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Meet the Farmers

Blue Sky Organics

Liz Eglington is the Farmer and owner of Buffelshoek farm in the Klein Karoo which she bought 15 years ago as a dusty and destroyed piece of earth, through over grazing and chemical fertilizing.

Using organic, permaculture and biodynamic farming practices she planted olive trees and breathed new life into this land. She then witnessed the miracle of nature healing the ecosystems and bringing vibrant life where there was none. In 2001 the farm became the first certified organic olive and chilli farm in South Africa under the trade name “Blue Sky Organics”, and now has a range of 24 products, the latest being olive leaf tea.

The farm became the catalyst for sharing with hundreds of farmers who went to learn how to farm sustainably and ethically. Through her experiences and lessons on this farm Liz was drawn to share these experiences and shares her knowledge, and expertise in training and workshops.

Canton Garden

Situated in the Humansdorp district of the Eastern Cape South Africa just out side the seaside surfing town of Jeffreys Bay, is a tranquil farm that is the perfect setting for the goat’s milk cheese that is produced here with natural care and dedication. Gill Philips owner and cheese maker at Canton Garden has her cheese making beginnings in Plettenberg Bay where she studied the art of cheese making. In 2001 Gill began farming goats and producing goat’s milk cheese. Canton Garden is a family run business with the support of farmer husband Dave Phillips and her ever keen children Matthew and Gemma who help in the cheese making process over the weekends by vacuum packing the cheese.The philosophy at Canton Garden is Natural first, Gill ensures the goats are milked in the morning allowing the kids to suckle on their mothers during the day. Goats being milked are fed a special feed to ensure they are provided with everything they need to maintain optimum health. The goats roam free, feeding off the farm and from time to time, one or two escape out of their allocated area to wonder into Gill's Veggie garden and help themselves to what grabs their fancy. PORK - The pigs are fed a vegetarian diet of whey (a by product of our cheese), lucerne and maize.  They live in large enclosures with soil and grass (no concrete).  The babies suckle on their mothers for the first 6 weeks and are then moved to a camp of their own. All of the meat is processed on the farm so there is no stress to the animals.

Eco Friendly Household and Personal Care products

Manufactured by a pharmacist in South Africa who had the desire to see more cost effective home use products, he has created this range of household cleaners/ personal care products. The products are 100% biodegradable; non-toxic; hypo-allergenic; able to use at lower temperatures; are made from natural, plant based sources; enzyme based and non-corrosive ingredients. Products are all cold water friendly and thus save on electricity. Used by local dairy, chicken and organic veg farms. Tried and tested.

Eureka Mills

Dr Arden Andersen, schooled as both an agronomist and a medical doctor, is one of the world's top consultants on advanced soil and crop management. Good nutrition comes back to agriculture and the way our foods are grown. Real medicine must start with the patient's diet and ultimately the nutrition on the farm.

Elaine Ingham, well known leader in sustainable agriculture, said the answer of healthy crop production lies in the fact that both biology and chemistry need to be balanced properly.

A no-till system in agriculture embraces the principles of sustainability in farming. It means that soil will be used as a biological system to produce healthy crops. Healthy crops contain high density nutrients which are essential for human and livestock systems. Healthy crops reduce spraying of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. The final agricultural product of this approach conforms to the needs of modern users.

A need to do something out of your own volition or out of reaction to a certain situation.

Who would farm with old methods of crop rotation and gentle aerating of the soil? Who would start a slower grinding stone mill? Who would bake in a stone oven to make bread in the slow time honored manner to extract maximum benefit out of the efforts of mother nature? Who would buy these products if they seem so much more expensive and sometimes "inconvenient"? The answer is enlightened farmers, millers and consumers. They have the need to express their desires through what they do. It is a certain dedication to oneself to want to know, to choose and to commit to the "best practice" whether you are a technician, an artisan, or a mother.

The consumer is the vital link that allows these "old" methods to thrive because of their dedication to seeing success as a multi dimensional result.

These individuals are the new frontier of South Africa. They come from all walks of life. They are independent thinkers in an age of "mass-everything". Independent, yet they provide the diversity and true choices. They do the opposite of what is normal. They set their own rules of what is acceptable in terms of quality and outcome. It is very much the small farmers' independence speaking once again. Less labels, less authority, less standardization, less national. More honesty, more integrity, more trust, more local. Having been around the globe and living through a generation I see the changes but also the repetition. I can see what will stay and what will go as a fad, at least in food. But as food is life it has become a metaphor for life in itself for me. It is not only daily physical sustenance it is a nurturing of the mind and the soul, a sharing, a communion of like-minded people.

Nature, its offerings, and the people who have become the custodians of the natural process have formed a circle that will become stronger as the masses fade away in their unconsciousness. Whether it is the active farmer, an conscientious producer, or the thoughtful buyer they are interdependent in the path of life towards sincere appreciation and joy.

Eureka Meulens with the help of Nico Steyn and the initial effort of the Uys cousins is good work and best practice in motion. It improves as they go along. As we bake with the flour, as we give feedback, as the stones are adjusted and sifters tested, farmers are coaxed into better and "older" methods. Yes, the price will not go down by using natural methods, it will however enrich all of our lives, wherever you participate in your support of goodness.

Farmstyle Produce

Farmstyle was established in 2012 and operates from Maranatha which is a registered NPO.    Farmstyle operates a hydroponic tunnel system and uses liquid and pellet organic feed. The founders are Sean Tappan and Rick Oosthuizen who started the project to support food security and Job creation .Farmstyle is also involved with wind and solar energy and will shortly be running a pilot aquaponics system as well as the growing of fresh water fish for human consumption. Farmstyle also works closely with Bet Sheekom which is a registered NPO and grows organically as well.  Products presently available are Chillies , Mint , Mixed lettuce , rocket.   New products coming are Roma tomatoes , Parsley, basil and coriander as well as cucumbers.  For the serious chillie lovers watch next season for two of the worlds hottest chillies we will be growing as well as the largest numex chillie.  Our products are grown with care and love to ensure our customers obtain fresh and healthy produce. We are also investigating the growing of vegetable seedlings for home use as an additional service.

Feather Lady Kitchen

Jenifer Meyer of the Farm Kromriver is The Feather Lady, as there are always feathers of her chickens, geese, turkey, Guainía fowl or peacocks lying around the farm yard. The Feather Lady Free Range products are the epitome of old style traditional farming. With generation of belief in old time practises ensures that our Free Range lives up to the saying. Our Eggs are only one of the products from the Feather Lady Kitchen. The orchard on the farm provides fruit in abundance for Jams, Jellies and all kind of Preserves made with Passion and no preservatives. Health Rusks, Yoghurt, Buttermilk, Soft Cheeses and Haloumi is also made from the milk of our Free Ranging Cows

During the day our Chickens are free roaming the farm to their hearts content. Our Chickens are kept safe in well-made holdings during night time with heat lamps in winter.

All our chickens originate from the Boschveld Chicken Breeder near Bela Bela in Limpopo that is well known as the hub of Free Range Chicken breeding. This is done to ensure that the quality of our chickens is of the best found in South Africa. No effort is spared in enduring the quality and condition of every chicken that produces Feather Lady Free Range Eggs.

We pride ourselves in the quality that can only be obtained through a harmonious relationship with nature and the full respect of what God provides us. The Kromriver Valley near Paterson and Addo Elephant National Park, makes for a unique environment that cannot be copied by any man made structure. It’s a place we are privileged to be graced with and only truly understood by those who have experienced it first-hand. Breath taking mountains and beautiful valleys make this one of God’s true gifts and one we'd like to share through the quality of what we provide

Green Bean

The Green Beans is based on garden grown philosophies. Our main aim is to grow completely organic produce in our back garden not only for ourselves but to share that food in the most environmentally friendy way possible with people who value the time, love and effort that it requires to grow food with love. The only 'food' given to our garden crop is compost and rainwater-based fertilizer’s that we make ourselves (thus have complete control over what is in them). As this is a small homestead, at present bug control is either done manually or by bug sprays that, again, are made on the premises. Companion planting is also a very important bug control method for us. Our packaging is all home made creative with nothing commercial or manufactured…just like our veggies. They come to you not as perfect presentable machine made food, but with love, variety and as nature intended.

GREENJEANS ORGANICS
GREENJEANS HERBS was established two years ago in pursuit of achieving the goal of living a self sustainable lifestyle and helping others achieve this too. Our initial focus was on supplying the public with various herb plants and informing them of their nutritional as well as medicinal uses. The next year we became GREENJEANS HERBS AND LANDSCAPING where we started creating and designing herb and vegetable gardens for folks in their very own homes. We introduced companion planting to help better combine herbs and vegetables together where this year, GREENJEANS ORGANICS emerged through the age old tradition of permaculture practice.
GREENJEANS ORGANICS is an independent home grower of various herb plants that are well established and ready for your use and planting with a variety of other organic produce on its way in the future. Everyone should plant food and not lawns and it is possible to do so. GREENJEANS ORGANICS thanks you for letting us be of service to you.
Jason Williams     

HerbalflowHerbalflow is a home-based, small business aimed at using what Mother nature provides in its natural state, nothing added, nothing taken away, just good, clean food. "Clean" food is food without any artificial chemicals, preservatives or colorants, or any of that other "nasty" stuff added these days. Now, while there certainly is a need to feed millions in this world and one does not often have a choice in certain circumstances, the opportunity to have clean food is a right and without any available to those seeking it, it makes it all the more difficult to find! We all deserve to be healthier, happier and more energetic without too much extra effort. After all, not everyone has the time, energy or space to grow herbs and veggies, never mind to turn these fresh gifts into delicious goodies! I’m lucky (and grateful) to be one of the fortunate who has the passion to grow some things and know similar minded people who have become friends. These guys "farm" naturally, albeit on a small scale. This does mean we all have a few days competing with natural bugs but try our best to grow according to companion planting methods and use a lot of garlic as the only “bug-repellent” sprays. Time, yes, that can be an issue as there are only 24 hours in a day but, carefully planned, anything is possible. Well, mostly anything. So at herbalflow, herbs and veggies are grown from heirloom seeds, tended and cared for until they are ready to turn into herb-infusions, be they in oil or as pesto or in a yummy, veggie friendly ready-made pasta sauce. You see, as the seasons come and go, there may be little of one thing available but an abundance of another. This is where the planning also comes in - use what you have, when you have it for something when you need it but can't get it! (if that makes any sense at all). Because the plants are grown according to the season, some things are best consumed within the season but sometimes, using principles and techniques stemming from ancient days when there wasn't electricity, large scale farming and man-made chemicals, these things can be modified slightly into longer lasting products. Take cheese for example. Cheese is simply dehydrated milk. Granted, the milk is modified but it turns into cheese and butter naturally anyway, so we're just speeding up the process a bit here. Yoghurt is another way in which to preserve milk (albeit for a slighty shorter time than hard cheese) but is a fantastic way in which to boost your body with the probiotics needed for healthy living. All the milk that is used for Herbalflow dairy products comes straight from the Farm, a small scale Jersey dairy close to the foothills of Lady Slipper in the Eastern Cape. The cows graze freely on natural grass and always have that contented look about them, happy with the world. This certainly shows in the creamy milk they freely give.

Houtkloof BeefFree Range Cattle from Houtkloof Farm in Elandsrivier Valley. No cereals or grains added. Pure Beef meat. Lean. Cattle are raised and homed in free ranging pastures, with access to grass pastures and spring water. No growth hormones, or antibiotics. No Pork in any of the products. MSG free

Howards Organic Garden

Having retired at the end of 2010, I needed to find something enjoyable to do, to occupy my time. I started growing vegetables in black plastic nursery bags with pretty good success. Eventually I prepared a small garden and increased my produce range. Realising I had limited knowledge with regard to growing vegetables and also to ensure I would maintain an on-going interest, I read a number of books on a subject of compost making, soil improvement and the requirements and conditions of each individual vegetable type. In June 2012, I prepared a bed of 12m long and 1.2m wide. On the 1st September 2012 I planted in this bed approximately 200 sweet corn and about 20 bush beans. This turned out to be very successful which inspired me to increase my gardens to the nine main beds currently in production. Chemical fertilisers besides being expensive are detrimental to the soil and are a “NO NO” for my plants. I only use manure which I prepare specially and continually dig into the soil. I also keep away from insecticides, herbicides and any other toxic chemicals and am confident that the vegetables produced in my garden are organically as pure as organic can be. As spring time and summer are just around the corner- so to speak – I will be able to supply a considerable range of fresh wholesome vegetables. I am going to attempt growing certain fruits as well and will hopefully be able to produce granadillas, paw paw and strawberries, and maybe some figs and melon too. Thank you for supporting me, as I grow the good food that our educated citizens of PE enjoy!

Kuduland

Our Game comes from the Eastern Cape, the Fish River Valley, which is a Malaria free area.  Most of the game is hunted on our own properties. All our Wild Game are free roaming and self sufficient.  All our hunting is done by walk and stalk, the most ethical practice, the animal doesn’t even know your there totally stress free.

Carcasses are prepared immediately and the meat is only of the best cuts with little to no fat!

Straight from the farm to you!

No Inoculations!

No Supplement Feeding!

Limestone Hill

I think the most important news is that we DONT use harmful insecticides and poisons on our pineapples. We have moved into a biological way of farming using natural microbes and compost to build up the soil structure. This means that our dried pineapple will be totally free of all poisons.

We let our fruit grow and mature naturally without interfering with their natural ripening process – this creates a beautifully sweet and hardy fruit with a long shelf life – this is typically associated with pineapple growing in the eastern cape which makes our Queens so sort after! We believe in biological and sustainable farming methods. The way we farm and grow our fruit is healthy for consumers, it does not harm the environment and is great for workers too in respect to their health, a fair wage and it supports and enhances the rural communities.

Lindvlei

Lindvlei Olive Leaf Tea is pure, natural and caffeine free! Supercharged with antioxidants (higher levels then those found in GREEN TEA) and polyphenols. Olive leaf tea has traditionally been used to aid in the lowering of cholesterol and blood pressure!

Melmont

Melmont Honeybush Tea is an exclusive product for more than one reason:

Melmont Honeybush Tea originates entirely from one estate. We harvest our own tea, which has a known and documented history. There is no mixing with tea from other sources, to ensure high quality and consistent taste. Only mature plants are harvested, ensuring the younger plants time to flower and produce seeds. Melmont Honeybush Tea is a completely natural certified organic beverage i.e. it contains no contaminants, colourants, preservatives, other additives or chemical residues. Only after PPECB’s laboratory analysis and batch certification, approved tea products are released. In this remote area, surrounded by the Baviaans Mega Reserve, there are no other farming or industrial practices that could compromise the natural organic integrity of our tea. With care, Mountain Honeybush regenerates within three years after harvesting.  In consequence, less than one third of the mountain yield is available for harvesting each year by rotation.  A team of trained workers ascends the mountain once a week from spring to autumn (weather permitting) and systematically cuts earmarked Honeybush shoots.  Dry weather is a prerequisite.

Milkwood

Milkwood Mushrooms & Milkwood Market strives to bring fresh organic local product from mushrooms to vegetables and Olives to Honey for the consumer.

When supporting local you not only looking after the people in our area and keeping our money in the Eastern Cape, but we encourage more smaller farmers to grow safer products for a better quality of living, job creation thus a happier lifestyle.
It’s about keeping more farmers on the land by paying them the real cost of production and about consumers having a stake in the stewardship of productive land. It’s about sustainability. Jennifer Wilkins published April 2008
According to the Hartman Groups Pulse Report, Consumer understanding of buying local, Released in February, consumers believe that local product are fresher, have fewer pesticides residues, are of higher quality and are more authentic. Buying local food is seen as supporting businesses that reflect the values of their community, as an antidote to commoditization and industrialization and a way to protect the local economy and environment.
So if you can, support your local farmer and the chefs that serve your food. Support policies that will make wholesome food available and affordable.

Mushroom Company

The Mushroom Company started during 2006, in the ouskirts of Port Elizabeth. Initially only supplying local markets. But soon expanded province by province, until national distribution deliveries were set up. Production grew systematically, at present an average of  500 kg per week.

We use unconventional production techniques, resulting in higher yields  throughout the year, using our natural moderate Eastern Cape climate. We are able to produce “Grade A” Oyster mushrooms, throughout the year, using our natural moderate Eastern Cape climate. With uncompromising hygiene standards, pesticide free wheat hay and the best spawn we are able to consistently produce high quality mushrooms.

 

Papillon Organics

Papillon is owned by Malcolm and Sha Devine, who bought the 100ha farm 13 years ago being determined to change their lifestyle from city to country dwellers. From day one organic farming was practised. It was, and remains of great importance to both Malcolm and Sha that all produce is grown without the use of chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers or preservatives.  They both believe the health benefits of growing and eating organic foods far outweigh the problems of keeping insects and disease at bay without resorting to poisoning the food we eat and our planet!!  Organic farming practises are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution, all so vital to our wonderful country, South Africa.

Papillon Organics received full organic certification in 2006 and has grown from strength to strength both in terms of variety of produce offered and in size. Forty nine hectares are certified organic at present, the remainder of the farm is dedicated to natural pastures where the Isle de France sheep and Angus cattle are left to roam freely. PAPILLON ORGANIC FARM

is situated on the R102 [Old Cape Road] in the Jeffreys Bay District, Eastern Cape.  It can be found approximately 8 kilometres outside Jeffreys Bay if you are travelling towards Humansdorp, the farm is situated on the undulating coastal plain with beautiful sea views from Aston Bay through to St. Francis and Cape St. Francis Light house.  Papillon is registered with BDOCA and is a member of Bio Org. Registration number; GPH101. Stringent standards for production, handling and processing of organic foods exist and are adhered to. Certification is both rigorous and onerous and with the organic label comes the legal implication that all foods carrying the label are naturally grown, and carry no residues of harmful herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers

PAPILLON ORGANICS IS PROUDLY EASTERN CAPE!!! Currently Papillon is the only registered organic farm of it’s kind in the province, we strive to create and maintain the highest standards at all times!

Pat Richter Herbs

Herbs are grown by myself either by seed or propagation from my own plants. I make my own compost from garden waste. If a spray is needed for the unwanted bugs, I use sprays made from infusion of other repellant plants that I grow for this purpose. Herbs are dried naturally with iodated sea salt and presented in a 125ml shaker which incidentally is purchased from a local manufacturer. Have found the shakers are the most cost effective as in most products the cost is in the packaging. Also have 125ml refill packs so no need to have so many plastic containers thrown away when empty. So that is as organic as I can get. Have researched using other salt eg Himalaya or Khoisan salt from the West Coast but felt this would push the price up and want to make it affordable to reach a market other than just the "niche". It has the goodness of herbs and less salt is needed. I have a no of people who only just use this salt as it is so versatile.

Make as required so it is delivered fresh. Also have a Chilli Herb salt and a Lemon herb salt.

Red Barn

Red Barn FREE Range Chickens are grown on my farm in George, on the magnificent Garden Route of South Africa.  Our farm has the most beautiful view of the Outeniqua Mountain range, it’s close to George Airport and about 10km from the centre of GEORGE. Our Farm shop is open to the public map to Red Barn Free Range Farm. People often ask us why our chickens taste so good - so “in an eggshell” I will try and explain more about free range chicken.  We absolutely love our chickens and enjoy inventing new ways to make them happier and more comfortable, right out on our pastures.  This is no easy feat as Pasture fed chicken need lots of attention.  This is me, Lindy, (aka “THE FOWL WOMAN”)  I’ve always had a dream to grow chickens in Free environment with moveable shelters.  People thought I was “cuckoo”.. maybe, but we’ve done it!  After much learning and many mistakes it’s a dream come true!  we are now growing Big, Fat, happy, healthy, FREE chickens and Free range eggs that taste absolutely “Deevine”!

When our customers take their first bite of a Red Barn™ free range chicken, everyone says, "taste's like REAL chicken," It seems we have forgotten what chicken really should taste like. Red Barn's chickens will immediately become the standard by which you judge all other birds. Our small family business tries to produce the very best in free-range, pastured poultry for the true farm fresh quality connoisseur. Also, try our free range eggs.  Free range eggs contain about half as much cholesterol, are twice as rich in Vitamin E, up to six times richer in beta carotene and a whopping four times higher in essential omega-3 fatty acids! Taste the difference for yourself!

 

Reeks Creek

Our farm is called “Between the Trees” and the first orange tree was planted on this farm in 1885, it was also the first farm to export oranges to the united kingdom in 1908 from the eastern cape. Mary and Robbie Reeks bought the farm in December 2011 and it is their dream to convert the farm to an self sustainable organic entity. The farm is nestled in a valley in the foothills between the baviaanskloof mega reserve and the stinkhoutberg nature reserve. A river runs through the valley which is lined by indigenous forest filled with real yellowwood trees, cycads, milkwoods and stinkwoods. 

Wildlife is abundant with leopard, caracal, porcupine, bushbuck, impala, and of course many snakes, baboons, monkeys and a prolific birdlife.

Currently the farm grows small patches of naartjies, lemons, Satsuma's, midnights (oranges), avocado’s and garlic.

Rozel Cheese

Situated in the Elandsriver Valley.  We, Rolf and Liezel Clotz, started making cheese about 4 years ago as a hobby.  Now it’s a small business which we love.  We combined our names to make ROZEL as brand name for our cheese. We hand milk our Jersey cows which are free range and run with their calves at foot. Our cheese is handmade with no preservatives, additives or any colorants, and in this way we try to keep our cheese as organic and natural as possible although we are not registered as organic. We only use a non-animal (microbial) rennet.

Once the cheese is made, we enclose the cheese with beeswax which prevents it from drying out. All cheese is made in sterile conditions to prevent bacteria. All cheese is matured for a minimum of one month although they have a very good shelf life and can be matured for another 4 months.

Sandveld Organics

We strive to live life in harmony with nature. By respecting people, creatures and the environment alike we can all

work together to reach higher levels and fulfil our dreams.

Sandveld Organics has been certified as an organic farm since inception in 1998. We have gone through a 10 year learning curve of finding out the hard way what is possible, what is recommended, what is difficult and what is impossible. In many ways, we have pioneered organic farming at the Cape's West Coast with its winter rainfall and very hot and windy conditions during summer. We experienced that the information available for traditional farming is not readily transferred into an organic, small scale farming environment. The production of vegetables is definitely possible but poses many challenges. We are keen to disseminate the knowledge we have acquired with Sandveld Organics to other small farms and businesses that want to go organic.

Organic seed are a prerequisite for certified organic farming. As a result, the generation of seed in-house is a widely accepted practice. However, there are definite methods and best practices associated with the harvesting of quality seed. Through years of association and cooperation with Sativa, one of Europe's major organic seed suppliers, Sandveld Organics has collected and processed own seed material and a broad range of seed from the Northern Hemisphere has been evaluated under local conditions. In 2002 the company completed the formal training and registration for seed production and processing with the Department of Agriculture.

Seriously Addictive

We believe that healthy and natural is tasty!

We support local farmers and suppliers to help bring local product to local tables with our tasty and “seriously addictive” touch added.  We make the products that we love in our kitchen at home, no preservatives, additives or artificial anything. All products are vegan and Dairy Free.

Sun Ripened Salads

This wholly natural venture was started by Rob, Bruce, Sue and Cheryl.  Rob and Bruce being chillie fanatics decided PE needed a variety of chillies not just the common ones that were available, so Sunripened Salads was formed.  The chillies are grown in tunnels in specially prepared soil and outdoor depending on the type,  Jalapenos like outdoor as they enjoy lots of sunshine, the chillies are fed organic compost and farm water,  any sprays used are a special mix that is bio degradable and natural.  The chillies are freshly picked every day for customers and are never frozen.  At this time we only produce chillies and some relishes but in the future we hope to expand and bring in asparagus and other exotics.

Tierhoek Organics

We are a family-run farming business that believes in the principles of quality, integrity, honesty and teamwork.

All the ingredients for our products are picked fresh and sun-ripened from our organic farms Spaarkloof and Tierhoek, situated in the Noree Valley , Robertson , South Africa . No sulphur, no preservatives just healthy, delicious products full of natural goodness.

Two Tarts

One day, there were a box of apricots….well anyway, I managed to find a few that someone had hanging on their tree and thought what I would do with them. I decided to try my hand at making jam. Four years later, I have gone from giving away my jam to a thriving business where I enjoy concocting new and interesting combinations for jams, pickles, preserves and butters, pure honey, nuts and seeds; the list just keeps on giving!

I love recycling and abhor waste. So, wherever I find a tree full of fruit bursting at the seams, I stop and enquire to relieve the poor plant of its aching limbs. I source nuts and seeds in a similar fashion, fallen from the tree or ready for the picking. I use recycled bottles obtained locally through an NPO organization via donation and love supporting my “local is lekker!” All preserving processes utilize either lemon juice, sugar, or herbs and hot bottling methods for sterilization. I decorate my product with pretty “lappies” just like my Ouma used to and even those are recycled scraps. Enjoy the flavour, goodness and know it is done with much love  and consideration for you and nature alike.

Urban Herb Company

The green sauce came about a while ago when I wanted all my favourite herbs on most things that I ate. After many people wanted my sauce I decided to share. I started selling it to a Deli in Richmond Hill and soon after that a another restaurant wanted the green sauce...that is where the story starts.
The green sauce is a herbed salad dressing but lends itself well to pastas, potatoes fried or baked, mixed into cream cheese or even a slice of toast with cheese.
It is preservative free and dairy free.
It is made with locally produced organic food stuff.
The sauce is available in 250ml glass bottles or in catering 1L containers depending on how much green sauce you would like.
I don't have any other products that I currently make other than the salad dressing... But I will be experimenting in the near future.

Wild Side

Hunted on local game farms as and when game is available. Meat is only of the best cuts, very little to no fat, MSG free. Game are living wild on the game farms with no supplement feeding, except in serious drought where Lucerne may be offered as an extra. Game is hunted ethically by a professional hunter and as quickly and painlessly as possibly to prevent white muscle syndrome. Carcasses are prepared immediately.

Wisteria Trust

We believe what sets our meat/products apart from the rest is that we pay great attention to continually farming as natural and sustainably as possible. We continually search and try better ways. The animals are all very content and get to live free, just as nature intended (please note a broiler is not a chicken in it’s natural form and is reared in the best possible fashion). Our laying hens, cattle and sheep are not fed hormones and antibiotics. They are all veld reared and we don’t take any short cuts. The only down side is that there is not a consistent supply and the animals are ready in their own time. We also go a lot further and use renewable resources and recyclable packaging. We also feel strongly about using natural non-toxic disinfectants and cleaners as it is no use farming naturally and then using chemicals which go into the soil and poison the underground water and lands and the animals eat this grazing and drink the water. We look at farming holistically and try to follow permaculture principles.

Wupperthal

Wupperthal (sometimes also spelt Wuppertal) is a small town in the Cederberg mountains in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It was founded in 1830 by two German missionaries of the Rhenish Missionary Society (Rheinische Mission), Theobald von Wurmb and Johann Gottlieb Leipoldt, grandfather of C. Louis Leipoldt - some 100 years before the city of Wuppertal was formally established in Germany. In 1965, after the Rhenish Mission had gradually scaled down their activities in Southern Africa over a period of 40 years, a decision was taken that Wupperthal in future should become part of th Moravian Church, which by that stage had already made the transition from a mission to an autonomous church in South Africa. The town remains a Moravian mission station to this day. The village remains isolated, and is accessible by a gravel road fromClanwilliam over the Pakhuis Pass. Community facilities include the Moravian Church, a shop, a tea room, a post office, a school with two hostels and a community hall. Most families in the community are dependent on small-scale agriculture or livestock farming for their livelihood. The most important cash crop is rooibos tea. The mountainous areas surrounding the village provide reasonable grazing for goats.

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