… but always on the way if you want a real farmer’s breakfast or lunch in the Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa. After a 2-week break the restaurant doors open this Wednesday 3 June again and everybody is welcome to enjoy a hearty meal; enjoy the landscape, our livestock, the land and the gardens; watching birds, chill along the dam, taste mead, buy home made take-aways, meet Marley the farm/restaurant dog, buy or just admire the art, etc. etc..
Athol McOnie grew up in a horticultural environment. It also explains his BsC Horticulture (Pietermaritzburg). His father was a geneticist involved in the seed production of especially sunflowers, sorghum, sweetcorn and babycorn. After selling his company Saffola Seeds he and Athol ran a farm together for 16 years; supplying Woolworths with veggies and other crops but still involved in further enhancing plant material. Athol is still experimenting with different own varieties on a few locations in South Africa. Climate and environment influence the quality of the end product. The art is to find the right variety for the right environment. Told you before; farming goes beyond science. It brings science alive. And that’s what you taste.
Meet Marley the Lab; your first Welcome to Stanford Harvest; Arts Mead Food.
Marley is enthusiastic and friendly. And a swimmer!!!
Soon this blog will look amazing with recipes, art and especially mead.
It’s Stanford Harvest where guests meet, eat and drink. Stanford Harvest is located in the tranquil outskirts of Stanford, Western Cape, South Africa.