a world of true deliciousness

Here on the farm we believe that the best tasting fruit and nut products are made from only the best fruit, and then crafted using a blend of traditional skills and modern know-how. We search the world for the best quality ingredients and then bring them back to the farm where we craft each Cecilia’s Farm product by hand to ensure that it is the best quality possible.

The result, we think, is a range of dried fruit and nut products that encompasses the old traditional favourites as well as a host of wonderful new tastes, textures and combinations. We really hope you love them and find them as irresistible as we do!

a world of true deliciousness

Here on the farm we believe that the best tasting fruit and nut products are made from only the best fruit, and then crafted using a blend of traditional skills and modern know-how. We search the world for the best quality ingredients and then bring them back to the farm where we craft each Cecilia’s Farm product by hand to ensure that it is the best quality possible.

The result, we think, is a range of dried fruit and nut products that encompasses the old traditional favourites as well as a host of wonderful new tastes, textures and combinations. We really hope you love them and find them as irresistible as we do!

Once upon a farm

If you follow the wind and the bees through the trees; to a valley where the sun shines, just beyond the vines; skip through a little gate, and over a fruit-filled crate; a magic array in colourful display will soon come your way; fruit so sweet – it’s an irresistible treat; a place of magic and charm: welcome to Cecilia’s Farm.

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    30 April 2014 Bear hug biscuits

    We thought these gorgeous little biscuits hugging some of our favourite things might be a fun activity to try at home!

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    08 April 2014 Recipe: Cecilia’s Chutney by Liam Tomlin

    Last year for our Chef’s Picnic on the farm, chef Liam Tomlin created a whole basket full of lovely recipes and this is one of our favourites using a whole lot of our dried fruits and the fresh Granny Smith apples that we’re picking on the farm right now!

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    04 February 2014 The Tankwa trek comes to Koelfontein

    The farm is gearing up (excuse the pun!) for the high energy excitement of hosting part of the Tankwa Trek 3-day mountain bike race from the 14th to the 16th of February.

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    14 May 2013 Chef’s Picnic in Cecilia’s World

    It is such a privilege to live and work on farm like Koelfontein and part of the reason why we created the Cecilia’s World brand was to invoke a sense of this place.

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    15 February 2013 A ‘soft’ revolution in dried tree fruit

    A ‘soft’ revolution in dried tree fruit At Source recently launched its own brand of dried fruit, Cecilia’s World. Photo: Courtesy of At Source Handmade Foods Denene Erasmus Dried fruit company, At Source Handmade Foods, was founded in 2002 and just over a decade later it is one of the three largest local dried tree […]

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    14 December 2012 Movie time

    This one is just to share a little taste of this beautiful place that is Cecilia’s World, and in future we hope to show you a little more of how and where we create all our products.

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    25 September 2012 Busy time for bees

    Spring is in full swing in the Boland, which means that it’s time for the bees to do their job in the food chain: pollinate. In fact, in the fruit industry the contribution of these tiny beasts is indispensable.

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    27 August 2012 A winter’s tale

    It’s mid-August and we are slowly but surely emerging from our winter hibernation here in the Boland. As fruit farmers we need a good winter for fruit trees to produce an optimal crop. And a winter is a good one when we had sufficient rain and cold.

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    14 May 2012 The pink ladies have sung

    They say that the show ain’t over till the proverbial ladies have sung, and in our case that is Granny Smith and the Pink Ladies. These two apple varieties are the last ones of the season that we pick in early autumn

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    02 November 2011 A new arrival

    I realize that we sometimes forget to tell you about some of the things happening here on Koelfontein simply because we have become so used to the seasonal rhythm of this Boland farm.

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    02 October 2011 Koelfontein in bloom

    As with every cliche, there is a reason that Spring has always been considered Mother Natures’ show-off season, and the evidence is bursting from trees all over Koelfontein and the Ceres valley at the moment.

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    18 July 2011 If you missed the Kwela insert in May…

    Sorry this has taken a while to get to you, but luckily the folks at Kwela did such a nice job of the insert that we thought you may want the link to it!

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    16 May 2011 Evita se party

    Last week Noelani and her ladies were proud to be part of Tannie Evita’s 1000 Women against Violence luncheon at the CTICC.

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    03 May 2011 Oes-af en Witblits

    Spring is in full swing in the Boland, which means that it’s time for the bees to do their job in the food chain: pollinate. In fact, in the fruit industry the contribution of these tiny beasts is indispensable.

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    09 March 2011 Kwêla comes to Koelfontein

    Tuesday the 1st of March was not only one of the hottest days this year so far at over 40 deg C, it was also the day the team from Kwêla came to visit and do some shooting – of the TV kind, that is!

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    23 February 2011 Mango Mission

    It’s procurement season at Koelfontein. A window of about four months in the year when we have to buy in almost the entire stock of fruit that we will need for the year (a number carefully calculated and supported by hope and prayer).

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    12 January 2011 New Year’s Hail

    On New Year’s Day a huge thunderstorm swept through the Ceres valley and all we could do was stand and watch as the hail that it brought pounded our orchards and vineyards – one of those things that we farmers dread.

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  • CEO Magazine – A fresh look at a Mature Market
    01 January 2011 CEO Magazine – A fresh look at a Mature Market

    It’s a heavy responsibility taking over a successful business that has been in the family for almost 180 years, never mind making changes to that business’s makeup – its essential DNA – to tap into new markets and growth opportunities.

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    16 December 2010 Justin Bonello comes to visit

    In late July this year celebrity chef, filmmaker and television personality, Justin Bonello, rolled into the Ceres valley to shoot an episode of his food series “Cooked”, and stopped by for a visit.

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  • Food & Home – The Producers
    23 November 2010 Food & Home – The Producers

    Handri Conradie, a founder of At Source Handmade Food, tells us about the company’s own fruit and nut brand, Cecilia’s World.

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    05 November 2010 Cecilia’s first big outing

    Cecilia’s World had its first outing to meet consumers face-to-face at this year’s glamorous (and windy) Kamers vol Geskenke held recently at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West.

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  • Passport – Cecilia’s Farm Dried Fruit
    01 November 2010 Passport – Cecilia’s Farm Dried Fruit

    At source handmade foods, the largest retailer ‘house brand’ dried fruit supplier in South Africa and the engine behind Woolworths’ and Pick n Pay’s dried fruit ranges, has launched its very own dried fruit brand – Cecilia’s World.

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  • Vrouekeur – Net die beste Cecilia’s World
    22 October 2010 Vrouekeur – Net die beste Cecilia’s World

    Die mense van Cecillia’s World is gek na droëvrugte en neute, maar slegs die beste is vir hulle goed genoeg. Om dus seker te maak die bestanddele in al Cecillia’s World-produkte voldoen aan hul hoë standaarde, soek hulle hoog en laag na die beste produsente van regoor die wêreld.

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  • The Star – Cecilia’s Farm Dried Fruit
    30 September 2010 The Star – Cecilia’s Farm Dried Fruit

    This range includes fruit and fruit and nut snack packs, fruit bars and softeating dried fruit packs. Most of the fruits are locally grown on the Koelfontein farm and every product has a quirky name and story to go along with it.

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    01 September 2010 Destinyman – Snack Pack Attack

    Bring out the deck-chairs and white-brimmed hats – the sun’s back! And what better way to welcome spring than with a glass of ice-cold wine?

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  • Sunday Times – Drying to meet you
    08 August 2010 Sunday Times – Drying to meet you

    In the first in a series about local food producers, Hilary Biller visits one of the country’s largest producers of dried fruit, in the Ceres valley.

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    22 July 2010 Snow and thank-you in Cecilia’s World

    Last Wednesday was a big day in Cecilia’s World – not only did Ceres live up to it’s nick name, “The Switzerland of South Africa”, but we had a wonderful dinner party on the farm for all the special people who’ve been part of the process of bringing the Cecilia’s World brand to life!

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    25 June 2010 A sign of the times

    Between the first spatterings of snow on our mountains, the absolutely freezing weather and the excitement of the World Cup it’s been a busy time here on Koelfontein, but for us nothing has topped the excitement of seeing the huge Cecilia’s World sign go up on the side of the At Source factory!

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    01 June 2010 Its all smiles at Koelfontein

    We’re all smiles this side of Prince Alfred’s Hamlet because the Cecilia’s World dried fruit brand is officially alive and kicking, as you’ll gather from this website (we hope you like it, by the way).

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  • W&H – Passionate About Food
    01 June 2010 W&H – Passionate About Food

    For Handri Conradie, the founder and managing director of At Source Handmade Foods, fruit farming was always a passion and he was involved in the family business from as early as 10 years of age.

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  • LiveOutLoud – Coolfruit
    01 January 2010 LiveOutLoud – Coolfruit

    For many people dried fruit is a common and convenient health snack but for sixth generation farmer, Handri Conradie, focus is on innovation and consistently improving the quality of the produce.

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find us

Our Farm Shop right here on the farm stocks our entire range of dried fruit. You can even buy fresh fruit when in season.

Farm shop opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm

Saturday: 9am to 1pm

Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Contact us:

+27 (023) 313 3130 | info@ceciliasfarm.co.za


Address

Cecilia’s Farm Shop on Koelfontein

Prince Alfred’s Hamlet, 6840

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On our farm we speak Afrikaans, Xhosa, and English, so if you’d like to chat to us in any of these languages, we’ll do our best to respond in kind!

If you would like to stock or buy large volumes of our range for your own shop, please contact our Sales team directly. A selection from our range can also be found in these retailers.