Focus on food the way it was intended. We believe that food should be enjoyed the way it was intended, fresh, wholesome and rich in nutrients, not full of hormones, antibiotics and/or unnatural additives. Fortunately there are farmers who share our philosophy and we are able to serve uncontaminated food free of all these by-products. We try to use organically grown foods where we can. Nothing on the menu is prepared in bulk or ready-made, everything is made on order.
For example, we source our flour from an organic farmer in Prieska. He farms only non-GMO grains and uses a stone ground mill, nothing added, nothing taken away. What a pleasure to work with uncontaminated flour! Some of our lactose intolerant guests have tried this NON- GMO organic flour and have had no symptoms whatsoever! You are welcome to buy some of the flour to use at home, it is more costly than conventional flour and you will have to adapt your recipes, but great to be able to bake like my mom did.
All our citrus produce come from the Sundays River Valley, supplied by SOGA Organic. That includes all the lemons and oranges as well as our orange juice. Great to know that when you sip on your G&T, you have organic lemon/orange peel with organic herbs in your glass! SOGA Organic also have a few take-home options to consider, for example the freshly frozen lemon juice is a great option to keep in your freezer at home. One sachet contains the equivalent of the juice of one lemon at a fraction of the cost of a fresh contaminated lemon bought at the local store. They come in sealable bags of 24, simply remove a sachet and have it with a glass of hot water to start the day or always have organic lemon juice handy for the braai. Frozen orange- & grapefruit juice as well as ice rockets are for sale at our bar.
SOGA ORGANIC® is a proudly South African company located in the heart of the fertile Sundays River Valley. All fresh fruit is supplied by the four SOGA (Sundays Organic Growers Association) members who all farm in close proximity to the packing & processing facilities. All citrus used in our restaurant is certified organic. Soga also produces organic orange, grapefruit and lemon juice. www.sogaorganic.co.za As a by-product, all our minced meat is from organically grown beef as well as 100% pure Cape Buffalo. See www.sogaorganic.co.za
Tsikammatsi Organic Farm
Marnell and her team are situated in Tsitsikamma on a sustainable farm and supplies us with homemade mozzarella, butter, fresh herbs and organic vegetables. www.tsikammatsi.africa www.papillonorganics.co.za
Cobble Creek Farm
Serving farm fresh chicken since 2001. Cobble creek delivers a unique product, made from the finest quality humanely grown free range chicken. NO BRINE or HORMONES added to the chicken. Just pure clean meat the way nature intended. www.cobblecreek.co.za
TURACO HONEY - 100% Raw organic honey: Fynbos (Protea & Buchu) flavour from a local beekeeper just outside Jeffreys Bay. Contact person - Nedine Blignaut.
All strawberries and fresh berries come from Mooihoek Strawberry Farm near Hankey. Definitely worth a visit - go pick your own in season! www.mooihoek.com www.mooihoek.com
Our Angus beef comes from Woodview in the Free State. These cows are free from unnecessary growth hormones and antibiotics. The meat is also traceable from the farm to your plate through electronic identification. www.wagyu.co.za www.woodview.co.za
Hart's Ice Cream
Dave Hart and his son Ryan undoubtedly makes the best ice cream ever! We only use Hart's ice cream in our milkshakes and desserts. Try our vanilla ice cream with homemade chocolate sauce and nuts or the flavour of the day which can be Ferrero Rocher, Salted Caramel, Cookies & cream, Rum & raisin, Almond & yogurt to name only a few. Delicious! www.greenboxorders.co.za