The Real Food Trip Across South Africa
As part of our mission to tell the food stories of South Africa we left Cape Town to travel across the country from February until May 2012. Along the way we photographed and filmed all the places we visited and the people we met. We've been telling these stories through our featured listings. Thank you South Africa for sharing with us!
Why did we do this?
South Africa has so much to offer in terms of food experiences, and we want to share that with you! But we also understand that what we choose to eat has an enormous impact on the world we live in and on our personal health and well-being. By meeting the farmers and producers on the ground we hope to help you understand more about the food system we all depend on and bring you closer to the people who grow, manufacture and sell you your food. This in turn will help you make more informed choices about the food you buy.
We want to learn from the people on the ground about the challenges they face in their quest to feed us. We also want to learn how everyday South Africans engage with their food. This will give us a really interesting snapshot of food in South Africa.
Furthermore, as we travel we will be mapping a ‘food trail’ - we hope that people passionate about food will be able to retrace our steps and enjoy some excellent South African food experiences.
The Real Food Trip Supporters
Thanks to all our supporters of The Real Food Trip! Through our fundraising efforts via IndieGoGo and other means, we managed to raise R25 420 towards documenting of real food producers around South Africa. Thanks especially to Trialogue - corporate social investment and sustainability consultants for their help and generous contribution towards our trip.
Thanks to The Table at De Meye in Stellenbosch for contributing the meal we auctioned. It sold at R950 to Liz Metcalfe - thanks Liz! (check out her business www.foodshed.co.za for buying local produce).
Thanks to all our IndieGoGo supporters! We raised $799 through this crowdfunding initiative. The public supporters are:
- ECOBABE (www.ecobabe.co.za)
- Sean Archer
- Lia Rinaldo
- Catherine White
- Vicky Harding
- Elizabeth Meiring
- Treve Jenkin
- Sarah Dawson
- Michelle Matthews
- Stephanie Roberts
- Helen Brain
- Dan-Eric Archer co Klara Hansson
- Heather Gray
- Shaun Swingler
- Ohad Shachar
- Jacques & Claudia DeVilliers
- Daniele Cavallotti