Show-goers in Gauteng are in for a busy time over the next two months, with two remaining shows and expos of interest to smallholders.
Walkerville Agricultural Show
The Walkerville Agricultural Show, to be held on the weekend of 2 and 3 September, is the next event of interest to smallholders.
The show will be held at the Walkerville Showground south of Johannesburg off the R82.
Now in its 60th year, this is the last small regional agri show in the province. It features livestock, farming in its various formats and arts, crafts and more.
There is plenty of retail therapy to be had, with home-made cheeses, deli-products, vegetables, honeys and more on sale.
For the hungry and thirsty there is a food court and beer garden, with seating under trees at which to eat and chat.
Go to www.walkervillesa.co.za/agsoc for more info.
Organic & Natural Products Expo
The Organic & Natural Products Expo follows from 14 to 16 September. Now in its second year, it is twinned this year with the African Biotrade Festival.
The shows take place at the Sandton Convention Centre.
If you are interested in healthy living, natural cosmetics or organic growing this is the show for you. For sure, your eves will be opened to the vast array of products featured. Producers from all over South Africa will be showing and selling their products. Many of these producers are small farmers who are supported by initiatives of the departments of agriculture in their provinces.
But the show is by no means exclusively for South African producers. You will be amazed at the number of participants from other African countries, as well as from further afield. These highlight the growing awareness of, and acceptance and usage of, natural products, and organically-produced crops.
For more information go to www.organicandnaturalportal.com/expo.