Slow Food Eat Local Challenge

February 2nd, 2018

Slow Food Eat Local Challenge – 5 November

In line with Slow Food International, Wickedfood Earth Farm supports World Food DaySlow Food Eat Local Challenge runs from 16 October to 5 November. For the first time, consumers and Slow Foodies around the world are uniting to raise a fork against climate change. Because when we consume vegetables that have been imported from across oceans, that’s unsustainable. Demanding to have fruit available even when it’s not in season is unsustainable. The waste generated in this supply chain is unsustainable. When you buy these products, there’s a world of middle-men and multinationals between you and your food. And most of what you pay never makes it back to the farmer.
Ask yourself: what food is grown where you live? If you choose local food from small-scale producers, you’re reducing emissions. You’re supporting your local economy. And what’s more, you’re eating fresher, healthier, more delicious food. Slow Food works with a network of small-scale producers around in order to defend their enormous wealth of local food traditions. Please support us!

Try and eat only local, seasonal food from small-scale producers near you, and ask your friends and family to do the same. Then tell us how it went!

In recognission of the Slow Food Eat Local Challenge we at Wickedfood Earth Farm are running a special mezze country lunch, this coming Sunday 5 November. This lunch, cooked by the country cooking school team, is built around the best naturally grown ingredients available from Wickedfood Earth Farm and surrounding small scale producers. The Wickedfood Earth Farm food gardens around the lunch area have been internationally recognized by Slow Food. A number of items offered on our Sunday lunch platters are also available for sale through our deli and online shop. For certain items it is advisable to pre-order to avoid disappointment.

Our lunches are built around ±15 mezze dishes to share, prepared with a strong emphases on generous portions of our:

  • award winning artisan cured meats, all produced by the country cooking school team, using our own veld raised meat;
  • selection of homemade pickles all produced in the country cooking school kitchens, using farm grown vegetables;
  • freshly made dips from organically grown vegetables and herbs (we even make our own tahini sauce) from the country cooking school’s internationally recognized food gardens;
  • imaginative salads of fruit and vegetables also from the country cooking schools food gardens;
  • Freshly baked farm bread, baked in the country cooking school’s kitchens;
  • Farm-made seasonal dessert, and old style farm coffee.

Cost:

  • Mezze country lunch, served from 12 to 2pm – R195pp
  • Farm-made seasonal dessert, and coffee – add R60pp
  • Please note we are not licensed so you are welcome to bring your own drinks and ice. We supply jugs of chilled water on the tables, and glasses.

Space for this special exclusive lunch, at Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School, is limited to a maximum of 40, so book early to avoid disappointment. Guests will have a choice of sitting at our magnificent communal long table, or for parties of 4, 6, 8 or 10 at their own tables (or with enough lead-in time, you can book the venue for an exclusive event).

For more information, or to book Contact Cilla on 076 236-2345 or cilla@wickedfood.co.za

Up-front booking essential, no booking confirmed without payment in full, no refunds, no children under 12 (terms and conditions apply). For your own protection, access to the property is only granted those people with bookings.

Xmas Lunch Workshop 2017

February 2nd, 2018

Xmas Workshop and Lunch – 17 December

We will be offering ± one and half  hour hands-on workshop and Q&A session on:

  • How to make the very best liver pâté;
  • how to prepare gammon;
  • great sauces for ham;
  • de-boning and stuffing a duck, a great alternative for either a hot or cold Xmas celebration;
  • The perfect Xmas pudding for hot weather – our very different take on frozen Xmas pudding.

This will be followed by a 3 course lunch of:

  • liver pâté and our mezze dips from our own vegetables,
  • cured meats,
  • two different hams, de-boned stuffed duck, with vegetables and other goodies produced on the farm, and
  • dessert.

Over and above the workshop and lunch you will also have the opportunity to purchase farm made products, from our cured meats and sausages, to a wide variety of pickles, preserves and jams, all of which make great Xmas presents.

Cost: R350pp including the workshop, bookings essential.

Where – Wickedfood Earth Farm, Hekpoort, ±70km from Fourways, Directions click here;

When – Sunday 17 December  from 10:30, workshop starts at 11:00 sharp (for those who only wish to attend the lunch please arrive around 12:30, please advise Cilla in advance);

For bookings contact: Cilla on 076 236-2345 or cilla@wickedfood.co.za

For more information contact: Mike on 060 761-0885 or earth@wickedfood.co.za

 

Pedi Open Day

February 2nd, 2018

The Magalies Pedi Group open day

The Magalies Pedi Group is arranging an open day group discussion and presentation at Wickedfood Earth. The Magalies Pedi Group is in the process of getting the indigenous Pedi sheep breed declared a Slow Food Presidium.

The Pedi sheep breed occurred originally south of the Soutpansberg and are typical of indigenous sheep found in our area (from Northern Gauteng, north). It is an easy sheep to farm with and produces a good quality meat as well as a distinctive hair hide. The breed is adapted to a harsh environment and can tolerate various stressful conditions including heat and drought. The breed can walk long distances. It is both a browser and grazer, is robust and has a good tolerance against the usual diseases and parasites in our area.

Date: 15 July 2017 @ 9:00.

Venue: Wickedfood Earth, near Hekpoort (see website for directions).

Guest Speakers:

  • Prof Piet van der Merwe, a founding member of the Pedi breeders assn. and pure breed Pedi farmer for over 30 years, and
  • Slow Food representative to talk about the importance of preserving rare breeds as a Presidium, and how Slow Food can work with us to preserve and add value to the breed.

Objective of discussion: To preserve and promote the Pedi Sheep breed and ensure its survival as a viable commercial breed.

Cost: R50 to cover cost of the speakers. Tea and coffee provided.

Food: For those who want to network after the event, either:

  • bring your own lunch and drinks, there will be a fire for those who want to braai; or
  • Wickedfood Earth will be providing (pre-booking essential for catering purposes – cilla@wickedfood.co.za):
    • Kop & pootjies with rice @ R30 per plate;
    • Farm-made beef boerewors @ R50/500g, for braaiing;
    • Mutton sausage – Sosatie, and herb & feta flavours @ R40/300g, for braaiing.

RSVP: Please indicate by email cilla@wickedfood.co.za if you will join this event. Feel free to ask should you require more details. Max (082) 334-3471, Mike 060 761-0885.

BBQ lunch & beer tasting

February 2nd, 2018

BBQ inspired lunch and craft beer tasting – Sunday 28 January

For this unique 5 course lunch, each course pared with a different beer, the Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School staff have been inspired by the art of cooking over an open fire and the unique flavour of small batch craft beers, especially brewed for the event. The Country Cooking School staff will combine their favourite South African braai techniques, with long slow BBQ smoking and open fire cooking techniques of the Americas, to produce some really unique dishes and sides – ribs, pulled pork, farm made sausage, slow cooked beef cheeks, sticky wings and even a dessert and beer pairing.

Our brewer for the event is Danny, who hails from the UK, and has been brewing beer on and off since he was a teenager (helping his father brew). Having moved to SA his interest was re-kindled at a visit to the Worthogs Home Brew Club Summer Festival. His passion is brewing ales. Danny only brews for drinking pleasure and doesn’t sell his beers. He will be on hand to take you through the tasting.

All the produce for this event will  showcase the fantastic flavour of Wickedfood Earth organically grown fruit, farm made preserves and veld raised meat. True country cooking at its very best.

The meal will be in the form of a 5-course menu consisting of a selection of  dishes, each one representing a different cut of meat, and/or cooking technique, with the appropriate sides, and each paired with a different beer. We will crown the whole feast off with a delicious medley of desserts, showcasing the best of our seasonal fruit, and home made ice-cream.

Where – Wickedfood Earth Farm, Hekpoort, ±70km from Fourways;
When – Sunday 28 January
from 12:00;
To book –
contact Cilla – 076 236-2345 or cilla@wickedfood.co.za
CostR290pp, Booking essential, limited space.

Please note we are not licensed so you are welcome to bring your own drinks and ice. We supply jugs of chilled water on the tables and a variety of different beers especially brewed for the event. Space for this exclusive lunch at Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School is limited to a maximum of 40, so book early to avoid disappointment. Guests will have a choice of sitting at our magnificent communal long table, or for parties of 4, 6, 8 or 10 at their own tables (with enough lead-in time, we can re-create this event for your exclusive group).

Up-front booking essential, no booking confirmed without payment in full, no refunds, no children under 10 (terms and conditions apply).