October 16 is World Food Day. A day proclaimed by the United Nations in 1979 to draw attention to all aspects of nutrition. For us, the subject of nutrition is naturally also very important. After all, we grow delicious and healthy fruit and vegetables all over the world. But we don’t just want to offer our customers the most delicious fruits. Our farm inhabitants, for example in South Africa, should also be able to supply themselves with unprocessed food. And that was very difficult until recently. Because the Rooihoogte citrus farm and the DeHoek grape farm are located in the middle of South Africa’s beautiful nature. And so it is almost impossible for the farm’s inhabitants to go shopping every day and stock up on fresh vegetables. So we looked for a solution. And found one! On our farm Rooihoogte we created a community garden together with an expert.
This garden is designed to create a stable and self-sustaining ecosystem. Since then, the residents have been harvesting their own fresh fruit and vegetables. A part of the harvest goes to the kitchen of the farm’s own kindergarten. The vegetables are used to cook delicious meals for the youngest children.