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About Us
Back Area Gardens
a little story about us
We are organic vegetable micro- farmers situated in Oude Molen Eco Village, Pinelands. Our intention is simple: to bring fresh organic food to the suburbs as conveniently as possible. Most our vegetables and herbs are grown organically right here at Oude Molen and the rest of our organic produce is brought to you from small independent farmers from around the Western Cape. This ranges from organic dairy products, flour, free range poultry, fresh, pasture- reared meats, coffee and teas to a variety of condiments
Back Area Gardens was started in 2009 by Margot Neser and her trusty assistant David Koko. Babalo Koko & Bandile, David’s assistants, joined four years later. Together our capacity to produce has increased and we now have seasonal vegetables available throughout the year. The rest of our organic produce is brought in so as to give our customers opportunity to have a holistic approach to eating organically.
Our Tea Garden

In June 2018 we opened the Tea Garden in the garden section outside the Deli, serving tea, coffee, delicious organic meals and treats. Leah runs the kitchen and is inspired daily to create delicious meals from the produce available in the shop. Nicholas, Wayne and Ronald are our servers and baristas. Together they produce and serve the meals that tantalize the taste buds.

A friendly Organic Store

Normal Trading Hours

Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesdays: CLOSED
Wednesdays: 10am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 10am – 5:30pm
Friday: 10am – 5:30pm. CLOSED GOOD FRIDAY
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sundays: CLOSED
It is not essential to place an online order, but should you choose this option, orders need to be placed, at the LATEST, the night before collection. Please take note of the online ordering terms & conditions.

Online Orders

Orders can only be placed during the following hours:
Tuesdays 13:00 till midnight
Wednesdays to Friday: 10am till midnight
We do not offer a delivery service, online ordering is for collection only and payment is made upon collection of your order. Payment options are cash, card or Snapscan.
From Saturday to Tuesday morning this site will not allow you to place an order as the shop is closed and the availability of products is being revised.

Tea Garden

Our Tea Garden is open same days as shop trading days. OPEN from 10am……LAST ORDERS 3:30pm
Discover our values
Our fresh produce is sourced from farms which do not make use of genetically modified seeds, chemical fertilisers, pesticides and other artificial chemicals in their farming methods.
Free Range & Pasture Reared.
All our meat, poultry and diary is sourced from farms where the animals are free range and pasture reared.
Locally Sourced.
95% of our produce is sourced from in and around the Western Cape and our products are 100% proudly South African.
Support Small Business
We ensure that we support South African small businesses over the more established large businesses wherever possible.