So where do your herbs come from?…Are you sure they’re grown organically?…

You can't help but smile with so much fresh air and happy plants.
You can’t help but smile with so much fresh air and happy plants.

These are questions that we hear often and we have listened to our customers and taken the opportunity to go and visit our herb supplier. What an exciting visit we had.

That light grey smudge in the distance is the Magiliesberg mountain range.
That light grey smudge in the distance is the Magiliesberg mountain range.

Looking back on the Magaliesberg mountains, this herb farm is a well established farm. The farmer is a participant on the Certification Appeals Committee for South Africa’s only Organic Certification Company, Afrisco, and is currently the chairperson of this committee. All her herbs and vegetables are grown using organic compost and fertilisers. She does not use pesticides.

 

 

From the nursery

Part of the seedling nursery
Part of the seedling nursery

to the packed herbs

Packed for posting
Packed for posting

Everything is done on the farm.

Calendula

Calendula flowers, ripe for the picking
Calendula flowers, ripe for the picking
Calendula petals drying in one of the drying sheds
Calendula petals drying in one of the drying sheds

Milk Thistle

Ripening in the hot, dry sun
Ripening in the hot, dry sun
The final drying stage in the sun-just a few hours
The final drying stage in the sun-just a few hours

Elderflower
elderflower

 

 

 

 

 

 

PassifloraPassiflora

 

 

 

 

 

 

FennelFennel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemongrasslemon grass

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