Abalimi Bezekhaya : Harvest of Hope
Abalimi or “Farmers of the Home” is a nonprofit organization which is based in the homes and community gardens throughout the townships of Cape Town City. Abalimi is focused on the advancement of both income and food security through training residents of townships to grow, eat and sell their own vegetables.
Harvest of Hope is a project that operates as an extension of the services offered by Abalimi Bezekhaya. Harvest of Hope matches the farmer’s produce with the market demand for healthy, chemical and pesticide free, locally grown vegetables.It also guarantees the purchase of the vegetables grown by our farmers, allowing them to focus on skill building and ensuring that their vegetables are of the highest quality. Our farmers have support in production planning, soil infrastructure, planning harvests, access to seeds and seedlings, vegetable transportation, and financial services among others.
Harvest of Hope is a relationship of trust between the urban farmers of Cape Town and the members of Harvest of Hope. This trust secures a stable income for the farmers as well as the availability of healthy food for families across the Western Cape.
Some of the Abalimi Farmers hard at work
Farmer Angus McIntosh. Beef and Eggs.
Angus is situated on a farm outside Stellenbosch, South Africa, where he applies BioDynamic agricultural principles and practices to raise cattle, laying hens, vegetables and vines.
His client base in almost entirely local restaurants, and the fresh produce is also available to a growing handful of retailers.
All Angus’s meat is prepared in his own butchery under the supervision of 71 year old Spencer Nicholls. No other meat is ever allowed in the butchery so one is assured meat that is grass fed and Glyphosate free throughout it’s life. The meat is also Halaal killed and has not been adulterated with MSG, water, bread, sawdust, soya or irradiated spices. Unlike many providers of so called free range/grass fed beef the are SAMIC registered.