Home Top female farmer makes neglected orchards bloom again The father-and-daughter team of Protea Farm in the Elgin Valley. From left are Yolande van Niekerk, Edward van Niekerk and Marilyn Siegels.

The father-and-daughter team of Protea Farm in the Elgin Valley. From left are Yolande van Niekerk, Edward van Niekerk and Marilyn Siegels.

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The father-and-daughter team of Protea Farm in the Elgin Valley. From left are Yolande van Niekerk, Edward van Niekerk and Marilyn Siegels.

Currently, the farm has 17ha of orchards in full bearing, of which 7,24ha are planted to apples, and the rest to plums.

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