Barefoot and Tiptoe Production Facility

The Barefoot and Tiptoe Snail Breeding Facility is situated between Randfontein and Carletonville in Gauteng approximately 50 kms from the centre of Johannesburg. The planning and development of the facility is of a modular nature due to the requirement of the  production of Escargot (snails) to cater to the retail industry by being able to supply […]


Grow rooms

Barefoot and Tiptoe have set up an environment that offers their snails protection from predators but also an ideal ‘natural ‘ environment to thrive in that can also easily be kept hygienic for both the snails and the ultimate production of snail meat. The overall structure is made up of initially 4 Tunnel constructions that […]


How mushrooms grow

Mushrooms are a unique biota which assembles their food by secreting degrading enzymes and decompose the complex food materials present in the biomass where they grow, to generate simpler compounds, which they then absorb, and transform into their own peculiar tissues. If a section of the gills is cut and examined under the microscope, spores […]


Barefoot and Tiptoe (PTY) Ltd

One early spring morning in 2010 Barefoot and Tiptoe was conceived. The idea was for a business in food production that ascribed to the notions of usage of resources in an eco friendly way to viably and commercially produce food. The food category had to be both of high nourishment value as well as be able […]


On the trail of the Mycelia

It has been a long and winding road to quote a certain Mr McCartney. A road filled with many forks, dead ends and challenges. Strangely though none of them really related to the mycelia – the mushroom . that has resolutely been the single stable aspect of the journey. To fulfil the dream of a […]


The Oudtshoorn Trials

Following a long career in Business Management and Marketing / Advertising,  in mid 2010, I decided to do something new and closer to where my interests now lay. As a quite keen and long time garden designer and vegetable grower I embarked on this as a venture beyond the realms of just subsistence growing on […]