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					MAGIC MAN BRINGS MICRO
FLAVOURS TO THE TABLE
STEVE BOTHA OF PORTERVILLE BETTER

known as the Magic Man recently won the
Eat In RMB Private Bank award for his Micro

He supplies some of the top restaurants in Cape Town such as Ginga Showroom
Manolo and Jardine George Jardine was

Herbs in the category Innovation Botha

grows a huge variety of micro herbs and vegetables and he holds the trademarks
Micro Greens and Magic Greens in SA All his produce is organically grown

awarded the top chef in SA for 2006 His micro produce is yet to hit retail outlets but discussions are under way His challenges lie in the fact that because

his products are so small they wilt easily and
his distribution is therefore complex Once his market is secure he wants to franchise
but for now has decided to withhold his

even though he is not yet certified His garden comprises a variety of rare plants
the Jerusalem artichoke the golden beet

root Japanese golden mustard and brandy
wine tomatoes just to name a few Botha has always had a passion for

technical knowledge from the public He has designed a mat in which to

grow and sell his herbs This will enable
the herbs to be marketed to retail stores

cooking and has supplied baby vegetables
to upmarket chefs for the past six years Three years ago he started supplying

as there is no soil used It will combat wilt

ing and the need to supply fresh herbs
daily and the consumer will be able
to cut herbs as needed
Cle 06 Latouf For more information contact

micro vegetables and micro herbs His
Steve Botha says his produce fits Into an
International trend towards smaller tastier

herbs are miniature but are bursting with flavour The first product he shrunk

meals All his produce Is organically grown

was baby rocket to miniature rocket

Steve Botha on 022 931 3209


				
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