Get up close and personal with local produce
Chances are good that you have not been on a farm for a while. Why not get a good look at where food comes from?
Here we put together everything that will make you and your family happy farm explorers. You will go home an expert – with arms full of good, local produce.
Every year in October, the Prins Albert Landbougenootskap hosts the Prince Albert Agricultural Show. This is an event not to be missed – prize winning animals, good entertainment and delicious food.
The village of Prince Albert grew from the first farm, Queekvalleij, established by Zacharias and Dina de Beer at the foot of the Zwartberg in 1762 and still supports an active farming community. Local farms yield produce of incredible quality. In the fertile valleys tucked into the folds of the Swartberg, farms produce deciduous fruit for export, wine, olives and figs. On the farms of the Great Karoo flocks of sheep and angora studs provide meat, wool and mohair.
Prince Albert OlivesPrince Albert Olives Contact: Essie Esterhuizen
Trading hours 7:30 am to 1 pm Monday to Friday.
Open for tasting by appointment only.
The Prince Albert Olives orchards were established from 2005 according to international best practice with the Italian cultivars of Frantoio, Coratina, Don Carlo and FS17 forming the backbone of the plantings.
The harvested fruit is processed in a state of the art mill at our premises in Hope Street.
Fred Badenhorst was born and raised on Groot Constantia in the Cape. He and his son Hein continue a family farming tradition in the Prince Albert district of the Great Karoo.
Prince Albert is well known for its quality figs, pomegranates, grapes and other fruits. Fresh water, a dry, disease-free climate, ample summer heat and winter cold provide the ideal macro elements for fruit-growing.
The orchard is managed by Essie Esterhuizen and his team and the harvested fruit is processed in a state of the art mill.
The award winning oil is sold locally and abroad in the distinctive yellow tin.
The olive oil can be purchased at the factory in Hope Street during trading hours or at various establishments throughout town. The olive oil is also available at Woolworths and Yuppiechef.
Owner and producer – Fred Badenhorst
Manager – Essie Esterhuizen
Head office – 021 794 2123 email@example.com