Bramleigh Farm

What happens when a teacher/graphic designer/ceramicist and a sound engineer/internet technician/solar expert move to an out of the way property to run a guesthouse and farm?  Magic, obviously!  Kait and Andre Kauerauf of Bramleigh Farm brought a variety of skills to their forest-side property (owned by Andre’s family) and created something much bigger than the…

Essenwood Micro-Dairy

Megan Wood has wanted to milk cows and be a farmer since she was a little girl. Living in the suburbs, with her husband and young family, she simply couldn’t wait any longer and rescued a cow with a wonky leg and three teats that was certain to be culled. Katherine came to live in…

Reko Rings

Supermarkets are marvellous as providing anonymity. The pre-cut stir fry pack bears little resemblance to an actual cabbage (let alone gives any hint of the bees that pollinated the flower), and it is very hard to imagine a lamb chop attached to a little sheep.  If customers got to meet the people who produced their…

Dargle Duck

How free is free range really?  For the ducks living below Nhlosane in the Dargle Valley in KwaZulu-Natal, it is seriously free. Consumers who care about good quality and ethically produced food are naturally sceptical about the label ‘free range’ these days. The commercial definitions of free range are disappointing, often only marginally better than…