Who we are
Pumpkin Patch is a family-run company that takes great pride in supplying premium quality food products to the finest retail and hospitality institutions in the Western Cape.
In 2013, we started our business by processing the vegetables harvested on our farm in Vanrhynsdorp. At the time our main focus was to supply "pre-pack" vegetable products to retail. Since then, we have ventured into the hospitality and catering industry and expanded our product offering to include cold-pressed juices, specialty vegetables, exotic mushrooms, dried fruit & nuts, as well as ready-to-eat food items.
In 2018, we embarked on a mission to reduce and replace single-use plastics in our food products. We now package our products in plant-based (PLA - cornstarch) bioplastics to improve our environmental footprint and sustainability of conducting our business. To date, we have reduced our single-use plastics by more than 70%.
We source exclusively from GLOBAL GAP certified farmers around the Western Cape, which ensures that our products are always fresh, traceable, and free from harmful chemicals.
Food safety accreditation
Our packhouse in Stellenbosch was purposefully built according to ISO22002, HACCP, and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) guidelines for food processing facilities. In our most recent GFSI audit, we achieved a score of 97,2% in terms of our food safety compliance.
We utilise our own fleet of refrigerated vehicles to maintain the cold chain from our packhouse directly to our customers. This allows us to shorten the time between production and delivery, and more importantly, ensures complete control over the quality of our products in transit.
Our sales reps visit our customers on a regular basis. We are always on standby to resolve customer queries and are committed to building a lasting relationship with our business partners.
We utilise state-of-the-art technology for sales management, route optimisation, and order management. This is done to increase store sales and productivity, reduce product waste, and improve the sustainability of operating our businesses.