Gichangi Estate is truly a family farm in the most unembellished sense of the term. Owned and operated by three (going on four) generations of the Gichangi family, it was started in 1955 when Stephen and Jane Gichangi planted SL-28, SL-34, and one solitary Blue Mountain tree on their farmstead.
Since 1994, brothers Julius, Stanley, David & Charles have collectively run the farm. In 1998, they installed a microprocessing mill on site that churns through over 30,000 kg of red cherry in a normal year.
We are excited about our relationship with Gichangi Estate as one of our strongest partnerships out of Kenya. By paying fair prices directly, slowly building our mutual investment for the long-haul, and committing to whole-harvest purchasing, Catalyst Trade offers the stability to rebuild, not just the business, but also the lifestyle and traditions that the Gichangi family call home. ---
RASPBERRY JAM, DRIED HIBISCUS, ROSE SUGAR, LEMON-BLACKBERRY TART, ELDER FLOWER
--- Pictured: Moses Mwai, Farm Manager at Gichangi Estate