Riverbend Farm

Sep 182014

The silly season is around the corner! Packing gift hampers in preparation for the mad rush for year end gifts. Get your orders in soon to avoid disappointment!

Aug 212014

Kronenburg in Paarl was the setting for the SA Olive Association Awards 2013. The table settings were beautiful, setting the scene for a special evening.

Riverbend, once again, was awarded both a GOLD and SILVER for their new season oil.



Jul 292014

At last…..there’s been time to make beautiful pure olive oil soap. The soap will be launched at the Robertson Slow Farmers Market on 10th August. See you there.


Mar 202014

Great excitement today – the first olive oil made for 2014, and then lunch overlooking all the other trees that are soon to be picked and olives processed.

May 202013

Magazine article featuring Trevor and Kathleen in the Women and Home Magazine.

A retirement hobby for Trevor and Kathleen Brodrick led to a vibrant business making olive oil and olive products in the beautiful Breede River valley far from the corporate world.

“We loved the serene setting and thrived on the challenge of farming along the river banks of what was thought of as useless farming land. We built a log home and turned waste land into an orderly olive farm and an oil processing factory.” Trevor says.
The Breede River runs through the farms: their home is on the western side of the river while the boutique factory is on the eastern side. “With our house and factory on either side of the river, it can be an exciting challenge to cross the water to go to work in the winter when the river is in flood.”

Trevor’s love for olive farming stems from the fact that the trees are beautiful; their fruit is health giving and the trees reward you well when they are cared for. ” “Our boutique oil is of a very high quality, and we have received top awards from the SA Olive Association for it.”