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.
The MeatroomThe Meatroom Contact: Jordi van Hasselt
Buy real, good, Karoo meat from the Meatroom at Gay’s Guernsey Dairy.
A family business through and through, we believe that quality meat should be enjoyed by all, especially in Prince Albert, a farming community in the heart of the Karoo.
“Because nothing quite beats good Karoo meat – the taste of the veld, the crunchy fat of a lamb chop, the way the meat falls off the bone of your Sunday roast… that comfort of old-worldly goodness.”
All our meat, lamb, goat, venison, whey fed pork and beef are sourced locally, from our farms and specifically selected neighbouring farms. We believe that the natural Karoo veld provides the best grazing for our animals and our pigs are fed on whey from our dairy.
Jordi: 076 1654 389
Erik: 082 3252 401