My Homemade Story
Because of a wheat intolerance I was diagnosed with fifteen years ago, I started creating delicious wheat free treats from home, out of which was born my new business “homemade”
I sold my biscuits and granola once a week on a Waldorf Farmers market in Stellenbosch and was one of the first vendors at the Neighbour Goods market at the Biscuit Mill in Cape Town when it started.
Markets are very rewarding but working every weekend eventually took its toll and it was with great relief, whilst on Good Food and Wine Show at the CTICC, that I was approached by retail outlets and so the next leg of the “homemade” journey began.
Over the last fifteen years my passion for good health has led me to pursue creating a product range that includes a genuine high quality alternative for wheat intolerant sufferers, gluten free, low sugar, raw and “banting “ friendly seekers.
I am also passionate about giving back to the community. As I grew I had to take on staff whom I have personally trained and I have helped to upskill ladies from domestic workers to bakers. The ladies take great pride in what they have learnt to make and it is wonderful to see what this has done for their self- esteem.
I provide a happy and energized work environment where life is fast paced and exciting and through growing the business all our families benefit.
We partner with health shops, delis, tourist outlets and consumer stores that invest in the needs of those who lead a healthy life style.
I am blessed to have the full support of my family especially my son, Dane who has invested his time, creative ideas and resources and my husband Gary, who involves himself helping, fixing, building and making whatever it is that we need. As a beekeeper, he also supplies me with raw honey for our products!
Together we make an awesome team that is happy and enthusiastic to supply the needs of our customers.