As the owner of my own eco-business, I’m passionate about using our earth’s bounty without abusing the planet. In my free time, you’ll find me messing about with watercolour paints at home, hanging out with my partner, son or friends, getting a yoga or BalletRIP class in, or enjoying the beautiful beaches close by.
F is for FaithJuice, Noordhoek Farm Village, Cape Town
I have to start the tour with my little business, FaithJuice Raw Juice Bar. FaithJuice is in a tiny wooden Wendy house with a living roof, set in its own vegetable garden.
We grow leafy greens and herbs that go from the garden into our juices. All our water waste can go back into the garden because we use eco-friendly cleaning products. Our fruit and veg pulp is collected by local urban farmers for compost. Our juices and smoothies are served in donated glass jars and our soup is served in compostable bowls. Plus we only offer bamboo straws.
J is for Jardim, a family’s organic garden, Noordhoek
Jardim. A family’s organic garden. This family-run farm which is open to the public on Saturday mornings – pick your own fresh organic produce in the morning and serve up delicious healthy meals all week! Itai, the head gardener, is one of our juice pulp collectors so their greens are grown from our ‘waste’.
B is for Bees in Boots, Noordhoek
Bees in Boots Organic & Fresh Produce operates Friday and Saturday mornings out of a picturesque, if slightly dilapidated, old farm stall on Noordhoek Main Road. The produce is from a number of small urban farmers in the area. It always looks so fresh and delicious!
P is for The Peach Pip Farm Stall at Rodgers
The Peach Pip Farm Stall at Rodgers is a family-run fresh produce spot that has been on the road to Kommetjie for many years. The majority of their produce is farmed organically, although not registered. Their new chill and eat space, Nourish Hut, loved by my son and I, serves good coffee, raw juices and delicious pancakes, with curries and breakfasts also available. Plus there’s free WiFi. The owners are super friendly and love to chat. In summer they have monthly markets with live music.
B is for Beaching at Misty Cliffs, Kommetjie and Scarborough
As I mentioned, beaching is one of my favourite ways to spend time. Of the amazing selection of beaches near my home, MistyCliffs beach small sandy spot between Kommetjie and Scarborough is my first choice. My partner often surfs here while I read, swim and explore the rock pools. The water is very cold and on a hot day it’s as refreshing as an ice-cold beer.”
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