About

Established 2004, based in the beautiful Skeerpoort area of the North West Province, Babaroots is a premier, primary producer of fresh herbs and cultivated salad leaves to the retail, wholesale and food manufacturing industries. Our passion is to grow, pack and deliver the finest range of culinary herbs and salad leaves using innovative techniques while maintaining an environmentally sustainable approach.

The Farm has expanded from growing mainly Basil and Rocket to a substantial range of herbs in tunnels, some of which are heated during the cold winter months. We have expanded our range to include specialized vegetables and salad leaves into the product mix for wholesale and retail distribution.

Babaroots Farms

We manage the entire farming process soil to plate. It all starts with maintaining healthy soil, because, as any farmer will tell you, it takes good soil to produce good food. Our mission is simply to work in harmony with nature so that our farms will be able to provide enough food for future generations. Without compromising quality and affordability – wholesome food for all.

Our Team

The Babaroots team consists of approximately 74 dedicated individuals who form the backbone of our business, many of whom have been with us since inception.

Sonja Craigie Stevenson – Owner & Director

Sonja has a hands on approach to running the farm and retail companies. With a Corporate back-ground in Marketing and Customer Experience she is responsible for Marketing, Product development and growing our business and distribution nation wide. Sonja is also responsible for the Retail arm of Babaroots – Ortaggi which houses the processing and product innovation for all retail sales under the Ortaggi, GreenWise and GreenWise Kids brands.
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Tian Grobler – Farm Manager

Tian is responsible for the daily running and operations of the Farm.
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Esrom Musonza – Growing Manager

Esrom recently joined our team as Growing Manager. Esrom is responsible for the growing plan, fertilizing, planting, spraying, cultivating and harvesting procedures.
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Lorraine Grobler – GlobalGAP Co-Ordinator

Lorraine manages and co-ordinates all GlobalGAP processes and procedures.
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Natashia van Aswegen – Financial Controller

Natashia is responsible for all financial administration, debtors, creditors and queries. She can be reached on

Lizzy Madumo – Supervisor

Lizzy is responsible for our orders and deliveries as pack-house Supervisor.
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Frank Khumalo – Supervisor

Frank is responsible for Supervising Operations of both the farm as pack-house.