Greenfields Farm: From Farmer to Plate
Every morning we wake up to the realisation that we live and work in the most beautiful place on earth.
The privilege of coming to work with so many talented individuals and the honour of meeting our guests at breakfast on the old verandah is enough to make every day memorable.
And then there’s the produce... well who would not want to cook with the finest local ingredients available? We certainly love it and how rewarding when we receive such positive comments from our guests, literally after every mouthful.
At Hartford House we proudly support our local KwaZulu-Natal farmers and suppliers... and one of them being Greenfields Farm is so worth a mention.
Greenfields Farm is located just outside the little town of Mooi River, in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands. It is on this 1400 hectare farm that Adam Kethro and team farm free-range, grass-fed beef. The herd of approximately 850 animals is a mixture of Boerveide and Angus breeds. These cows give us the best, most tender and flavoursome meat. The cows are free to roam the pastures of veldt, rye grass and kikuyu, and drink the cool water of the Mooi River, which runs through the farm. What a life they have, but so well deserved.
Greenfields do not feed their cattle grade antibiotics, or give them any growth promoting hormones. Although the farm is not organic, they make their own compost to feed the lands. Soil health and grass production are as important to Greenfields as the cattle that graze the lands. They produce only as much beef as their farmland can sustain, in the hope that their quality and service make up for the smaller production.
Greenfields have a fully functional butchery on the farm where they honour old fashioned flavour. Great care is taken in cutting, hanging, ageing and packaging to their customers specific requirements and then delivered to some of the best known steakhouses and restaurants in the country. Producing the best quality grass fed beef is their mission and passion.
To Adam and his team at Greenfields Farm, we at Hartford House salute you for a job well done, and most importantly, for the passion and commitment you show to the farming and food industry.
So if you’re in search of the best beef in the country come to Hartford House and sample the lands favourite fair.