COMMERCIAL FRUIT AND VEGETABLES ARE COVERED IN CHEMICAL PESTICIDES
I'm not sure
what the stats here in SA are but in the US approximately 75% of all
produce, tested positive for various pesticide residues!
There is no law that requires chemical companies to test their
chemicals for immune system damage or subtle neurological harm.
Check out the
Ubergreen Organic Eco Directory on Urban Sprout
Click here for
Natural & organic food products, as well as common
supermarket items are analyzed and rated by
nutritionists, homeopaths, toxicologists and other
experts in the science of food
Covering mainly South Africa
and Zambia at the moment. Please feel free to suggest a good listing
Wide range of organic seeds fro sprouting, posted to your address
Go-Organic.co.za is South Africa’s premier organic website,
directory and marketing company. We trade locally and
internationally in bulk organic products and set up growing projects
and off-take contracts. Go-Organic.co.za is a private, commercial
organization committed to social and economic upliftment.
ORGANIC SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS
THAT USE ORGANIC VEG WHERE POSSIBLE AND / OR SERVE RAW VEGAN FOOD
Wellness Warehouse, Kloof st / Cavendish
Zone, Lake side,
Superette, Salt River,
- has a range of raw crackers, raw eggplant biltong, raw fermented
cabbage and many organic seeds and raw spice mixes. They hold
excellent raw prep classes. Check their page for details.
- Health Path -
Rd Hout Bay
Thursday morning organic market. Healthy meals, organic
coffees, health products. Owned by The Health Connection which
packages and distributes a wide range of health foods.
- Montebello Design Estate 31 Newlands Avenue Newlands Cape Town
Organic Shop and Restaurant. Raw food buffet on Wednesdays
Constantia Shopping Centre
sell a wide range
of raw super foods and supplements as well as sprouting kits and
organic sprouting seeds, raw food accessories and home made raw
- Woolworths / Pick n Pay
A small selection
or organic products are available from time to time. (Will help
if customers make their desire for organics produce known to
products & weekly produce box deliveries
in WC; free recycling service
+27 (0)21 447 0714
Harvest of Hope
vegetable deliveries to various
collection points in the Peninsula &
+27 (0)21 371 1653
Organic by Nature organic
produce, food, cosmetics & lifestyle
products delivered to collection points
in the Overberg. +27 (0)21 851 6491
weekly organic deliveries, with free
deliveries in the South Peninsula.
+27 (0)21 783 3952
The African Potato
weekly organic produce & products
delivery in Helderberg, Strand &
Gordon's Bay areas
+27 (0)21 850 0957 +27 (0)84 646 5216
The Drift Farm
organic & bio-dynamic farm produce
delivered to your door - Cape Town,
Somerset West, Napier, Hermanus, Greyton
+27 (0)28 423 3812
- Hout Bay Organic Market
Every Thursday Morning from 9am - 1pm
The Health Path. 41 Victoria Rd.
- Constantia Waldorf School
Fridays 11am - 2pm and evening market on the last
Friday of the month
- Camphill Village Market
On the first Sunday of
every month from 11am until 4pm
- Imhoff Farmers Market.
In Kommetjie Rd. First Saturday of every month from 10.00am
- Neighbourgoods market -
Old Biscuit Mill, Albert Rd, Woodstock on Saturdays and Sundays.
Certain stalls sell organic produce and goods
Porter Estate Produce Market
Saturday Mornings from 9am-1pm
Near the Tokai Arboretum.
Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market
an authentic Slow
Food market consisting of producers selling products they have
sourced, grown, raised, harvested, caught, preserved or
transformed themselves. Saturday from 9am to 4pm.
Century City Natural Goods Market You’ll find an
assortment of unique high quality traders selling a range of
locally produced fresh, gourmet produce, organic goods, home
bakes, preserves, wine, clothing, art, natural health and beauty
products and quality crafts. Ample parking. Come and enjoy a
Market dates: First Sunday of every month.... Starting 4th
09h00 -15h00. Location: Central Park, Park Lane in Century City
Gaia Food Market
- - Organic Plant Based Foods. See site for dates once a month.
Alphen Hall Constantia
BOX DELIVERY SCHEMES & ONLINE
Organic produce, call them up
or order on line and collect or have it
delivered to your door in Cape Town!
Why Buy Organic
Organic production systems support natural ecosystems by
using long-term farming solutions. This restores, maintains, and
enhances ecological harmony, and positively affects the health of
Protect Our Health
Organic farmers do not use harmful chemicals that pollute
the air, water and food, therefore reducing our exposure to
pesticides. Organically grown plants are also higher in secondary
metabolites, components of a plant's own immune system that allow it
to withstand pests and drought. These compounds are vital to human
health. Choosing organic foods positively impacts on our own health,
the health of our children, the health of the farm workers, and the
health of future generations.
Our Future Needs
Organic farming embraces the principle that agriculture
must meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of
future generations. Buying organic is a direct investment in the
long-term future of our planet.
The loss of a large variety of species is an important
environmental concern. Organic growers are committed to preserving
our delicate ecosystem through relying on natural predators rather
than on chemicals to control pests.
Local Farmers Creating A More Sustainable World
Support local growers thus creating a sustainable local
economy, which is vital to the health and well being of the
Previously Disadvantaged Groups
Organic farming methods are accessible and practical to
small-scale farming. Compared to conventional farming methods,
compact areas of land can be worked and virtually no expensive
off-farm inputs are required. In South Africa sustainable organic
production is being encouraged in local communities in order to
empower previously disadvantaged groups enabling these farmers to
feed themselves and trade off their surplus produce through organic
Protect Our Water Resources
The elimination of polluting chemicals and
nitrogen-leaching fertilizers, done in combination with organic soil
building practice, protects our water resources.
Increase Productivity of Our Land
Organic agriculture builds productive nutrient-rich soil
that resists topsoil erosion, which has been linked to the
agricultural practice of chemical-intensive, mono-crop farming.
Organic farmers are less reliant on non-renewable fossil
fuels due to the integration of practices such as natural insect
control, cover crop systems and rotation planting, and the avoidance
of synthetic fertilizers, which require a high energy consuming
production process. Organic produce also tends to travel a shorter
distance from the farm to your table.
Promote High Animal Welfare Standards
Animals on organic farms are happier and healthier. They
are themselves nourished with organic food and are raised in a
free-range environment. There is no routine use of antibiotics or
growth promoting drugs.
Organic Food Tastes Great
Organic farming begins with the nutrients of the soil,
which eventually leads to the nourishment of the plant and
ultimately our palates! Tests have shown that Organic produce has up
to 80% more nutritional value than commercially grown crops!
- BOX DELIVERY SCHEMES
supply Pick 'n Pay, Hyperama, Shoprite Checkers, and have a
stall at the Bryanston Organic Market, Thrupps, and Greenlands
in Parkview. Their entire range of both fresh
produce and dry goods is also available on line.
Organic fruit & veggie
deliveries on KZN North Coast+27 (0)74 110 9049