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Chisamba is a well-established farming area, far enough outside of the capital to be quaint and peaceful, but close enough for a visit! Find out what’s on, where to eat, shop, visit and stay.
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The Chisamba Community Club, now also the stomping ground of the Chisamba Community Horse Show, has won the tender for the FEI World Jumping Challenge. The event will take place on the 24th – 26th August and riders will be rated internationally.
For those who don’t know,
“The aim of this Competition is to give the less experienced Jumping riders who, under normal circumstances, cannot take part in international Jumping competitions and live in the more remote countries, the opportunity to compete internationally without having to leave their own country.” (Source: FEI World Jumping Challenge, www.inside.fei.org)
The Country & Western themed party at Kulundu Club on Saturday 24 March, will be a fundraiser in support of Chisamba’s newly established equestrian club!
Onwards and upwards, Chisamba!
For more info on FEI World Jumping Challenge, go to:
Image Cred: www.inside.fei.org/fei/events/fei-world-challenge/jumping
Lime & Thyme coffee and home shop is another one of Chisamba’s new(ish) gems – we really are moving up in the world! Recently opened at Sunshine Seedlings, you can now sip on soup-bowl-sized cappuccinos and devour delicious, rustic-style food. Ranging from omelettes to burgers and wraps to death-by-chocolate-cake and even the exotic “Near East” feast. Often these meals are presented on a wooden board, lovingly accompanied by a sprig of fresh thyme and a micro-greens salad!
If you’re wondering the “Near East” (pictured above) consists of cream cheese, basil pesto, sundried tomatoes, nuts/seed mix, drizzled with Olive oil & topped with rocket. Served with toasted Pitta bread for dipping!
You can also get refreshing fruit drinks & juices and a lovely selection of homemade sauces – their new Sriracha hot sauce is the business!
The home section sells a wonderful range of vintage / country-style items, kitchenware, jewellery and furniture (all of which make great gifts!).
Open: Mon-Fri 7:30 – 15:30, Sun 10:00 – 15:00
(Above) We’ve also heard rumours of a pork pie??
(Below) Lime & Thyme serves Marika’s Coffee, which is proudly produced in Zambia.
Marika’s Coffee was established in 2007 by Teija Kuusela Lublinkhof. Her ambition was to roast the best Zambian coffee available for the local market and package it smartly in high quality packaging to guarantee freshness for longer. Marika’s has developed into a well known brand locally, and is now also being exported to Europe. Apart from our special coffee, you can also find the best of the world’s coffee machines and accessories at Marika’s
Teija had been previously working for Munali Coffee where she developed the Munali Coffee brand, one of the brands now roasted under Marika’s Coffee. She is a Q licensed coffee taster, certified WBC (World Barista Championship) and WLA (World Latte Art Championship) judge and has judged in World Barista Championships in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. She is also involved in developing Barista championships for the African continent as well as training of the Baristas in Zambia and other countries. She has been working together with the Zambia Coffee Growers Association in developing the Zambian National Barista Championship since 2007. Teija also established the Zambia Barista Committee (ZABAC) in 2009. She is currently chairing the Zambia Coffee Growers Association.
It seems the curse of the drought in Chisamba has been lifted…100mls of rain overnight. Perfect timing for the pending Trials and Study on our Macadamia Nut Tree Orchard to establish fertilization programmes which best suit our local conditions. A first in Zambia…the study on my mature orchard will be undertaken by Omnia and ADM Farming for future reference…
Cilla’s Nutty Stuff is available in and around Chisamba as well as from the farm. Thankyou to Stassens, Fringilla Butchery and to Lime & Thyme for being my Great North Road outlets!
We’re pleased to report that the Chisamba Clubhouse and surrounds is under-going some (re-)construction! Renovations include the bashing-out of the wall facing the Cricket pitch to allow for French doors which will lead out to a verandah/braai area which will be covered by a pagoda. Also, the bar (pictured below) will be modified to allow for more space on the serving side and to run in an L-shape in-order to face the cricket pitch and allow for increased seating space along the all important bar counter.
The construction of a kid’s room is also underway and will be adjoining the kitchen.