Macadamia nuts are a source of vitamins, iron, protein and other nutrients. Our macadamia nuts have been roasted by Ten Senses to preserve the natural flavour, without adding any salt or sugar. Just natural, nutty goodness.
Even better, the nuts are grown by small farmers and cooperatives in Kenya, some of whom have as few as three macadamia trees. Ten Senses have built a fair and long-term relationship with these farmers, creating both a quality product for customers and sustainable livelihoods for these communities.
By buying direct through Storimarket you are ensuring Ten Senses and their farmers are getting a fair deal, which allows them to continue to produce amazing food products in a way that is good for the environment, good for communities and good for business.
Dominic has been growing macadamia for over 40 years, starting with a single tree to shade his coffee trees. Over the years he’s used the money to pay school fees and build houses for him and his family on neighbouring plots of land.
As a farmer whose seen prices go up and down, he prefers working with Ten Senses who regularly visit, provide support and buy regularly. The local Ten Senses outreach worker lives nearby and they have a great relationship. They provide him with seedlings of hybrid varieties, which bear nuts quicker. He now waits only four or five years from planting to first harvest.
This year Dominic hopes to harvest up to 600kg of nuts, for which Ten Senses will pay him immediately using mobile money. Prices are currently high for macadamia nuts. However, for Dominic, a fair and stable price is better than sky-high prices which later crash.
Dominic planted his first macadamia tree in the 1970s, as shade for his coffee plants. Years later, he now gets faster growing varieties from Ten Senses to increase his harvest.