Meet Your Farmers

  • Introducing Chef Rum… Chef Rum is a family run business based in Assagay KZN.  I started this business in 2015 alongside my wife who is responsible for our marketing.  We are both keen foodies drawn to Conscious Cuisine and our passion being street food. I am originally from Israel, so falafel has been a staple meal in my life.  I saw a gap in the market for a conscious falafel.  It has been a long haul trying many combinations alongside the actual falafel balls but we have found a winning combo.   We started selling our falafel at a range of markets, events and festivals on a small to medium scale.  Our product is not massed produced as we do not want to lose the authenticity of the ingredients or our passion for making it. Our stand has always been clean, practical and simple.  Whilst we know that marketing is […]
  • Meet Heather from 100 Hills Essential Oils… We are a family run business in the heart of the Drummond Valley. We grow, distill and bottle Tea Tree, Rosemary, Lavender and Lemongrass plants and trees. All our beautiful and happy plants are ethically grown and so producing a pure 100% natural oil.   #1000hillsessentialoils
  • Wedgewood was started by  Gilly Walters, in the family kitchen in 1999. Gilly and Taffy had to sell the family farm due to illness and so to make ends meet they hosted music concerts at home. It was at one of these evenings that Gilly first made her nougat and was inspired by happy guests to start selling it at the local farmers markets. The business grew by word of mouth and soon production spilled out from the family kitchen in to the double garage. Shortly Gilly’s three sons and daughters-in-law joined the business and in 2006, and moved in to a state of the art factory in the KZN Midlands. “Quality is at the heart of any sustainable business and we are passionate about it. Our nougat is handmade using only the finest ingredients. We use no preservatives, no artificial colours or flavours – just good honest food made […]
  • Meet Sonja Coad… I am an enthusiastic trail runner / hiker and realised that fueling my body with ‘good food’ is a huge part of every adventure.  After trying many different energy bars and feeling the impact that the high sugar and the low quality of the ingredients in the bars had on my body I decided to make my own. And so the journey of Earthling Adventure bars began…… Our bars are handcrafted and made up of three important aspects; Nourish Impact Support NOURISH Earthling bars are DELICIOUS, Vegan, 100% Natural, Gluten, Sugar, Dairy & Wheat FREE, aimed at the active person who makes conscious food choices.  Our bars have a good balance of protein, carbohydrate and natural fruit sugars which will sustain you through your busy day as well as give you the energy you need whilst on your trail run, hike or cycle.   IMPACT Our packaging is made from 100% Starch Cellulose and Recycled Cardboard making it BIODEGRADABLE and COMPOSTABLE.  […]
  • Gisele Turner of Wild Green Kitchen which focused on vegetarian foods has now added The Vegan Deli to her selection of delicious home made goodies. Concentrating on power packed jarfuls of easy to eat vegan treats the vegan deli specializes in nutty pesto’s, tasty hummus, yummy sprinkles, cheesey spreads and fruit and nut health bakes. With a French Moroccan background and a family that revered good old fashioned home made from scratch food Gisele is reveling in discovering new ways to eat a wholesome plant based diet. 😊💚
  • Meet Alan from the Real Meat Company… WE LIKE TO THINK OF OURSELVES AS A WHOLE NEW GENERATION OF FARMING AND HOPE MORE FARMERS WILL COME ONBOARD Our style of farming is different. Our animals are high welfare animals, they are REAL free range animals. They get to see the sun, smell the wind, roll in the mud, frolic in the paddocks. We do not add any growth hormones and there is no routine antibiotics given to our animals. We only have locally supplied meat for the real meat company, and we KNOW the farmers personally.