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Another world first. 100% compostable burger packs. 2 weeks shelf life in the fresh section.

Another world first. 100% compostable burger packs. 2 weeks shelf life in the fresh section.

Not only is the meat in the pack compostable, the entire pack is compostable. In addition, the beef comes from our farm, Spier in Stellenbosch, where the herd is rotationally grazed, leading to Carbon sequestration and so your purchase of these patties reverses global warming and as importantly ensures that no plastic enters either the […]

Sustainability is defeatist, Veganism is defeatist and Vegetarianism is defeatist.

Sustainability is defeatist, Veganism is defeatist and Vegetarianism is defeatist.

The above mentioned beliefs are defeatist simply because they exclude the possibility of regeneration. The photo below is explained at the end of the blog. First there has to be an acceptance that there is nothing to sustain i.e. the need for regeneration and then an understanding of how the Vegan/Vegetarian food would be produced […]

Latest products – Verhackert/Pork Pate and Salami Sticks

Latest products – Verhackert/Pork Pate and Salami Sticks

I start with the Verhackert and then go to the salami sticks. We use only the pork raised on the farm and processed in our on farm butchery. Our pigs are not caged. You can read more about our outdoor pig operation here. We also refuse to add cancer inducing nitrates and/or nitrites to any of our […]

The greatest threat we farmers face is from proposed legislation.

The greatest threat we farmers face is from proposed legislation.

The deadline for submissions to defend our property rights is this coming Friday the 15th of June. The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) is an advocacy organisation that is pushing a thoughtful, considered, unemotional and rational campaign against the government’s planned expropriation-without-compensation law. No amount of media spin can deny the fact that this proposed legislation […]

Excellent viticultural course – In Stellenbosch – 15 to 17 June

Excellent viticultural course – In Stellenbosch – 15 to 17 June

Georg Meissner is special in the world of viticulture. Not only is steeped in the BioDynamic method, he sits on the research team that compares organic/conventional/BioDynamic in a multi year trial at Geisenheim University in Germany and in addition to that he makes wine from his own vineyard in the Roussillon. He is presenting the […]

You and your money. Essential course for all workers.

You and your money. Essential course for all workers.

The single biggest stress for our farm workers is money management. Thankfully Louisa le Roux, pictured below with our vineyard staff, has designed an excellent course. She, amongst others, draws on psychology, explains the difference between wants and needs and the different types of saving etc etc. This course is 5 hours long. She comes […]