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.

 

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A COMPREHENSIVE
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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
 

ONLINE

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Sprouting Seeds
Wide range of organic seeds fro sprouting, posted to your address anywhere.

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.

 

  CAPE TOWN 

ORGANIC SHOPS  AND RESTAURANTS THAT USE ORGANIC VEG WHERE POSSIBLE AND / OR SERVE RAW VEGAN FOOD
 

  • Houwhoek Farmstall,
  • Wellness Warehouse, Kloof st / Cavendish 
  • Organic Zone, Lake side, 
  • Quench, Obs,
  • Superette, Salt River,

     
  • Earthshine  -  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 - 41 Victoria 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.
     
  • Kwalapa - Montebello Design Estate 31 Newlands Avenue Newlands Cape Town
    Organic Shop and Restaurant. Raw food buffet on Wednesdays


     
  • Organic Living
    Constantia Shopping Centre
     
  • Super Foods in Westlake 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 products.
     
  • 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 management)

 

ORGANIC SUPPLIERS

  • Ganics organic products & weekly produce box deliveries in WC; free recycling service
    +27 (0)21 447 0714
     

  • Harvest of Hope organic vegetable deliveries to various collection points in the Peninsula & surrounds
    +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

     
  • Organic Garden
    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 & Bredasdorp
    +27 (0)28 423 3812

RESTAURANTS
 

MARKETS WITH ORGANIC PRODUCTS

  • Hout Bay Organic Market
    Every Thursday Morning from 9am - 1pm
    The Health Path. 41 Victoria Rd.
     
  • Constantia Waldorf School Market
    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 until 2.00pm
     
  • 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.
     
  • Rondebosch Organic Market
    Held every Saturday from 7.30 to 12 noon outside the Rondebosch library.

  • 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 family atmosphere.
    Market dates: First Sunday of every month.... Starting 4th October 2009
     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
     

ORGANIC 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!

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Why Buy Organic ?

1. Support the Environment
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 the environment.

2. Help 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.

3. Support 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.

4. Preserve Diversity
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.

5. Support 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 community.

6. Support 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 entrepreneurial enterprises.

7. Help 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.

8. 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.

9. Save Energy
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.

10. 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.

11. 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!

www.wildorganics.co.za

 

  JOHANNESBURG 

JOHANNESBURG - SHOPS

  • Fruits & Roots (103 Komatie Rd, Emmarentia OR cnr. Hobart & Grosvenor Roads, Bryanston)
     

  • Bryanston Organic Market
    Every Thursday & Saturday 9am-3pm - the best place to buy organic produce.

  • Irene Village Market
    The second and last Saturday of every month 9am-2pm. Buy organic herbs, vegetables and breads at the Irene Village Market - an art market on the shady grounds of the Smuts House Museum about 40 kilometres north of Johannesburg

  • Greenlands Health Shop health shop in Parkhurst; weekly organic box collection offered  +27 (0)11 880 9044
     

     

JOHANNESBURG -  BOX DELIVERY SCHEMES

  • Wensleydale 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.
     

NATAL

  • Simply Organic fruit & veggie deliveries on KZN North Coast+27 (0)74 110 9049

     

 

  LUSAKA ZAMBIA 

  • Farmers Market, Kafue Rd

  • Foxy Organics, Lilayi Rd

  • Sugarbush Organic Farm, Leopards Hill Rd

 

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