Find a local producer

Use our Local Producer directory to help you locate  local outlets, products or farmers in and around Johannesburg who produce food that’s good, clean and fair.

Slow Food Johannesburg does not endorse, nor receive any financial remuneration from the producers that appear on this page. Rather, we recommend them because they are passionate about the food they produce and they do so in a way that’s good for the environment, for people, and contributes to the local economy.

For each producer we’ll endeavour to include whether their produce can be bought at the farm door, from a shop, on a collection or delivery basis, on the web or by mail order.

Braeside Butchery
Address: 23 Fourth Avenue, corner Tenth Street

Butcher Caroline McCann stocks indigenous-grass fed beef from a small farm in KwaZulu-Natal, certified milk-fed veal, free range venison, ducks and turkeys, and a range of gluten-free sausages.
Buy from Caroline:
From Braeside’s shop, or place an order by phone or online.
Tel: +27 (0)11 788 3613 │website:

Heartwood Smokehouse
Address: Skeerpoort, Magaliesberg

Using hot and cold smoking techniques, Roy Gibbs produces smoked trout (caught by Roy), smoked sausages, biltong, cheese and bacon.

Roy’s standout product is his dry cured bacon. Made using only pork, sugar, salt and bluegum wood smoke, it’s free of added water; phosphoric acid salts and nitrates (the unappealing white liquid that exudates on cooking in commercially cured bacon).
Buy from Roy:
Order by phone or by email. Roy also visits selected weekend markets in Jo’burg.
Tel: +27 (0)76 480 6190 │email:

PJS Foods
Address: Kensington, Johannesburg

Retired radio journalist, and founder member of Slow Food Johannesburg, Peter James-Smith makes a range of all natural, gluten-free pork, beef and lamb sausages, bacon, and smoked Petersham ham.
Buy from Peter:
Order online or by phone or email. Peter’s sausages are also available from the Cheese Gourmet.
Tel: +27 (0)11 615 4184 │email: │website:

Cheese Gourmet
Address: 71 Seventh Street corner 3rd Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg

Jo and Brian Dick’s award-winning deli is cheese heaven. The Cheese Gourmet stocks over 100 cheeses, of which at least 40 are South African, and a wide range of other good quality local and hand-made products, from breads and sausages to olives, honey and nougat.
Buy from Brian and Jo:
Buy direct from the shop, or phone or email Brian or Jo if  you’re looking to source a specific local cheese.
Tel: +27 (0)11 888 5384 │email:

Mkholo Olive Farm
Address: Broederstroom, Hartbeespoort

Mkholo Olive Farm is an SA Olive certified boutique estate that produces exceptional cold extracted extra virgin olive oil on the Highveld. In addition to whole olives and tapenades, they also sell olive trees.
Buy from Veronica and Patrick:
Mkholo’s products are only available ex-estate. Phone ahead if you want to visit the farm.
Tel: +27 (0)83 275 1387 │ email: │ facebook: Mkholo Olive Farm

Raw Honey
Address: Heuningklip, Gauteng

Raw Honey is owned by the Whitehead family. Beekeeper Caroline produces and sell only 100% local, pure, raw seasonal honey and beeswax,  and products, including a variety of meads.
Buy from Caroline:
Caroline visits a number of weekend food markets around Jo’burg. You can also place an order by phone or email for collection.
Tel: +27 (0)83 653 6290 │email: │website:

We’ll keep adding to this list of recommended Johannesburg producers. If you have a favourite local food outlets or producer in, or near Jozi, send us an email,, and we may add them to this list.