At Oaklands, we are passionate about food, the people who grow it and the benefits it holds for our guests and our close-knit community. We aim to not only provide sustainable, organically grown food bursting with delicious flavour, but also to cultivate food with function.
In 2015, we embarked on a twenty-year permaculture design project. We firmly believe that by taking responsibility for the creation, cultivation and processing of our food, we have an opportunity to make a difference to the quality of our health, the quality of our environment and the quality of our community. We allow nature to cover most of the hard work, then work hard to strive for better ways of creating wholesome, good-for-you food that will have you coming back for more.
TRUST YOUR GUT
A well-functioning digestive system is usually the first sign of a healthy body. Good gut bacteria has been linked to several health benefits such as an improved immune system, better concentration, improved cholesterol levels, boosted energy and of course a benefit we all love – weight loss. Fermented products have been found to offer the most benefits for optimum gut health. This has led to the production of our Cultured Whey products – a range of fermented medicinal foods that aid in creating healthy intestinal flora and maintaining good gut health.
WHAT IS CULTURED WHEY?
We al know the story of good and bad bacteria. Through a process of lacto-fermentation in which natural bacteria feeds on the sugar and starch in the food creating lactic acid, fermented foods create beneficial enzymes, B-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics. The result is vibrant, nutrient-rich dishes and drinks jam-packed with flavour and other advantages.
Our passion starts in the the kitchen where Caroline focuses closely on the benefits of organic produce. She mainly creates kombucha vinegar, beet kvaas and raw organic krauts.
For delicious recipes to help you make the most of our Cultured Whey products, check out our foods page.