What’s in my bag?

Working closely with Harvest of Hope farmers our team ensures a rotating and seasonal variety of vegetables. Few farmers have access to tunnels therefore our seasonal items are all grown outdoors dependent on sunshine and good weather.

Each week our team will rotate the variety (i.e. carrots every other week) to ensure you are not receiveing the same bag all season long. To find out the bag content in advance you can click here or check our Facebook page by Friday at noon the week before.

Seasonal Vegetable Offerings

You will receive a selection of seasonal vegetables, just as Mother Nature intended. 

Summer: January to March

Basil, Beans, Beetroot, Brinjals, Butternut, Cabbage, Cabbage Baby, Carrots, Chillies, Chives, Cucumbers, Gooseberry, Kale, Lettuce, Marrow Baby, Onions, Onions Spring, Parsley, Patty Pans, Peppers Green, Peppers Red, Potatoes, Potatoes Sweet, Potatoes Sweet – orange, Pumpkin, Rhubarb, Rocket, Rosemary, Spinach – Baby (English), Spinach – Chard, Squash Gem, Tomatoes, Tomatoes Cherry

Fall : April to June

Basil (not all season) Beans, Beetroot, Brinjals, Broad Beans (mid season) , Butternut, Cabbage, Cabbage Baby, Carrots, Celery , Chillies, Chives (not all season) , Cucumbers, Fennel , Gooseberry , Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions , Onions – Spring , Pak Choi, Pumpkin, Radish , Rocket, Rosemary, Spinach – Baby (English), Spinach – Chard, Squash Gem, Tomatoes, Tomatoes Cherry, Tsat soi

Winter: July to September

Beetroot, Boad Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cabbage Baby, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Onions – Spring, Pack Choi, Parsley, Snap Peas, Potatoes, Radish, Rocket, Spinach – Baby (English), Spinach – Chard, Tsat Soi, Turnip

Spring: October to December

Basil (late into season) , Beans (late into season), Beetroot, Broad Beans (end of Season), Broccoli (end of season), Cabbage, Cabbage Baby, Carrots, Cauliflower (end of season) , Celery, Fennel, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions – Spring, Parsley, Potatoes, Radish, Rocket, Spinach – Baby (English), Spinach – Chard, Turnip

Herbs:

The following herbs are grown in our community gardens:

  • basil
  • coriander
  • thyme
  • oregano
  • rosemary
  • mint
  • chives
  • rocket
  • parsley
  • lavender
  • lemongrass
  • fennel
  • tarragon

Eggs from Usana’s Chicken Farm

Our medium box members will receive a box of six eggs every week.

Usana Farming Estate is situated in the beautiful and historic Stellenbosch Wine Region, on Klein Welmoed, the Winshaw Family farm.

At Usana all of their chickens are pasture-reared, meaning they roam freely throughout our pastures and eat a natural diet consisting of bugs and grass. Every night they roost in their famous egg mobiles where they can safely lay their eggs. The egg mobiles are relocated on a daily basis in an effort to allow the chickens to graze on fresh turf. This is a highly important aspect as chickens are scratchers and in their search for food, they tend to damage the areas they graze in. Moving them daily helps to ensure that they add value to the cattle’s grazing in the form of loosening the soil and natural manure.

Their meal is supplemented with a daily portion of grains while they forage for insects, seeds and grass on the pastures. This is what owner Pierre Winshaw has to say about their feed:

“We give our hens feed twice a day, morning and afternoon made up of a mixture of grains, the corn is GM free – the other parts are not readily/financially available yet. We give them feed for energy so they are able to lay their daily egg. The rest of the time they forage/graze in the pasture eating grass and anything else they may find. I think it’s this combination but especially the daily fresh grazing which really adds to the quality of our eggs”.

The HOH team is very impressed with the operation – the chickens are happy, healthy and really are free range!