A piece of the staple pie
Maize continues to be the most important staple food in Kenya. At Nyeri Hill Farm, 200 Hectares of the farm are under maize.
Our produce serves both human and animal consumption with a large portion of the stalks and leaves used for silage for the animals in the farm.
Canola is a crop with plants from three to five feet tall that produce pods from which seeds are harvested and crushed to create canola oil and meal. These plants also produce small, yellow flowers, which beautify the environment.
At Nyeri Hill Farm, we have introduced farming of the crop which gives us the Canola Oil for human consumption and the Canola cake meal which is very nutritious for farm animals. 28 Hectares of the farm are under Canola.
Canola, a flower like plant of the cabbage family, takes between 80-150 days to mature, therefore, can also be rotated with other common garden crops.
We press the oil at the farm and package it for sale. Since its introduction, we have not quite met the demand for our oil.
Sunflower is another oil producing crop that we grow at Nyeri Hill Farm. Compared to other vegetable oils, Sunflower oil is considered superior in terms of nutrients and quality. It has been gaining alot of traction with consumers due to its health benefits.
Like the Canola, nothing goes to waste with the Sunflower at Nyeri Hill Farm. After the seeds are pressed for the oil, the seeds are then used to make cakes which are nutrient rich for our livestock.
Wheat and Barley
We also grow Wheat and Barley at the farm