Popular swing band Manouche will feature at our Christmas market at Hathersage Farm on Wednesday 18 December!
Gather friends, family and a picnic blanket, and join us in the beautiful tree-lit setting of Hathersage to enjoy their infectious rhythm! Browse the craft stands for something special or indulge in a range of delicious eats and treats. Hathersage offers a variety of wine labels.
Adults ~ R20
Creative art station and games for the children. Father Christmas will be there!
The Market Place has recently teamed up with Rodenburg Butchery to bring you specialised market delights from our small shop at Chelsea Village, all week long!
Following age-old, traditional methods of curing and smoking, Rodenburg Butchery supplies THE MARKET DELI with a full range of charcuterie including Local Parma Ham, Peppered Beef, Smoked Ham, Mustard Salami, Roast Beef, Pastrami, Smoked Bacon and more. Their selection of meats includes rabbit, guinea fowl, duck, ostrich, lamb, beef and veal.
Familiar market delights along with specialised gourmet finds line the shelves to enchant discerning foodies and those who need just a little more inspiration.
Visit us at Chelsea Village, 4 Bright Street, Somerset West. We’re there daily!
There’ll be plenty of Festive Cheer and Gifts Galore at our Christmas night market this season! Gather friends, family, a picnic blanket and a torch, and join us in the beautiful tree-lit setting of Hathersage Farm for an evening of gift-gathering, wine-tasting, lip-smacking, soul-soothing goodness! Come and source a special gift from our many local crafters and designers 每 there＊s something for everyone!
There will be plenty of delicious foods to choose from, Marimba under the Camphor tree, Christmas crafting for the kiddies, and even an appearance from Santa himself! Entry is free!
Please help us to support Nceduluntu Sanctuary Trust who will distribute any unwanted children＊s clothing, toys and supplies to organisations who care for abandoned children in The Helderberg Basin. Visitors are encouraged to please bring along an item or two to place under our special Tree of Hope.
Edible flowers have graced tables across cultures throughout the centuries. It isn’t a new fad or the latest fashion, and you will be surprised just how many flowers there are that can be used for your salads, soups, puddings and dishes. And for those of you who don’t think you could ever eat flowers, if you have ever eaten cauliflower, broccoli and artichokes, then you have eaten flowers! However, along with edible flowers, and edible fruit flowers, there are also some words of caution that go with this and common sense prevails.
There are two types of edible flowers: ornamental flowers and herbal flowers. Where there is a great diversity in the taste of the various ornamental flowers, eating herbal flowers tastes no different to their parent plant leaves and stems. Take care and be sure you know exactly what you choose to consume. If you are allergy-prone, it＊s probably best to forego consumption of flowers, however, here are some I’ve been tossing into my salads lately…
Borage blossoms – With its small brilliant blue flowers, Borrage creates a perfect decorative element to your garden. This can then be transferred to the dishes in your kitchen. With a light cucumber flavour it would work very well in salads. Companion planting 每 tomatoes, squash, strawberries. Repels the tomato worm.
Calendula: With its vibrant yellow to orange colour it will stand out in your garden. Often called the poor man’s saffron, it will lend its spicy, tangy, peppery taste well to your food, as well as add a golden hue to your dishes. A tea infusion of the dried flowers can be cooled and used in an ear dropper to treat ear infections.
Chive blossoms – Delicate, savory, lavender-hued chive blossoms are simply wonderful in salads, soups, omelets, and with cheese or as garnish. Chives are best planted near to carrots. They repel Root Fly.
Garlic flower 每 Planting garlic around your roses and amongst most vegetables will help to repel Ants, Aphids, Japanese Beetle, Spider mites and Apple Scab. The Garlic Flower tastes like the bulb but is milder.
Geranium - One very interesting aspect of geraniums is that the taste of the blossoms is specific to the color. The rose-scented ones actually taste like rose, and from there the taste extravaganza goes on!
Marigolds – their spicy petals are used extensively in edible flower circles. Companion planting 每 tomatoes. Repels Nematodes, Aphids, Whitefly.
Nasturtium – Nasturtiums come in so many different varieties and colors, but all of them are edible. For a crisp, peppery taste, add nasturtium flowers to any salad, wrap, or dip. Companion planting 每 radish, cabbage, squashes. Repels Aphids, Squash Bugs, Whitefly.
Pansy – Pansies are petite annual flowers that beautify gardens each spring. They appreciate a sunny location when temperatures are cool, at the beginning and end of the growing season. They offer a sweet, fresh, grassy flavour to salads. They come in many different colours and all are edible. Pansies are a terrific garnish that can make an otherwise nondescript dish look like it is fit for a king.
Squash/Zucchini 每 Zucchini flowers have a sweet yet lightly bitter flavour with a delicate, earthy, velvety feel. Companion Planting 每 Mielies, Marigolds, Nasturtuims. Just remember not to snip off all of those flowers or you won＊t have any squash later in the summer and autumn!
Violets – With their beautiful purple colour they work wonderfully in a garden and in a dish! They have a sweet, nectar-like taste.
It’s been some time since we gathered at Hathersage to share in local fare… Here’s a little something to whet your appetite.
Recently established events company, L＊Amour Events (based at Hathersage Farm), will host their first annual Biltong Festival on Heritage Day, 24 September 2012. It’s a day when meat-lovers will come together to sample their way through a range of cured meats, and will feature some of our regular Market Place traders, as well as a line-up of live entertainment, kiddies＊ fun and a Braai Competition to celebrate National Braai Day.
The market will be making a guest appearance at the fest and we＊d love to welcome all market lovers back to Hathersage farm – after months of hibernation＃
We are as eggcited as you are about our upcoming Easter Night Market at Hathersage…
This Thursday, gather your friends, family, holiday guests and a picnic blanket, and hop on over for an evening of eating, shopping, drinking and enjoying. The Easter Bunny will be there! What a great way to start your Easter weekend! Join us in the beautiful tree-lit setting of Hathersage Farm from 5pm-10pm.
This seasonal chart is a guide only and will vary according to climate and location within South Africa.
Vegetables: artichoke (globe), asparagus, beetroot, butternut, baby corn, brinjal, cabbage, carrots, celery, chillies, chives, courgettes or baby marrow, cucumber, endive [limited supply], garlic, green beans, kohlrabi, large variety of lettuce, mange tout, marog, mealies, mushrooms, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, radicchio, rhubarb, spinach, spring onions, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, squash, turnips
Fruit: apricots, apples like golden delicious, top red, starking, golden delicious (towards end of summer), bananas, berries like blue berries, strawberries, black berries & raspberries, cherries (1 to 2 weeks only), elderberries, figs, grapes, granadillas, guava, kiwi fruit, lemons, litchis, mangoes, melons like honeydew & pepino, nectarines, paw paws, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, pomegranates, prickly pears, quince, spanspek, tree tomatoes, watermelons
I am loving how my garden grows this season! Just look what I have here – lemons, plums, apricots, raspberries, nectarines and pears! The trees are heavily laden with fruit, and there’ll be more on the way soon with my avo tree showing signs of its first little emerald beads, the fig tree studded with tiny heavenly fruit (and looking beautiful as ever), and the pomegranate bush budding again. Even my peculiar orange tree is boasting fragrant blossoms! My 4-year old apricot tree is carrying a record load of 341 fruit (we counted them with great care and enthusiasm) and I lie in bed many a night thinking up ways to dry, blitz, preserve, juice and devour them…
The Festive Fair at Hathersage is a 3-day exhibition of specialised gifts, d谷cor items, clothing and accessories, jewellery and all things gorgeous! Around 80 exhibitors will showcase their wares to the local and surrounding communities on the stunning Hathersage Farm in Somerset West. Some of the goods on offer include edible treats, art, stationery, linens, d谷cor items, ceramics, furniture, toys, plants & flowers and more!
Hathersage House 每 exclusive wedding and function venue and home to Hathersage wines 每 will be hosting an exhibition including one select company in each field related to the hospitality industry. A jeweller, events coordinator, florist, make-up artist, dress-maker, photographer and stationer will showcase their services and offer direct advice for anyone planning an important event.
Attractions at this year＊s event include Nia and interactive demonstrations, a small vintage car display, live late-afternoon music, wine tastings, crafts and pony rides for the kiddies.