We pride ourselves in growing 90% of the products we export on our own Yukon Farms.
Yukon Farms Tshakhuma (YFT) in the sub-tropical Limpopo Province, forms a core part of this all-year-round production. Originally wholly owned by The Tshakhuma Trust, The Unlimited Group entered into a long-term partnership as commercial partners with The Tshakhuma Trust in 2010, and we currently rent more than half of The Trust’s farms.
Our aim was to assist in establishing sound management and marketing channels for their products to local and international markets. Central to this management is the training of community members to become farm managers, pack house managers, supervisors and specialist general workers.
Today, YFT is thriving and in addition to farming over 150 hectares of macadamias, we are continuously growing, packing and exporting our Yukon baby vegetable range from YFT. With over 70 hectares of baby vegetables planted, this really is an all-year-round operation.
Growing baby vegetables so intensively requires great attention to detail and we currently employ more than 120 members of the Tshakhuma community as part of our baby vegetable operations. With a further 50 community members employed across the farm, it is estimated that through The Tshakhuma Trust, over 16,000 people directly benefit from our farming activity in Limpopo.
‘Our success lies in the fact that we farm with nature and not against nature.’ —Gerrie du Preez, YFT General Manager