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Raksha Bandhan – a festival that signifies A Knot of Protection… one way of strengthening the relationships within the family (be it brother-sister, father-daughter, mother-son, bhua / aatya-niece / nephew, devrani-jethani etc) 💫🌈
On this Raksha Bandhan, let’s strengthen one more relationship: our farmers and us. All these years our farmers have been selflessly growing good food for us. This time, let us re-assure them that we need pure food grown / made by them.
Celebrate this festival of relationships with delicious Coconut Barfi, especially made by the farmers group. It’s prepared using Organic Jaggery, Coconut, Aamrus, Cardamom and Nutmeg.
Let’s bring our traditional sweets back on our plates. Also, its really a better option than exchanging chemical loaded chocolates and sweets.
Our farmers would be sending these yummy Coconut Barfi along with Eco Friendly Rakhi made with bamboo by our tribal friends from Melghat, Maharashtra.
Price of 1kg homemade Coconut Barfi: ₹500
(all inclusive, door step delivery anywhere in India) and it comes along with a Eco Friendly Rakhi from our farmers ❤️
WELCOME TO THE ORGANIC
Organic agriculture means a process of developing viable and sustainable agroecosystems.
The most important word in the definition of organic is sustainable and ecosystem.
We generally ask for certification but do not understand what standards are referred for certification. Organic cultivation is not only limited to the specific crop, soil, water and fertiliser or pesticide. It is also talking about the genetic variability of crops, biodiversity in a specific region and multi-crop cultivation. In certification what we test is final output as monitoring entire process is not possible. Unfortunately organic is linked with end product but in reality it is process, not output.
The myth about Organic!
Almost all organic produce sellers claim that we do not use GMO seeds. In reality, apart from cotton, no GMO seeds are in use in India.
My produce is residual free
This is the only marketing gimmick. even though you use chemical fertilisers and chemical pesticides you can achieve this with the simple trick. Any farmer not using any chemical prior 15-20 days of harvesting most of his produce is residual free.
We use organic manure
Although farmer may be using organic manure, how many years he was using chemical fertilisers and how many years he started using organic manure is yet another question? Read more