Looking for things to do this summer? Visit the Spier Food Garden and pick your own organically-grown produce!

As the sun graces the horizon with its warm embrace, summer beckons us to indulge in the simple pleasures of life. There’s no better way to celebrate the season than by connecting with nature and enjoying the freshest, most flavourful produce. This summer, embark on a delightful adventure by visiting the Spier Food Garden, where you can pick your own organically grown produce. It’s a fun family activity that brings people closer to the source of their food while providing a glimpse into the garden’s rich history.

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Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Stellenbosch Winelands, the Spier Food Garden is a thriving oasis where the past and the present harmoniously coexist. This enchanting garden has deep roots. Their gardening team has transformed an old horse paddock into a thriving food garden to grow delicious and nutrient-rich produce using eco-friendly and regenerative techniques.

Understanding the journey from farm to table

Visitors to the Spier Food Garden can immerse themselves in a cornucopia of vibrant colours and fragrant aromas. Rows of lush, pesticide-free vegetables, herbs, and fruits await your picking. The experience is not only educational but incredibly rewarding, as you connect with the earth and witness the transformation from plant to plate.


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This activity is ideal for families. It offers children a chance to learn about the origins of their food and cultivate an appreciation for the environment. They can pick plump tomatoes, crisp lettuce, fragrant herbs, and more. The smiles on their faces as they discover the joy of harvesting their own food are truly heartwarming. Besides the hands-on experience of picking your own produce, the Spier Food Garden also offers workshops and educational tours. These experiences provide valuable insights into sustainable farming practices, responsible water use, and the importance of biodiversity.

While you’re at Spier, don’t forget to explore the rest of the estate. With its award-winning wines, top-notch dining options, and various cultural activities, Spier offers a well-rounded experience for everyone. The fruits, herbs, and salad greens that are harvested from the serene food garden are used in all their restaurants and sold at the Spier Farm Cafe

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If you’re looking for a memorable summer adventure that combines history, sustainability, and family fun, head to the Spier Food Garden. By picking your own organically grown produce, you’ll not only enjoy the freshest flavours of the season but also gain a deeper appreciation for the natural world. Visitors are welcome to meander through it at their own pace, soaking in every moment of exploring the seasonal bounty.

So update your summer bucket list and add this beautiful experience to make sure you take time this summer to connect with nature, taste the fruits of your labour, and create lasting memories with loved ones at this enchanting garden.


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