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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Farm fare: Potato bread variations

When potatoes first reached the European shores from Peru, where it was a staple, the Europeans did not care for its bland taste and...

Karoo to Coast race remembers the Langkloof’s early pioneers

The adage that art imitates life may be truer than we think, especially when it comes to the people and places in one of...

Local urban farming trends in 2017

Urban farming is growing more popular and necessary to support urban populations' needs regarding the availability of nutritious food. Bizcommunity spoke to Marlaen Straathof,...

Using Rooibos in savoury dishes

16 January is National Rooibos Day, the perfect day to celebrate other ways to use Rooibos other than simply drinking it. Rooibos can be...

Roasting nuts on the open fire

Pecan nuts can be a very expensive farm fare product, but with good reason. Pecan nut trees take years to produce nuts and harvesting...

Turning kraalbos into soap in the Northern Cape

Robert Richards from the Northern Cape is turning kraalbos into soap. Richards realised that instead of removing the invasive plant from farmlands, it could...

Pomegranate and sparkling wine punch

Pomegranates are in season from December to February in South Africa, giving you a convenient excuse to use this farm fare product in anything...

Plaaskos: Ouma se stoweboontjies

Om altyd vars groente beskikbaar te hê is iets wat ons deesdae as van self sprekend neem. Dit was nie altyd so eenvoudig soos...

Holistic management is what we need

Sarah Savory is the daughter of Zimbabwean ecologist and advocate of holistic management, Allan Savory. She lives and works in Zimbabwe and is a...

Rooibos facts: Did you know?

To celebrate this National Rooibos Day we are sharing some interesting facts about this local produce. Get your facts straight by reading the ten...
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Ruvasa brei aanlyn-sertifiseringstelsel uit

Ruvasa het hul bestaande aanlyn-sertifiseringstelsel uitgebrei. Prof Dietmar Holm, voorsitter van Ruvasa verduidelik aan RSG Landbou-luisteraars meer oor wat dit behels. Luister nou na...

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