We are so excited to welcome our first female farmer, Suzanne Smit to the Farm-to-Plate family. Small farm success stories are always a delight to stumble upon and Suzanne Smit is an excellent example of small farm innovation and excellence at its best.
While the reasons behind our first female farmer success could be attributed to qualities such as her good work ethic and perseverance, a bigger reason could surely be her passion for feathered creatures and a straightforward business sense.
The farm Delagift, is located just outside the quant little town of Riebeek Kasteel, in the Swartland of the Western Cape. Suzanne has been a farm girl for most of her life, having grown up on a farm herself, in the Piketberg district.
After a few years of trying her hand at teaching Suzanne met Jacobus, a local farmer, the love of her life while living in Riebeek Kasteel and teaching in Paarl. Today they have four children, living the farm life to the full extend.
A few weeks after the wedding, Jacobus surprised Suzanne with a hen and 6 chicks. This was the beginning of the journey.
Suzanne Smit is making a success at small-scale poultry farming. “You can raise a heifer from birth and then wait until year three to decide whether you’re going to keep her offspring. With chickens you can run a flock every six weeks,” Suzanne explained.
This is no caged operation; her birds live in luxurious splendour in a pasture-raised environment and in a carefully designed and manufactured structures that are situated in lovely green lucerne pastures.
Suzanne allows her birds to walk freely outside every day; this makes all the difference. This is true free range and one will have to go far to find a better chicken.
We are so excited to offer our Western Cape customers Suzanne Smit’s free range products under her own brand “The Country Chic”.
Please support Suzanne our first female farmer on our platform.
Enjoy the braai!
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CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF INTERVIEW WITH SUZAAN (https://youtu.be/Wowhs4gwkFM)
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SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR GAUTENG (https://farmtoplate.co.za/gauteng/)
We haven’t forgotten you, and are happy to share some of the amazing specials available this week. We hope you enjoy it!
** HALF LAMB IN A BOX (10kg) FROM FARMER NICO IN THE GREAT KAROO (R139,99 p/kg)
Stil the absolute favourite Lamb. Choose between whole or braai & potjie options. (Full Lamb also available) Was R1499,99 NOW ONLY R1399,99
** HOUSEWIFE’S BUDGET SAVER (9kg) FROM FARMER PIET
The best selection of all your favourite chicken products (farm chicken, sosaties, thighs & legs, extra lean mince, hamburger patties and boerewors.
Was R899,00 NOW ONLY R849,00
AND LAST, BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST, SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR THE EASTERN CAPE
We’ve spoken to our farmers and are happy to share some of the amazing specials available this week. We hope you enjoy it as well!
** LAMB BUDGET PACK (10kg) FROM FARMER KEITH
Lamb chops, riblets, potjie and sosaties. Was R1399,99 NOW ONLY R1369,99
** GOURMET PORKIE (5kg) FROM FARMER KEITH
Boston Roll, bangers, rashers and chops. Was R529,99 NOW ONLY R499,99
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