The search for "real" free range and humanely treated
animals started a long time ago when the reality of what
was legally considered "free range" and the idea of happy,
healthy animals came into stark contrast.
Finding out the free range chickens are only afforded an
A4 piece of paper's with of space, did not fit into our idea of free roaming
animals. Also the supplement feeding of animals kept in lots of genetically
modified corn and unnatural vegetarian and animal by product feeds did not
seem natural or healthy. What happened to good ol' fashioned farming? What
happened to integrity and caring about animals not just profits and margins….
That's how we found these guys…
Red Barn FARMS
Our free range, pasture fed chicken farmers are based in George.
They grow chickens on pasture in moveable houses! You haven’t
tasted delicious chicken like this since your grandmother made a
roast chicken for Sunday lunch. The closest to organic that you
can get in SA. They also supply us with indigenous organic
Naturally Organic - Veggies
The ideals that Skye upholds are close to the hearts of many. He wants
healthy, organic food to be available for all; he wants organic farming to be
proved a viable option; he wants to sell locally, he acknowledges the
importance of reducing not only his own carbon footprint, but enabling others
to do the same, by producing quality food on our doorstep. He is a person who
holds the fine balance between dreaming and doing.
Bella Vita Farm
Ermanno (Cheech) and Jules Kovacich began growing
mushrooms in 2002 at their farm near Wilderness in the
Garden Route, combining their shared love of mushrooms and the countryside
with the culinary flair Cheech developed during his 12 years as a head chef
in London, following an apprenticeship at the Carlton Hotel, Jo'burg. Highly
skilled and extemely innovative, Cheech takes great care in selecting his
ingredients, and each product in the present range of Bella Vita Condiments
is testimony to months of diligent and dedicated development, and the use of
his unique blends and techniques.
Brian & Lou Docke (pronounced 'docker') have an organic farm in Noordhoek
where they grow uncertified vegetables, which they sell to the likes of the
Olive Station, ethical co-op and Organic zone in Muizenberg.
Their cows roam freely and are not fed fodder or hormones and their milk is
sold to Imhoff farm, where Carol uses it to make organic cheese . They also
have honey, when the bees have been busy and the south-easterly not strong
enough to hinder their activity.
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