About Us

How it all began

In March 2018, small-scale farmers across the Cape Flats had a crisis: hundreds of brinjals were ripening in their fields and they had nowhere to sell them. Without adequate business skills and access to market, vegetables rotted in their fields and the farmers suffered a severe loss of income. In response, Umthunzi Farming Community was established. We are a social business working in the Cape Town food system. We currently work with 75 small-scale organic farmers from across the Cape Flats.

What We Do

Our Mission

We create empowering economic opportunities for small-scale farmers.

Our Vision

A food system where small-scale farmers are key contributors and provide nourishing food, job creation and support healthy, prosperous communities.

Our Objectives

We support capacity building, sales and logistics for small-scale farmers to distribute #vegwithanimpact across Cape Town.

Our values

Empowerment of small-scale farmers, transparency of business practices, and community for farmers and customers.

How We Work

Small-scale farmers grow

organic vegetables, herbs and eggs

You Order

wholesale or harvest bags

Farmers Harvest

to fulfill your order

We deliver

Tuesdays - Thursdays direct to your door

We impact

economic empowerment of farmers

Source #vegwithanimpact

Wholesale

Bulk quantities for restaurants, shops, private chefs and catering companies

Harvest Bag

A mystery bag containing a variety of ready-to-harvest vegetables

Wellness

Discounted harvest bags for businesses or groups to support healthy living and food security

Pantry

Unsold, surplus vegetables transformed by community members

Wholesale

Bulk quantities for restaurants, shops, private chefs and catering companies

Harvest Bag

A mystery bag containing a variety of ready-to-harvest vegetables

Wellness

Discounted harvest bags for businesses or groups to support healthy living and food security

Pantry

Unsold, surplus vegetables transformed by community members

Meet the Team

Emma
Hosking

Co-Founder

Ntsaphokazi
Siqangwe

Coordinator

Kim
Bloch

Co-Founder

Anele
Qutyelo

Coordinator

Baden
Petersen

Operations Manager

Magda
Campbell

Coordinator

Volunteers

Thank you to the many volunteers who support us!

Our Impact

1
Active small-scale farmers
R 1 M
Farmer income
1 %
Revenue direct to farmers
1 t
Vegetables sold

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