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Umthunzi Farming Community: Feed your inspiration

Caitlin

11 Nov, 2020
Umthunzi farming community

In March 2018, small-scale farmers across the Cape Flats faced a crisis: hundreds of brinjals were ripening in their fields and farmers had nowhere to sell them. Farmers would suffer a severe loss of income if they could not connect with customers and sell their delicious vegetables.

In response to this, Emma Hosking and Kim Bloch founded Umthunzi Farming Community, a marketplace for seasonal, organic #vegwithanimpact, grown by small-scale farmers. What started with three farmers and 10 friends buying vegetables via WhatsApp, is now a network of over 60 small-scale organic farmers from Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Nyanga, Mitchells Plain, Philippi, Schaapkraal, Langa, Athlone and Malmesbury. 

In “Feed your inspiration” we learn more about Umthunzi Farming Community’s journey, and why their vegetables have such an impact.

Would you like to win some #vegwithanimpact for your home? Check out our competition on Instagram. To order a Harvest Bag, visit the Umthunzi Farming Community website. The header image in this article is by Honest Work.


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Small businesses
Sustainability
Umthunzi Farming Community
Written By
Caitlin Spring

Caitlin is the Marketing Manager at SnapScan, her favourite food is pizza.

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