Monthly Archives: June 2015

ResistTheOrdinary Ethical Anything Cape Town

Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic, Free Range

“Eating seems as a pasttime activity”
Excerpt from lyrics of ‘System of Down’s song: Toxicity.

This blog is aiming to document South Africans with a positive Ethos in the Food & Drink industry.
We want to shout out and promote anyone who’s producing positive output along these lines:

1. Animals and humane practices.

2. Supporting farmers who are pioneering the way forward to healthier grown food (Free from hormones, pesticides, cages & GM/Monsanto etc)

3. Better for the environment.
You should not sh*t where you sleep – Even rats know this!

All suggestions welcome, we wanna hear from you!

Plant Cafe – Cape Town city centre

One of the biggest pioneers of food in Cape Town.

A cafe established in 2013 to promote plant-based food choices and to provide a space in Cape Town for vegans, vegetarians and people with food allergies. Their website has a great resources page (including Vegan recipes).
Recent news: Fridays now open until 21:00.

Website: http://www.plantcafe.co.za
FB: /PlantCapeTown
Twitter: @PlantCT

Free Range Pork – But what about the breeding sows?

Regardless of whether your Pork is sourced free range, the more important question to ask your supplier is whether the sows used to breed pigs are confined in breeding crates or not?

Reading material::
1. Read more on Compassion in World Farming’s long running campaign to free all breeding sows.

2. Read more on Woolies getting involved to improve standards for breeding Sows

3. CIWF’s list of sources of kinder food

Folks we’ve found so far who explicitly comment on their breeding sows are:
Happy Hog Butchers – Aston

Can you help us grow this list?

Credits:
Thank you to: http://www.faculty.rsu.edu/ for imagery

Basic Stock – Community Grocer & Cafe

Marissa from the Netherlands fell in love with South Africa and has opened a inspirational shop in Somerset West. A lovely selection of local produce goodies ranging from Gluten Free, Organic to Free Range.

‘I believe that many of our health problems are connected to food and can be treated through a change of diet. It is my passion to help people find their way to better ingredients, free of chemicals and preservatives, while not having to compromise on quality. ‘

Main Road, Somerset West
Website: basicstock.co.za
FB: Facebook
Twitter: /basicstockdeli

Farmer Angus – Pasture raised Meat & Eggs

Angus McIntosh has been innovating farming practices in South Africa with concepts like ‘Egg Mobiles’, ‘Global warming reversing cattle’ and legitimate access for hens and cattle to roam in the pastures.

Their hens are fed a vegetarian diet.
their cattle are solely grass fed.

No additives or hormones etc.

Spier Wine Farm – Stellenbosch
Website: www.farmerangus.co.za
Twitter: /FarmerAngus

Cape Venison – Deli / Butchery

Nothing gets closer to free range and organic than Wild Game.
Free range beef cheaper than Woolies.

Incredibly well priced friendly butcher run by a dedicated family Team.
Free range beef cheaper than Woolies.

Much of their sourced game is hunted at night: No abattoir / slaughter house.

They also have ‘no-salt’ boerewors options which is the 1st we’ve seen.
Call in advance, their produce is popular and they’re a ‘small/medium’ scale operation.

UNFORTUNATELY ONE OF THEIR FRIDGES STOCKS FOIE GRAS : (
(Accurate at last visit early 2015)

Tel: 021 558 9005
WELGELEGEN SHOPPING CENTRE, 20 MALMESBURY ROAD, WELGELEGEN, CAPE TOWN
Website: www.capevenison.co.za
FB: Facebook

Apollo beer – Vegan / vegetarian friendly beer

Quality craft beer Cape Town

Apollo Brewing Company are the 1st brewery in Cape Town to source a settling agent alternative to Gelatin (Beef/Horse/Pig derived).

Vegecoll by Laffort is a potato based product which aids the settling of proteins in beer to help produce a clear beer.

Tel: 081 725 3959
Website: www.apollobeer.com
FB: /ApolloBeer
Twitter: /ApolloBeer

A boycott is one of the most single powerful votes that you can make

A few years ago, I was offered the name of a company during a conversation:
“Proctor & Gamble”.

Do your homework and you’ll realise that this corporation have made a fool out of anyone who owns a pet, claims to love animals or has tried a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle in ignorance.

Why? Answer: This company blatantly tests on animals!

Excerpt from the uncaged boycott website:

“Traditionally known for their soaps & detergents, P&G now produce a massive range of products tested on animals. E.g Pantene Pro-V, Herbal Essences, Head & Shoulders, Ariel, Daz, Fairy, Max Factor, Olay, Iams, Eukaneuba etc.”

You’d be surprised how many of your regular daily products are made by P&G: Hair care, cosmetics, perfumes, personal hygiene, laundry care, snack food, paper and feminine hygiene, and even pet food. “

And yes, we’ll agree that not everyone can afford alternative products!.. or can they? An entire separate post in it’s own right.

The point to make here is simple:

There are many folks out there supporting these products in ignorance and those who know and apathetically continue to vote and buy unethical products even when they can afford to make a switch.

Until we flesh out this post, check out all the Proctor and Gamble brands which support animal testing for items as trivial as detergents and toiletries.

The start of any change is awareness, and dialogue (without lecturing, eek!). Start talking to friends & family about this if it’s important to you!

Warning: Be prepared to watch good people you know, do nothing despite receiving the above knowledge. Humans are creatures of habit.

96 Winery Road Restaurant – Stellenbosch Helderberg

Free range beef, free to roam on the Zandberg farm, grass fed and hormone free.

Premier eating, without the pretentious need to dress up.
Prepare for fine wine and quality dining!

Check out their Facebook page for numerous winter special bargains.

Tel: 021 842 2020
Zandberg Farm, Winery Road (Off R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West)
Website: www.96wineryroad.co.za
FB: /96WineryRoad
Twitter: /96WineryRoad