Homemade in Hermanus
As an area that relies on its agricultural sector, Hermanus local produce is readily available and as fresh as you can get. With an array of farms that specialise in a variety of fruits, vegetables, livestock and other commodities, whether you’re visiting the area or you’ve lived here all of your life, there’s something to appease your taste. From markets and home-baked treats to farm stalls, independently owned outlets and home delivery services, there’s something delicious just waiting to be tasted in Hermanus.
These businesses in Hermanus work together in a symbiotic environment. By supporting each other through sales and shelf space, these small, medium and large scale farmers can sell their produce with relative ease. Thanks to the richness of the soil in and around the area, farmers enjoy fruitful bounties of their crops and other goods, which in turn are packaged and supplied to outlets across the country, with local stores receiving preference of course. This means, locally owned restaurants, caterers, hotels and other food and beverage suppliers, each boast exceptional cuisine due to the freshness of the local produce that is rarely on offer in the Western Cape’s larger cities.
One of the great things about residing in – or even visiting – the Cape Whale Coast is that whether you live in Hermanus or any of the towns that form part of this region, you have easy access to farm-fresh, local produce. And aside from supplying the general population with farm-fresh foods, there’s a host of other services and products that are manufactured in Hermanus that can help your business thrive or keep your fridge and pantry fully stocked. From processing facilities and abattoirs to specialized feed for marine farming, you can source these solutions from within the town’s limits with ease.
Don’t forget, with local produce comes delicious home-baked treats sold at many of the town’s farm stalls and bistros. Many retired citizens and avid bakers enjoy cooking up their signature batch of artisan foods, much to the delight of their loyal customers. In fact, you can sample an array of these tasty treats and products at one of the many local markets or festivals. Best of all, during peak seasons such as September during the whale festival and the December festive season, the markets are open more frequently, giving holidaymakers the opportunity to sample all of the wonderful local produce made with love in Hermanus.