A "Wheat" Experience in the Overberg
Members of the public came together to learn about the production processes of wheat and bread at Beaumont Wines in Botriver on Saturday, 17 November 2012.
The "Field to Loaf" Day was a joint effort between Worcester Museum, the farm and the Western Cape Vintage Tractor and Engine Club. During the tour, visitors witnessed demonstrations of the entire wheat production process, as well as the process of turning wheat flour into bread.
The museum promoted its services by displaying museum products, and selling farm foods such as homemade jam, roosterbrood (bread cooked on an open fire) and bread baked in an outdoor oven. The museum also offered home-made product tasting. In addition to what the various food and art stalls had to offer, the tasting also attracted many visitors.
Ms Ellen Strauss of the museum said it was a successful event. “We’ve received great exposure to promote our products. People are now more aware of what we, as a museum, have to offer. Hopefully this will attract more visitors to our facilities”, she said.
Strauss added that the museum enjoyed the experience of working together with its partners at Beaumont Wines to ensure a highly successful event.