Abalimi Bezekhaya's micro-farmers are growing so many beautiful vegetables that Harvest of Hope, Abalimi's guaranteed-purchase project facilitating access to a fair and reliable market, is expanding into partnerships with like-minded restaurants and chefs, hotels, caterers, schools, and grocers to provide truly local produce straight from the Cape Flats.
If you are interested in sourcing small and locally to build a better food system for all, please review the following basics-of-ordering or give Jenny, our orders manager, a call. We look forward to growing with our partners, fostering together what seasonality and sustainability means in our exceptional Cape Flats biome.
To order, please contact Jenny at HoHorders@abalimi.org.za or 062 247 7475.
Delivery Days are Wednesday and Friday to CBD. Pick up in Philippi on alternative dates are also possible.
Please submit your order request to Jenny (via email, whatsapp, SMS) by 10am the day prior to delivery (Tuesday for Wednesday delivery, Thursday for Friday delivery). Because Abalimi's micro-farmers are spread across the Cape Flats, this extra time is critical to coordinate the harvest and transport of your vegetables. It also allows us time to communicate, and trouble-shoot, our farmer's shortages and surpluses!
Our veg availability is sent out weekly, with information on what is reaching the end of its season and what is beginning to be ready for harvest (please email Jenny to be added to this mailing list). We are in a constant cycle of planting, harvesting and planning, and we would love to get our partners involved in the process so that together we can learn the seasonality of our particular Cape Flats biome and grow what our partners would like to see year round.
Our prices for locally and organically grown (non-certified) produce are competitive, while our focus remains on building the income stability of our hard working farmers. Please bare in mind that we cannot compete with the prices of conventionally grown produce and that we pay our farmers monthly, and so require prompt payment from our partners. Invoices are sent by email from our finance team a few days after delivery, to be paid within two weeks, and for all new accounts we require a trial period of weekly payment.