Ceres Cascade Farms
Montana Farm was purchased in 1961 by Petrus Wolfaardt as a stock farm. Once he inherited it, Pietie Wolfaardt transformed the land into the fruit farm it is today. Joined by his wife, Shannon Wolfaardt, the pair purchased Cascade, a former guest farm, in 1984 to broaden the scope of the business. The variance of microclimates between the two sites enables the Wolfaardt family to produce quality Stone Fruit from early too late.
The combined 1,317 hectares of the two sites, includes a breath-taking mountain wilderness area. In conjunction with Cape Nature, portions of the Montana farm have been set aside to form part of a nature reserve; as it is one of the few known habitats of the endangered geometric tortoise. An injured wildlife release program also takes place further up the mountain to maintain the balance of the ecosystem.
Ceres Cascade Farms invests strongly in their staff as they recognize that they are the most valuable resource. From training to facilities, they provide support within and outside of the workplace. Community upliftment schemes currently include a running club, a dominoes club, a soccer team, as well as various life improvement opportunities.
Ceres Cascade Farms strives to continue producing fruit of the highest quality and identifying exciting varieties to plant from the best breeders worldwide. With an eye on the future, we are making the most of the technology available to us with advancements every year. We plan to continue growing and expanding the business while maintaining our quality driven heritage.