Well, there are gremlins in the works.  Unfortunately, the Mother City Living events calendar has gone a bit wooky, and I have no idea why (UPDATE: fixed, hooray!).  But, hopefully I’ll figure it out soon and, in the meantime, here are the highlights for the weekend ahead!

From the Earth Expo

fromtheearth_goatThe country comes to town in the form of small producers, furry animals, small urban farmers (community gardens) and agricultural education.

In addition to a great list of exhibitors, the expo also has a running series of talks and demos, in the ‘Country Kitchen’ and the ‘Country Pantry’ – everything from growing your own mushrooms (the legal kind) to the ins and outs of organic wine, to how to run your own worm farm.

Event details:
From The Earth takes place from 16-18 October 2009 at the CTICC.  Tickets are available at Computicket (or at the door) and cost R50 for adults; R20 for scholars; kids under 13 get in free.

Robertson Wine on the River Festival

robertsonwineonriverThis idyllic open-air wine festival takes place on the banks of the Breede River at the Goudmyn Farm between Robertson and Bonnievale.

Just image a setting with the river flowing by, vineyards all around, beautiful hills and shading poplar trees.  Add to that live music, plenty of wines to taste, picnics and other local produce – and you’ve got yourself a spring festival not to be missed!

Event details:
Robertson Wine on the River takes place from 16-18 October 2009 on the banks of the Breede River.  Tickets are available at Web Tickets and cost between R100 and R200 for adults, and between R75 and R150 for pensioners. Ticket price includes: tasting glass; goodie-bag; all wine tasting; access to tutored tastings; shuttle rides between parking and festival site; free shuttle service between towns and festival area.

Organic vinegar tasting at Protea Hill in Stellenbosch

proteahillfarmvinegarSlow Food Cape Town is heading off to Stellenbosch this weekend to visit Protea Hill Farm.  This organic farm produces award-winning balsamic vinegars in a fabulous variety of flavours, including Mint, Tarragon and many more.

The event is free, and is open to non-Slow Food Cape Town members, so if you’re keen to come along, please email info@slowfoodcapetown.co.za.  Numbers are limited, but there may still be a couple of places available at this stage.

Find out more.

Event details:
Protea Hill organic vinegar tasting takes place on the 17th of October 2009 at Protea Hill Farm Entry is free, but numbers are limited.

Upcoming events to look forward to

(Image: vegetables from Abalimi)

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