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We make triple sure the food that we consume, and make available to family, the team and customers, is of highest possible, natural quality. We have not applied for an "organic" label. So far our produce has been for own consumption, so a label has not been necessary.
We are happy to give you the details:
⚘ We grow in the monsoon season only. In the dry season we give the earth a rest and plant crops that rejuvenate the soil and use less water, like rapeseed or soy to rejuvenate the soil, or other crops, like peanuts for both soil rejuvenation and consumption.
⚘ We pay attention to our choice of soil fertilizers, cured from the droppings of pasture cows, buffalo, or domestic wild boar on a non-industrial diet. We do not use industrial /chemical fertilizer.
⚘ For rice we use a self-made, cured, bio-extract fertilizer, which also keeps bugs away. It is an organic recipe recommended by specialists at the >> Huai Hong Khrai Royal Development Study Center. We make it from basil (กระเพรา), neem (สะเดา), galangal (ข่า), and molasses (กากน้ำตาล), but it can also be made with other herbs. The herbal extract can be modified for cleaning fruits and vegetables. It can also be used for medicinal purposes. We collect these herbs from our garden.
⚘ Our rice is arsenic free. Plasma spectrocospy analysis (ICP-OES) conducted at the Laboratory of the Science and Technology Service Center, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University on 3 and 4 December 2018 on our November 2018 harvest rice detected no traces of arsenic. >> Why would there be Arsenic in Rice?
⚔ We do not use commercial /industrial fertilizers. These fertilizers are harmful to the environment, while natural methods provide the same or better results.
⚔ We do not burn post-harvest straw. Burning is harmful to the environment and the air we breathe. Instead we collect most straw, and plow remaining straw under, for additional fertilization.
⚔ We do not use commercial /industrial pesticides. They are a danger to people and the environment, and are banned from the farm. Also banned are household bleach and mono-sodium glutamate.
⚔ We do not grow genetically modified (GMO) plants.
⚘ Our chickens and fish forage for their preferred food, and are also fed rice and kitchen scraps. They do not receive industrial feed. Sometimes we decide to make an exception when fish are in very early fingerling stage. Our chicken and fish do not receive antibiotics.
☺ If you like to know more about our natural fertilizer, herbal repellents, traditional animal feeds, do contact us. We're happy to give you more details.