Oja Farms has always been a family business. Brothers Jannie and Martin Cloete are the fourth generation of farmers on the farm Leeuwpoortjie, which is situated in the heart of the Mpumalanga Highveld.
It all started in 1950 when Leeuwpoortjie, rich in good soil and spring water, was purchased by their great grandfather Willem Bierman, where traditional cattle and maize crops were farmed. In 2007, Soya beans were introduced as a rotating crop which reaped great success.
With the current economic environment in South Africa, the brothers opted to set up a soya plant on the farm which proved to be very successful. Rich in vitamins and minerals, soya is an excellent food supplement and highest and most economical protein available globally. The soya plant served as an excellent job creation project and enabled the brothers to cut-out the middle man and offer a range of well-priced soya products direct to the end consumer.
These two modern farmer brothers didn’t stop there. In 2017, Jannie and Martin extended the farm by growing strawberries, which is a first for the Highveld area. Leeuwpoortjie is now a commercial farm, buzzing with soya and strawberry crops, a processing plant developing new ranges on a regular basis and still keeping close to their roots, the maize and cattle fields.
FARM FRESH STRAWBERRIES
Fresh summer strawberries are one of the most popular, refreshing, and healthy treats on the planet. Strawberries are loaded with antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds. Strawberries are farmed all year round, but September to December is peak season.
SOY BEANS - Dry Roasted
Dry Roasted Soy Beans are an excellent source of protein, fiber and minerals. The roasted soy beans can be used in stews, soups, The fine or coarse milled roasted soy beans can be used as a smoothies and gravies, as a meat extender, breakfast cereal, energy bar, spread and a wide variety of foodstuffs to enrich it with a tasty protein source.
The major benefit of the whole roasted soybeans are that it is the cheapest protein source in the world. The amino acid composition is favourable and similar to any animal or plant protein source.
• Gluten Free
• Cholesterol Free
• High in Protein
Delicious recipes made with Oja! Farms products
Bacon & Soy Bean Soup
Butternut & Soy Bean Soup
GET IN TOUCH
Call us on +27 79 142 9198 or +27 82 388 3533 for any queries or further information, alternatively fill out the form below and we'll get back to you
For any technical info about Soy,
please email Louis Verhoef (M.Sc Chemistry)
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