About Harvest of Hope
Cape Town has a number of excellent organic box schemes for you to choose from, each with their own unique offering. Harvest of Hope is not a scheme, it is a farmer focused membership organisation. All vegetables are grown locally by farmers in community gardens in Khayelitsha, Nyanga, and Philippi.
Harvest of Hope is a project of Abalimi, a nonprofit organisation. The mission and heart of Abalimi is to ensure food seurity for South Africa through supporting urban and small farmers.
Abalimi's Harvest of Hope alleviates poverty and creates sustainable micro-enterprises with farmers. Harvest of Hope was created in 2008 to ensure that all harvests from farmers have a reliable and constant access to market. While Abalimi supports farmers with planning, training, community support, and support, Harvest of Hope guarantees the purchase of all vegetables grown.
Joining Harvest of Hope means becoming a member and choosing to support local farmers. Harvest of Hope is oriented towards getting to know the farmers, eating locally, seasonally and reducing your carbon footprint.
Go to "Register" to sign up or "Login" if you have already registered.
How does it work?
To become a new member just click here to register online. Select your preferred veggie bag size and collection point. You have the option to pay online or be invoiced monthly.
Harvest of Hope delivers medium and small bags of vegetables (picked, packed and delivered on the same day) to selected local partners at private offices, schools, health shops, and other outlets around Cape Town every Tuesday!
Cost of the Veggies:
A full family sized bag, which includes 10 items, including 6 freely ranging eggs, our weekly surprise item and fresh seasonal vegetables, costs R160 per week. A small bag suitable for two people includes 8 items: with vegetables and weekly variety items, costs R120 per week. Payment is due in advance. Sign up online for the closest collection point near you!
Who are our members?
Initally, many of our existing members were parents picking up their vegetables each Tuesday when they collected their children at schools. Now our efforts are focused on expanding to meet the demand in CBD, Northern Suburbs, and among restaurants, markets, and other institutions.
Click here for an overview of our Collection Points