Toleza farm has a remarkable and diverse history and plays and important part in the lives of the surrounding communities. It was originally established as a colonial government farm before it was incorporated into Admark (the government Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation) in the immediate post-colonial period. It was then sold to a private buyer and for a short time tobacco was grown. For more than 14 years the farm was idle and abandoned.
In 2006 the Stanbrook family bought the farm. They were determined to restore the fortunes of the farm and return some prosperity and activity to the surrounding area.