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Naledi Farm’s guide to organic veggie gardening

It is finally December and with the extra time there is for doing what relaxes you, we have compiled all the articles that Manti...

Growing potatoes in your own garden is easier than you think

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes The greatest comfort comes from food that we grow ourselves. What could be more satisfying than harvesting fresh potatoes...

Kalbas Padstal: ’n Noordwestelike juweel

’n Mens kan soms dikwels by dieselfde baken langs jou pad verby ry en jou voorneem om tog eendag dalk daar te stop. Doen...

Don’t be put off: Growing beans this summer is easy

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes What is summer without beans? Don’t be put off if you are a new gardener because this is probably...

Extra virgin olive oil: What exactly is it?

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Thinking that “olive oil is just olive oil” would be like saying that “wine is just wine”. However, there...

Learning to grow a vegetable garden takes time

Growing vegetables is not always as easy as planting a few seeds and harvesting your crops a few weeks or months later. I get...

Mulching can be an absolute game-changer

The day you embrace the idea of continually adding mulch to your soil is the day you become an expert gardener. You will create...

Starting small: The secret to a healthy vegetable garden

Before you start growing your vegetable garden, you need to choose the right location and prepare the soil. In this regard, my advice to...

Beef up your meat knowledge

Do you know all the beef cuts? Even if you know a few, it can be more complicated than you might think. Not all...

Match your vegetable garden to your time

You have probably been thinking about starting a vegetable garden and growing your favourite vegetables and herbs, but never quite got around to it....

Two ways to grow potatoes at home

With the recent disruption of our day-to-day lives, which affected global buying patterns and created fears of limited access to food, there could be...

Exploring red meat cooking methods among consumers in the Western Cape

The preparation of red meat can involve numerous cooking methods, often classified as either dry-heat cooking methods (e.g. fried, oven baked, oven grilled, roasted,...

Farm Fare: Hemp and cannabis in food

The use of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) in food and beverages has grown in popularity in recent years. Hemp products and their extracts are...

Weird and wonderful veggies

Consumers have been spoiled for choice with shelves filled with new weird and wonderful veggies to experiment with. With consumers being more exposed to...

Milk and microbes: A match made in heaven

Fermented milk has been part of human history for a very long time and is a versatile product made in various regions around the...

Farmer Kidz: 21-day lockdown fun farming project

Steven Barnard of Garden of Life runs the Farmer Kidz initiative that teaches kids in pre-primary schools how to grow their own vegetables. He...

A look inside the SA leather and hide industry

South Africa’s leather industry has come a long way from mainly supplying leather boots during the world wars in the early to mid-20th century. Since the...

Starting your very own charcuterie

Bragging that he can make bacon from mutton during a night of revelry with friends, was what started Neil Jewell from Franschhoek on the...

An introduction to heirloom vegetables

You have probably heard of heirloom or heritage vegetables. You might also have noticed the diversity of strange vegetables on supermarket shelves, from rainbow...

Food preservation through the ages

Food preservation has played an important role in the survival of humanity. It is also a good way to prevent food being wasted. Here...

Agro-processing of condiments and seasonings

A condiment is defined as a spice, sauce, or other preparation added to a food product to give it flavour, to enhance its existing...

Agro-processing of maize

Most value-added food products available to consumers have been processed in one way or another. Without the aid of food processing, we would not have the...

Agro-processing of wheat

Faced with the current economic realities, farmers worldwide are investigating new ways of surviving, as well as expanding their businesses. One of the many opportunities to grow markets,...

Agro-processing of fresh poultry products

Faced with the current economic realities, farmers worldwide are searching for new options of surviving, as well as expanding their business. One of the...

Agro-processing of root crops

Without the aid of food processing, we would not have the convenience of the large variety of food products available in supermarkets and other...

Agro-processing of subtropical fruit

Faced with the current economic realities, producers worldwide are searching for new options of surviving, as well as expanding their business. One of the...

Agro-processing of beer

Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverages in the world and is third overall of the most popular liquids...

Agro-processing of dairy

One of the many opportunities available to farmers to grow their markets, turnover and profits is by adding value to farm produce through further...

The agro-processing of small grains

Small grains or winter cereals are defined as oats, wheat, barley, rye, durum wheat and triticale. This article will cover some of the processing...

Agro-processing of marine foods

Faced with the current economic realities, farmers worldwide are searching for new options of surviving, as well as expanding their business. One of the...