CHANGE OF ORDER CUT OFF TIME

**CHANGE OF ORDER CUT OFF TIME
For those of you ordering for the Southern suburbs and South peninsula please be aware that you will have to get your orders in a little earlier. Starting this week we’re changing the cut-off time for Southern Suburbs and South Peninsula orders to Monday 9pm. Delivery will still take place on Thursday, while for northern deliveries, things remain unchanged, with the cut off time still 9pm on Sunday for delivery on Wednesday. We have made this change to relieve some pressure from some our producers and to make sure that all of your orders and packed full of fresh goodness.

**NEW STOCK
* Certified organic Soaring Free Superfoods
* Certified organic Pecan Nuts from Roux Farm, Orange River.
* Non-certified organic dried Onions, dried Pineapple Rings, raisins, dried Tomatoes
* Certified organic seed packs from Sandveld Organics
* Certified organic roasted Sacha Inchi seeds (salted with Himalayan salt) from the Amazon Jungle in Peru; high plant source of Omega 3 and contact Omega 3, 6 & 9 in ideal proportions, and full of amino acids.
* 100% pure Coconut Water in 330ml, and 1 litre

**ROUX FARM PECANS
Situated on the banks of the Orange river in South Africa, the first of their pecan trees were planted in 1973 on the historic farm Ramah. Chris Roux focused on planting the best varieties and saw to the establishment of the Pecan Producers Association which was instrumental in recognising pecans as a sustainable economic entity in South Africa.

Roux pecans is a family business with the second and third generation now actively involved in the production of fine organic pecan nuts. Roux pecans offers pecans that are 100% void of any traces of pesticides or any other element which corrupts the natural benefits of the Pecan nut.

Pecan is a very large size deciduous tree. It produces the rich buttery pecan nut. Composed predominantly of fat (more than 70%) they are rich in numerous vitamins and minerals including fibre, manganese, copper, thiamine, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, protein, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and carotene B!

*Health benefits of Pecan nuts*
-A rich source of energy (690 calories per 100g)
-A rich source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid as well as phenolic antioxidants
-Regular addition of pecan nuts into your diet can help to reduce total as well as LDL levels of cholesterol and increase HDL levels too
-Promote digestive health and relieve constipation
-Boost heart health
-Promote bone and teeth health and prevent muscle soreness
-Anti inflammatory actions
-Reduced stroke and breast cancer risk
– Reduced blood pressure

**Try this delicious Paleo and gluten free Pecan cookie recipe**

INGREDIENTS

For the filling:
1/3 cup dates, chopped
5 tablespoons of maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon almond milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped

For the cookie base:
2 1/4 cups almond flour, gently packed
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
5 tablespoons coconut oil, at room temp
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1-2 tablespoons almond milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

METHOD

To make the filling:
1. Cover the chopped dates in 1 cup of hot water and set aside for at least 10 minutes.
2. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the maple syrup, coconut oil, almond milk and vanilla extract. Stir until the coc0nut oil is just melted and then remove from the heat.
3. Drain and discard the hot water from the dates, place the dates in a blender with the saucepan contents. Blend until smooth, pout back into the saucepan (so you don’t dirty another bowl) and then stir the sea salt and pecan in. Set aside.

To make the cookie base and form the cookies:
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond meal, sea salt and baking soda. Whisk in the coconut oil until the dough resembles course crumbles.
3. Stir in the maple syrup, vanilla and almond milk. Start with 1 tablespoon of almond milk and add another tablespoon f the dough needs more moisture to pull it together.
4. Roll the dough balls (using 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough each) and the place them on the cookie sheet. Flatten the balls of dough and use your fingers to make a well in the middle of the cookies.
5. Generously fill the cookies with the pecan pie filling.
6, Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies turn golden brown.
7. Be patient and allow the cookies to completely cool on the cookie sheet (or they will fall apart)

**JUST IN

* Certified organic goat’s milk products in limited quantities from Foxenburg
* Non-certified bulk Spinach 1kg ONLY R40 from White Mountain, Wolseley and Beacon Food Garden, Mitchell’s Plain
* Certified (Demeter) biodynamic (in limited quantities) yoghurt & cottage cheese, fresh Calendula Flowers and Leeks from Bloublommetjieskloof Farm.
* Certified organic Bananas from Lebombo.
* Non-certified organic (in limited quantities) Rainbow Chard, Red cabbage, baby Leaf Mix, English Spinach
* Organic in Conversion 1kg Carrot Packs, 5kg Juicing BULK Carrots, Turnip bunches, Spring Onions, (in limited quantities) Broccoli and Cauliflower from Naturally Organic.
* Non-certified organic Leeks, Kale, and Red Mustard Lettuce bunches from SEED, Mitchell’s Plain
* Non-certified organic Seedlings 6-pack: Oregano, Mixed Spinach, Beetroot, Giant Rape, Spring Onion, Mizuna, Cabbage, Green Oak Lettuce & Celery; Plants: Viola, Lemon Thyme, Black Peppermint and Oregano from SEED, Mitchell’s Plain:

**KNOW YOUR FARMER

The Lentegeur Market Garden was established in 2013 within the Spring Foundation at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital in Mitchell’s Plain as a vocational training service to the residents of the facility

The aim of the Lentegeur Market Garden is to assist the Forensic Patients achieve their wish of becoming farmers. This Psycho-social rehabilitation programme has enabled the patients to start development a Bio-intensive, Permaculture, Market Garden that will supply Organically Grown vegetables to the hospital kitchens and Organic outlets in Cape Town. The Market Garden welcomes persons every Wednesday who are wanting to assist on the development of the garden.

“Lentegeur Market Garden has become a place of healing and a living example of how rehabilitating a degraded environment will help provide sustenance, sanctuary, healing, inspiration, education and recreation to a community ravaged by poverty, addiction and mental illness.”

This highly visible project will revolutionise mental health care delivery by turning a place of rejection and despair into an emblem of beauty and hope. Lentegeur will also drive transformation in those communities most affected by the legacy of apartheid and build resilience and self-reliance in the face of climate change.

“Helping nature to heal the past so that the future can shine!”

Paul Barker studied at Weston Agriculture College in Natal, has managed organic grain, vineyard and essential oil production. As an Agro-ecology mentor, Paul has worked in communities around South Africa with the Office of the President, Premiers of Limpopo, Gauteng and Western Cape, Afristar Foundation, S.E.E.D. Food & Trees, and The Spring Foundation. and with the patients at Lentegeur for the past two and a half years.

*Get involved and learn more at Lentegeur Market Garden *

You can volunteer to work alongside the Lentegeur Market garden. Volunteer as a Saturday Spring Seedling starting Saturday September 5, 2015 9am to 12h30: https://www.facebook.com/events/966561616739332/

Or, Sublime Spring Equinox Sowings continuing Wednesday September 9, 2015 9am to 12h30:
https://www.facebook.com/events/483724031787825/

**HOGSBACK FESTIVAL OF TREES

Taking place at Terra Khaya Backpackers from 24-27 September you can book your tickets to take part in a tree planting event hosted by Greenpop.

“Join us and have fun, plant trees, learn lots, boogie the nights away with local muso’s and DJ’s, eat well, attend environmental workshops and experience the beauty of Hogsback and Terra-Khaya. We will plant thousands of trees and grow more enchanted forests in the Amathole Mountains. Hogsback’s incredible Yellow wood forests are home to the endangered Cape Parrot, Samango Monkey and other endangered species. By rehabilitating the wattle invaded land and planting indigenous trees in this unique cloud sanctuary, we will be growing diversity and enhancing the abundance of life in our threatened forests and adjacent grasslands.”

https://www.facebook.com/events/1614629165478007/

We hope to see the smiling faces of all of you at some of these events. We will keep you posted about other exciting events and opportunities as things start to heat up across our beautiful country.

Lots of love and goodness

The Ethical team
xoxo