Bloublommetjieskloof Biodynamic Farm

We’ve been offering Bloublommetjieskloof products since we started in 2005.

Bloublommetjieskloof was started in the 60’s by Jeanne Malherbe, a single woman in a conservative and male-dominated farming environment, and quickly became well-known in Cape Town organic circles. It’s still going strong under farmer Wendy, and is now certified biodynamic by Demeter.

Organic certification is mostly exclusionary (prohibited chemical pesticides and so on), while biodynamic farming requires much more, and is always organic by default.

Based on the anthroposophical principles of Rudolf Steiner (also responsible for Waldorf Schools), it sees the farm as an organism with its own individuality that needs to be nurtured to get the best results. Fermented herbal and mineral preparations are used as compost additives and field sprays, and an astronomical sowing and planting calendar is used.

It’s a diverse farm, providing everything from fresh vegetables, herbs, eggs and dairy to body and cleaning products, with most of the ingredients grown on the farm.

There’s lots of fresh produce available from other suppliers too this week, including watermelons, sweetcorn, purple beans and cucumber, but with the first signs of autumn leaves, the summer harvest won’t be around for too much longer.

Have a great week,
Ian and the Ethical team

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