Homegrown – Free Range Eggs Delivery – Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Cape Town and Surrounds

Our Chickens are
Free to graze outside and sleep inside
Free of fish meal or animal by-products
Free of growth hormones, stimulants & antibiotics

My business started in 2008 the day Mama Vuvuzela, a lost chicken, walked in our yard. She was named that because she seemed to rule our large farm dogs, Jesse, Milo and Toffee. I often saw Milo carrying Mama around and was so worried. I later learned that this was a game for Milo – perhaps not so much for Mama – and she would climb out of Milo’s mouth unharmed.
We then bought 60 chickens and true to style, Mama took them under her wing and ruled them. My family all helped grow this business – my sons earned pocket money by feeding them and cleaning the coops. I packed the eggs to ensure quality and my husband delivered them after taking the children to school.
Free range is really what these chickens are – the doors of the chicken coops open to the most stunning view of the Helderberg mountains and they are free to roam all over the 5 ha surrounding us. The coops are built above ground so that they can gather underneath if it is hot or raining.  Being a passionate Nutritionist, I supplement their grazing with all grain meal – carefully chosen to ensure optimal health. We have recently begun sprouting barley for additional supplements for the chickens in an effort to continue supplying a quality product at a competitive price. We started a nursery for chicks on the farm and many of our chickens are now living in Malmesbury and Hopefield on friends farms who is as passionate about them as I am.

This venture has brought so much happiness into our lives. It is exciting to see how many people are now buying real free range eggs. As for the chickens – we often find eggs behind our front door or a stray chicken in the kitchen much to our delight and Mama Vuvuzela was the first one at the kitchen window in the mornings – waiting for her morning back scratch. Our boys have grown but still help by delivering eggs early in the mornings before School and University. Sylvia and Wiseman have joined our “family” and help keep the chickens happy.

Homegrown – Free Range Eggs Delivery – Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Cape Town and Surrounds
R310
Stellenbosch
Cape Town 1739
South Africa
Phone: 083 207 6386
Email: homegrown@iafrica.com

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Apply to Join the Agri Investment Group

Firstly, this is not a massive investment fund. This is my personal initiative and is funded by me, I already fund all the costs related to Ethical Suppliers and Open Education Centre. This initiative is really for the poorest of the poor who have practically nothing and need a helping hand to get somewhere.  

I used to be a chicken and pecan nut farmer a few years ago and had to quit because of family issues with the property. So yes, I have experience in farming, as well as an education site for farmers, Open Education Centre

From a little seed we can grow big things. Nature has all the means by which we can grow our money and farming is a way to do this while at the same time providing food for families and communities. 

I will buy most of the starter stock eg seeds and chicks, saplings, and so on. Watering costs will not be covered but we will try reduce water consumption as far as possible with the use of mulch and other methods to keep costs down. 

You will need to fetch the stock from the supplier if I cannot have it delivered, prepare the earth, sow the seed, water/irrigate and generally manage all day to day operations. If you are in Pretoria I will assist with the manual labour.

For the chicken farm you will need to construct a simple roosting perch from sticks and a simple hut with a basic door which can close at night. This can all be done with wood and salvaged materials. No floor needed, sand floors are best and I will explain why later. Eggs need to be collected daily and a small percentage of the eggs need to be marked and  left in their clutches in the hope that broody hens will hatch them out. We are trying to breed broodiness back in as this is in accordance with natural and humane principles. 

Once the operation turns profitable and I have recouped 200% of my total investment I will withdraw.

Remember – this is NOT a get rich quick scheme, this is only for individuals who share the same principles of ethical, eco friendly and humane farming. Profits will only start coming in after a few months, sometimes even up to a year or two, it all depends on what we are farming. 

Think about ways that you can “pay it forward”, eg seed donations etc, because this principle is extremely important. 

If all this excites you and you want to be part of the group please continue the application process below. I know it is long and tedious but I really want to get to know you a little better as we will be working closely together and I want to make sure we are a good fit :) 

If you would like to help fund the initiative please contact info@ethicalsuppliers.co.za or 071 484 5295. 

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