Jane Strijdom's blog
Can you remember the days when our mothers or grandmothers cooked delicious soups to help make winter and the cold weather bearable? Those delicious aromas of vegetable soup or bean and bone marrow soup that filled the house while you waited patiently for it to finish cooking...
On Tuesday 20 January and Wednesday 21 January 2015, RSA Market Agents hosted Gemstone Fruit on their Joburg and Tshwane fruit floors respectively. Tastings of cut yellow and white flesh nectarines were offered to buyers on the market. Gemstone Fruit markets their white flesh nectarines as a Pearl Range and their yellow flesh nectarines are part of their Diamond Range. These premium nectarines are part of their exclusive range and were marketed by RSA Market Agents for the first time in the 2014 season.
I reported on the Mooketsi Regional Market in April this year when it had been operating for less than a month. At that stage it was doing business beyond expectations. In a few short months, it had outgrown its facilities. Fortunately, only 100m away was the ZZ2 packhouse handling avocados and mangoes. This is a well-designed structure with cold stores, offices, floor space, unloading areas and all the basic requirements for a growing market. The avos and mangoes were quickly moved