly honey

    About Slow Food
    Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organisation that was founded in 1989 by Carlo Petrini. He started it to counteract the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they eat. With an emphasis on where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.

    Slow Food followers consider themselves as co-producers, not consumers, by being informed about how food is produced and actively supporting those who produce it, they become a part of and a partner in the production process.

    The Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market launches on the 29 February from 10h00 – 18h00 and on 1 March 2008 from 9h00 – 16h00 at Bosman's Crossing in Stellenbosch. It will be open every Saturday from 09H00 – 16H00 in the future.

    - Food24


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