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the Family

Over 120 years ago, the du Toit family settled in the Western Cape’s fertile Koue Bokkeveld region. From the beginning, we realised that many hands make light work and that success is sweeter when shared.

That’s why our story is also the story of our dedicated farmworkers. Together, we work the land on numerous farms in the Western Cape.

Our farm to table tale

Once upon a time, a tiny flower bloomed on an ancient cherry tree. Days went by; cycles of the moon waxing in the sky, and our little blossom met a bee. The bee pollinated the flower and slowly its petals dropped off. A small red gem appeared and grew and grew into a big, plump cherry. At sunrise, our farmer picked the fruit and added it to his juicy loot. He sent it to the packing house, to be washed, sorted and boxed.

Our merry cherry then made its way from our farm to your table to make your day.

The One

We always were and always will be picky about our produce. When we realised that the Koue Bokkeveld’s long, freezing-cold winters are perfect for growing cherries, we spent years searching for just the right cultivar. Finally, we found the one. The plumpest, juiciest of the bunch – Cherry Time™.

That’s why our story is also the story of our dedicated farmworkers. Together, we work the land on numerous farms in the Western Cape.

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Workshops with Sweet LionHeart

Sweet LionHeart  and Cherry Time  are collaborating to offer an adults cake decorating and cherry preserve making workshop on the 4th of December at Makers Landing. There will also be a kids cake pop decorating class. Tickets are very limited.