Avondale is home to the Grieves and 25 farm worker families. As the pioneers of Vital Health Foods, South Africa’s leading health food company, the Grieves have an innate focus on well-being that encompasses the land and its community of people. We are committed to providing fair and decent living and working conditions to enable our people to enjoy healthy, balanced lives.
Avondale has established a community centre on the farm that includes well-resourced crèche and after care facilities for the children who live on our farm. A professional teacher and her assistants ensure that these children are exposed to vital learning and development opportunities in a safe and stimulating environment. A nutrition programme at the crèche provides balanced meals every day of the week.