Marshall what do you do with all the empty toilet rolls?
Marshall and Ruwayda Rinquest are vegetarians and over the years found the availability of fresh organic produce, and related speciality products, to be limited and pricey.
Using excess vegetables and fruit grown in their home garden, and those of friends, the husband-and-wife team opened RAW in 2018 to provide the community with fresh affordable produce. Added to this much-needed service was their intensive knowledge of medicinal plants which plays an important role in maintaining a healthy diet.
RAW is an offset point for produce grown by the Valley Food Gardens initiative and stock includes:
RAW personally sources excess fresh organic produce grown by the Valley Food Garden community.
Veggie boxes come in a variety of sizes with speciality products added such as homemade bread, RAW juices and organic eggs.
Seedlings cultivated for Valley Food Gardens are also on sale to the general public.
Ruwayda Rinquest squeezes RAW’s juices first thing in the morning using locally sourced seasonal vegetables and fruits. If it were any fresher, it would still be ripening on a tree or growing in the earth!
RAW has a lot more to offer than organic produce and fresh juice, there is also a selection of wholefood products and local crafts on sale, that includes but is not limited to:
Marshall and Ruwayda Rinquest invite you to visit their RAW stall at the local Greyton markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays to stock up on everything fresh!
The Wednesday Produce Market has an incredible selection of local home-grown organic produce available to buy or swap.
This is a community get-together where you get that chance to meet the locals, eat great food and go home with a shopping basket bursting with goodness. Visitors flock to the Greyton Saturday Morning Market to buy local homegrown produce, Valley Food Gardens’ veggie boxes and delicious RAW juices. Freshly baked goods, dairy products, homemade condiments as well as handcrafted speciality items made from leather, wine barrels and hessian, art, clothing, pre-loved books, smudge sticks, essential oils, soaps and remedies are also on sale.
Valley Food Gardens is a non-profit agricultural initiative created by Greyton Transition Town (GTT) to uplift the communities of Genadendal, Bereavill, Voorstekraal, Boesmanskloof and Greyton.
By unlocking the community’s food-growing potential, Valley Food Gardens assists its members every step of the way with the education and resources needed to establish healthy, self-sustaining, vegetable gardens. This resourcefulness directly influences economic access to food, reduces family food bills, enables more diverse diets, boosts immune systems and provides growers with a potential source of income. Valley Food Gardens buys surplus vegetables from growers' which get packed into veggie boxes and sold to the public at RAW, a local wholefood store, and at weekly community markets.
Read more about this uplifting project and see how you can get involved, here:
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