DATE: Wednesday 24th of May 2017

COMPANY: Highveld Mushrooms (
Highveld Mushrooms is the largest privately owned mushroom farm in Africa. The company endeavours to improve mushroom taste, quality and production standards continuously through always investigating the latest technology while complying with various food safety programmes. The company was founded in 1979 and now has 3 mushroom growing sites, namely Knoppieslaagte, Midvaal and Stellenbosch).
It is Highveld Mushrooms philosophy to practice responsible and sustainable farming on all their farms. For many years they have invested in technology and processes that ensure that they produce mushrooms with as little impact on the environment as possible. This visit will cover the 8 step process involving both nature's processes and technology. This starts with compost making, continues with picking before packing product for consumption and finally used compost disposal.


9h30 Arrival
9h30 - 9h45 Short introduction and history of farm
9h45 - 11h45 Farm walk (Compost yard, growing facility and pack house)
11h45 - 12h15 efreshments (Sponsored by Highveld Mushrooms

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Please wear comfortable clothing and closed shoes. This is a farm and you will be walking outdoors. Ladies wearing sandals or open shoes will NOT be permitted in the pack house.

Physical address: Plot 186, Boundary Road, Knoppieslaagte ( between Diepsloot and Blue Hills off Summit Road / Olifantsfontein Road. Also access from N14 using R511 off-ramp)

GPS coordinates: S 25.54.428 E028.03.419

Google Maps -'14.3%22S+28%C2%B003'33.5%22E/@-25.903974,28.059293,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d-25.903974!4d28.059293?hl=en-US

COST - R60 towards SAAFoST Cape Town Congress student sponsorships

NUMBERS: will be limited to 30 people, so first booked and paid will have their places reserved.

CANCELLATIONS: Please cancel and advise Sharon by 4pm Monday 22 May if you cannot make it or send someone in your place. There will likely be a waiting list of people wanting to attend.

Organised by Nicola Brook mail to if required.