Slow Food Mother City is heading out to Darling next weekend (Saturday 29 September 2012) to visit the friendly folks at Lelieblom Farm. It’s one the few regular events on their calendar, and one of my favourites (probably because there’s foraging involved, and I can’t resist that – not ever!)
Here’s what’s on the cards for the expedition:
With spring on its way and the flowers out, what better time to visit the West Coast and enjoy a hearty Plaaskos lunch? This September we’re visiting our friends at Lelieblom Farm near Darling to go wading for waterblommetjies.
Lelieblom is a working family farm, owned by Karen and Michael Basson. Each year, they welcome us for a traditional farm feast in their farmhouse (have a look at what we got up to last year, and the year before that). And, especially for us, they invite local producers to create a wonderful Platteland ‘mini farmers market’, with delicious local cheese, mushrooms, breads and charcuterie on offer.
I had such fun at the last event, and can’t wait to go back. Plus, the little market was really awesome – I came back laden with exotic mushrooms, charcuterie and ever so much cheese.
As far as I know, there are still some places left (you don’t have to be a member to go), so if you’re keen to come along, visit Slow Food Mother City to find out more and to book.
Waterblommetjie Forage and Farm Feast – Event Details:
Where: Lelieblom Farm, just outside Darling
When: Saturday 29 September 2012. 11am
Cost: Members – R125 per person; Guests – R150 per person. Children under 12: R60