Hopewell Farm is a family-owned and operated rural farm in the Komga region of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The terrain is characteristic of the area, boasting a mix of grassland and wooded savanna.
Although Hopewell Farm supplies livestock and fresh produce to its customers from neighbouring towns and cities, it is by no means an industrialized agricultural venture. Hopewell Farm operates on the principles of subsistence farming. In subsistence farming, the agriculture is labour-intensive, with all or most of the work being done by humans and animals. While chemical fertilizers may be used from time to time, the farm relies heavily on natural forms of fertilizer such as manure and compost. Industrialized agriculture operates on the principles of large-scale monoculturing, where one type of crop is planted across vast expanses of land. Subsistence farms like Hopewell Farm rely on polycultures where different types of crops are planted in the same area, and irrigation systems are relatively simple.
The subsistence approach to farming allows Hopewell Farm to raise a variety of livestock and fresh produce, without compromising quality for quantity. Although life on a subsistence-styled farm is busy from pre-dawn until long after the hens have gone to roost, it is also simple and down-to-earth. Operated by a family that loves the land and what it can sustain, Hopewell Farm is all about simple, natural goodness. If your local grocery store does not already stock fresh produce from Hopewell Farm, ask your local store manager to contact us. Or feel free to contact us directly about opportunities to buy directly from the farm. Nothing beats eating naturally raised beef, mutton, goat, or poultry, and fresh-from-the-lands, seasonal produce.