INTRODUCING BOCHENDAL’S ONLINE SHOPPING PORTAL CELEBRATING AUTHENTIC HERITAGE AND THE LOVE OF LOCAL.
IMAGINE your dream farm-fresh store combined with a treasure trove of distinctly beautiful pieces that evoke the love and care with which they were made. This collection – an array of lifestyle products – is now housed at Boschendal’s carefully thought-through Farm Shop, and excitingly its brand new online shop that is bringing the best of Boschendal to you with daily delivery in the Western Cape.
Boschendal’s new shop provides ethical products, the majority of which are produced and sourced locally, meaning there is transparency around where products come from. The farm shop is created on a generosity-of-spirit philosophy, and as an estate the focus is very much on building community around best quality farm produce, and sharing the talents of local creators and artisans with the larger public. Consumers can look forward to not only the freshest of Boschendal’s farm goods (“or those sourced from our valley”), but also striking homeware, sourced locally.
The 1800-hectare farm dates back to 1685, and apart from being known around the globe as a significant producer of premium wines, is South Africa’s largest grower of plums as well as home to Duroc Pigs, Black Angus Cattle, and free range chickens. All butchery and bakery items, food-to-go sandwiches, prepared meals and salads are produced daily on the farm by the team of talented chefs. No artificial ingredients or processing aids are allowed, so product creation follows time-honoured processes, handmade in small batches and produced in an authentic manner. In addition, Boschendal has partnered with selected suppliers in the Boland and surrounding areas – experts at what they do – for pantry and longer shelf-life items. This is an ethos that runs consistently throughout the Farm Shop.
While Boschendal is well known producers of Angus beef and Duroc pork (farm fresh eggs, an array of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers are also grown, made and sold on-site), as an estate, the team is highly conscious of uplifting and supporting the local community around them, giving local artisans a platform. The importance of knowing the origins of each item is paramount and you can read up on their blog about some of the makers and creators involved in the offering.
Adding to the beauty of both the physical Farm Shop and online store is the carefully chosen collection of locally sourced kitchen, home and garden products and accessories, ranging from tableware to linen, candles and wood ware. The products are mostly handcrafted in South African and African workshops by artisans and makers who are completely and wholly integrated into the creation of their product. Aware that artisanal products can only be made on a small scale, in small batches that require skills from a maker or master with a combination of science and art derived from experience, what’s available reflects great craftsmanship and first-class contemporary design.
Visit Boschendal’s online shop channel via https://shop.boschendal.com/