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The local artisans, farmers and small business owners that form part of our living, breathing community, grow food and produce goods in traditional, natural ways. We deliver to your door.

Proudly South African.

meet our artisans

Irene is the creative force behind Jd & Jaz Chrocheted Baby Gifts. She began her journey in 2021 during her second pregnancy. Irene is self taught, and she pours her heart into each piece she creates. Irene has been married to the love of her life for 10 years and together they have two beautiful daughters, aged 7 and 3. Irene manages her time between her day job, her small business and motherhood. Crocheting became more than just a skill to Irene, she finds her art form therapeutic and rewarding. She takes pride in custom-making orders, ensuring each piece is tailored to perfection. You can find Irene's beautiful creations online here at Truffle Pig Pantry, as well as at the Bub Hub baby boutique in Broadacres (Fourways).


slow food and gut health

Every persons Microbiome is different so listen to your body and its response to food. Aim for moderation and variety. The more diverse food the better, and the closer food is to its natural state the better for your body. The Mediterranean diet or way of eating has been known to celebrate foods that are highly beneficial to your overall health. The Western diet is typically high in fat and sugar, and low in fibre which destroys prevotella (known to assist with bloating and inflamation). Prevotella is a helpful tool if you are looking to shed extra weight.

Lactobacillus benefits dopamine levels. Be sure to look out for these cultures in yoghurts, sauerkraut, kefir and sourdough bread. And note that basic salt reduces lactobacillus. We offer infused salts that give you a vitamin boost whilst flavouring your food. Bifidobacterium and foods rich in fiber are good for your gut. These include broccoli, blueberries, apples, dates and lentils. A lack of fibre can contribute to a decrease in Bifidobacterium.

Tryptophan assists Serotonin levels. You can find this in foods like apricots, potatoes, beans, seeds and nuts, fish, mozzarella, meat and eggs. Things that can lower your tryptophan in the body include: not enough protein in the diet, too much sugar, too much alcohol and low levels of vitamin B6 in the body. B6 is destroyed by alcohol, and is rebuilt by consuming legumes, potatoes, tuna and salmon. People with low levels of vitamin B6 can have a range of symptoms; including anemia, itchy rashes, scaly skin on the lips, cracks at the corners of the mouth, and a swollen tongue. Other symptoms of very low vitamin B6 levels include depression, confusion, and a weak immune system.

Enterococcus can be found in cheese and raw milk as well as fermented vegetables like olives. Polyphenols are found in foods like berries, tea, coffee, cocoa, beans, spices, olives, red wine, nuts and seeds, olive oil, tumeric and apples. These foods can have anti inflammatory properties: thus playing a role in decreasing IBS and SIM symptoms. Frying your food can reduce Polyphenols. Faecalibacterium prausnitzii can be found in foods like nuts, kiwi fruit, onions, bananas, garlic and leeks.