Our market garden is based in Midrand, South Africa. Our mission is to provide nutrient dense food that is grown in living soil and produced in a way that is kind to the environment. We strive to grow our produce organically, using no-dig permaculture principles to minimize our carbon footprint.
We are passionate about creating healthy, sustainable food for our local community and providing education and resources so that others can follow in our footsteps. Our goal is to to create a thriving community of sustainable farming supporters.
Our approach to farming is based on the belief that food grown in living soil and harvested at its peak is healthier and more nutritious. Healthy living soil is created by supporting and encouraging the growth of the organisms that make up the Soil Food Web. This includes adding organic matter such as compost, nutrient-rich mulch, and natural fertilizers. By providing the right environment for these organisms to thrive, we can create a healthy soil system that supports the growth of nutrient rich vegetables.
The Soil Food Web
The Soil Food Web is the complex network of interactions between organisms in the soil including microbes, fungi, nematodes, and beneficial bacteria. These organisms work together to create healthy living soil, which in turn ensures that our vegetables are of the highest quality.
At Big Inja Farming, we believe in the power of food to heal and nourish us. We strive to create a connection between our customers and their food, from the farm to their plates. We offer a Community Supported Agriculture program that allows us to foster the relationship between farmer and consumer.
Our produce is grown with care and nourished with love. We are passionate about providing fresh, organic, and nutritious food to our community. We value the link between health and food and strive to provide healthy and nutritious options for everyone. Food is medicine, and we are proud to be a part of the process.
Community Supported Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between a local farm and a community of supporters that provides a direct link between the production and consumption of food. CSA members buy a “share” of the season’s harvest, and in exchange, they receive a weekly box of seasonal produce throughout the growing season. This model of agriculture helps to support farmers by providing them with a steady income, while simultaneously giving consumers access to fresh, local, and sustainably grown produce.