At Summerfields we strive to produce as much of our own produce as we can for use in the restaurants, or source from reputable local suppliers. We grow most of our organic vegetables on the farm. This means we only use our own compost, which is made from leaves, husks, organic manure, and the use of thousands of little earthworms. We do not use any synthetic fertilisers or chemicals to control insects, rather we concentrate on the health of the soil and plant material, and encourage natural predators such as bats to control insects.
Our folio feeds include earthworm ‘tea’, which we spray onto our roses, vegetables, nuts and fruits. This not only gives much needed nutrients to the plants, but enhances the vegetables and fruits’ quality, colour and taste.
We have our own free-range hens - bred to withstand harsh South African conditions, and you’ll notice the deep, intense yellow, almost orange colour of the yolk. This means they had to search for their food, they certainly won’t get it force-fed.
We grow seasonal vegetables, and there is always some to share with passers-by. Just ask what may be available.
We export macadamia nuts, litchis and passion fruit to Europe, and use this produce in our food, in value-added products such as chocolates, sorbets and ice-creams, cakes and puddings. Our products are for sale on the property
We are Global Gap accredited and adhere to their health, safety and hygiene practices