FOODIE FARMERS

CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FOOD FUTURE

HOMEGROWN AND HANDMADE

ABOUT


ABOUT ABOUT ABOUT
IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE RIVIERSONDEREND MOUNTAINS 
AT THE END OF THE ROAD TO NOWHERE
LIES ALLENDALE FARM

WHAT IS ALLENDALE FARM:
It is a SMALL-SCALE FARM, run by a Husband and Wife team, producing SUSTAINABLE, ETHICAL and WHOLESOME food.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE WOULD LIKE TO ACHIEVE THE FOLLOWING:      
To build a Regenerative Market Garden with a diversified and integrated Pastured Livestock component that is symbiotic, holistic and in concert with nature. To create vertically integrated Artisanal Products, that are both mouth-watering  and nutriently dense, by making use of the farm’s own produce. This in effort to make the farm more economically and ecologically resilient and also to help contribute to creating a community enriching Local Food Network. Which all would combine to provide us with a sustainable and satisfying Quality of Life.
                                                                
THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES BY WHICH WE WOULD LIKE TO ACHIEVE OUR GOALS:
  1. Applying Regenerative Farming Practices (It all starts with the Soil)
  2. Planting only Open Polinated Heirloom Vegetables Varieties (Genetic Conservation and Climate Adapted Plants)
  3. Rearing only Heritage Livestock Breeds (Genetic Conservation and Climate Adapted Animals)
  4. Making use of Outdoor Livestock Production Systems (Better for Them, Better for Us)
  5. Maintaining Compassionate Husbandry and Animal Welfare Standards (It's a Farm not a Factory!)
  6. Incorporating Artisanal Value Adding (Vertical Integration)
  7. Offsetting produce through Localized Direct Marketing (Farm to Plate)
  8. Employing Fair and Ethical Labour Practices (Speaks for Itself)

THE FARMYARD


KNOW YOUR FARM, KNOW YOUR FOOD

HAPPY HENS HERITAGE POULTRY

Chickens on rotationally used 'Egg Gardens' & Duck's with a Private-Use Farm Dam

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SPOTTED PIG KOLBROEK STUD

Hog Heaven! Outdoor, Pasture Raised, Kolbroek Indigenous Pigs

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GOURMET GARDEN

Naturally Grown Heirloom Vegetables and Herbs for the Animals, Ourselves and a Lucky Few Friends. In that order!

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THE RED SHEEP DAIRY FLOCK

Pastured Crossbred Awassi Dairy Sheep for Natural Dairy Products and Meat

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OUR PRODUCE


HOMEGROWN AND HANDMADE: FRESH, WHOLESOME AND LOCAL

THE FARMER'S TABLE


FARMER TESS SHARING IDEAS AND RECIPES USING ALLENDALE PRODUCE

Kohlrabi (Brassica Oleracea)

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Black Garlic (Fermented Garlic)

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Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare)

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Chipotle (Smoked & Sundried Chili Pepper)

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Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus Tuberosis)

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT


FARMER SCHALK GETTING ON HIS SOAPBOX

A discussion around Chicken Egg Size and how it pertains to our Consumer Habits and Food Politics.

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This awesome initiative has been started by a handfull of aspiring organic growers around and in McGregor. We are very proud to be part of this new movement!

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Unpacking the Buzz Words and Catch Phrases. Whats is the Alternative Agriculture Movement all about?

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Getting On My Soapbox: My First Blog!

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Links to Internet Sources that covers issues related to the Sustainable (Alternative) Agriculture movement.

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CONTACT


  • Allendale Farm, Road To Nowhere, McGregor, 6708, South Africa
  • -33.981040, 19.756878