The first Jasmyn shop, originally was born on a small farm holding approximately 35 km from Rustenburg on the N4. The farm had a few fruit trees and a small farm stall, the size of a garage, which sold fruit, vegetables, cakes, sweets, and bread, mostly supplied by the farmer wives in the area or that was produced on the farm itself. It was small, but the popularity grew as a result of excellent customer service and the fresh produce. As the sons finished school and their after school studies, they returned to the farm to help their parents, and in 1995 the family renovated and expanded the small Jasmyn garage farmstall and added their first small bakery, butchery, coffee shop and a tiny bookshop loft. They all worked the little shop and farmed with vegetables and dairy. The popularity and growing trade grew and they became well-known on the route to Rustenburg from Pretoria.
In 2000 the mines in the Marikana area forced them to sell the property and relocate Jasmyn to Hartbeespoort. The Meerhof Farm was purchased from the Oeshevski family who ran the farm as a research farm for many years. The Meerhof farm belonged to the Oeshevski family for approximately 50 years. It is a farm rich in history and logged into Hartbeespoort area’s historical sites. The old “Ossewa” road between Rustenburg and Pretoria, as well as the train line between Magaliesberg and Pretoria ran over the Meerhof Farm. It boasts with an old dam wall and a beautiful pizza oven that was built by the Italian prisoners of war.
In 2001 the whole Erasmus family moved to Hartbeespoort and started a new. The new Meerhof Farm is a generic development. The family all play a role in some way or another. Their recommendations are usually driven by the needs of the public.
They work tirelessly in embracing new challenges and their shared vision to leave a legacy that will be reminiscent of how strong this family bond is.