DP & JC Goosen Boerdery (Pty) Ltd
The Goosen Family started farming on Jagerskraal in 1861 and is one of the oldest farming families in the Prince Alfred’s Hamlet area. Born from a lineage of pioneers, the management of the business currently lies with the 5th and 6th generations, including Danie, Janus and JC Goosen as directors of the company.
The business consists of three farming units: Jagerskraal (Prince Alfred’s Hamlet), Ou Stasie (Wolseley) and Nuutbegin (Rawsonville). Farming on both sides of the Skurweberg Mountain range has the benefit of two climate zones, providing the opportunity to grow a wider range of varieties from early to late season.
Since 2003, the Goosen Family has also been part of a Black Economic Empowerment project. The Denou Farming (Pty) Ltd production unit was purchased with the aim of the Den Haag Workers Trust owning 51%, and the Goosen Family owning 49%. The Den Haag Workers Trust is represented by the workers of Ou Stasie and Jagerskraal, and offers the opportunity for said workers to be empowered through this project.
All stone fruit for Stems are packed at a state-of-the-art packing facility on the original farm, Jagerskraal.