A BIT ABOUT OUR LOVELY FARMERS
One of the most authentic experiences in Hong Kong is to go and visit the farms. Not only because of the landscape that brings us far from high-rises, noise and pollution but even more because we have the privilege to be exposed to the local farming reality and the lives of our farmers and friends. Throughout the past years, the farmers have told us stories and have generously shared with us their great knowledge of this difficult and challenging work that is family farming.We are happy to introduce you to some of them and we hope we can get you closer to them!
Our farmers make their own compost with their grass and other organic green leftovers. They cannot (according to the organic regulations) use chicken manure as Hong Kong regulation prohibits using this. The farms who use chicken manure must import this and it must be certified organic as stated in the rules. Some of the organic farms, however, keep goats and they are allowed to use their manure for fertiliser.
We are happy to introduce you to some of our farmers below so that you can learn more about them!
FARMER: MR FUNG - YUEN LONG & KUNMING, YUNNAN
Mr Fung has been a pioneer in Hong Kong for organic agriculture: he took part in the creation of HOFA (Hong Kong Farming Association), now called SEED (Sustainable Ecological Ethical Development). He has one farm in Hong Kong and one in Kunming, across the border in China. The one in Kunming is certified organic by the Canada Organic Association and is accredited by USDA and IFOAM. He is a veritable grower and passionate about raising awareness on organic agriculture and natural farming.
FARMER: YUKIS AND MRS. TANG - PING CHE, FANLING
Yukis is a young lady with her own job but with the big chance of living in the family farm that her mum is still able to take care of. Mrs. Tang, works in the farm tirelessly to grow any kind of vegetable in the huge patch of land they have. Thanks to the generational gap of mum and daughter, they grow many of the classical Western vegetables that we cherish not omitting other local varieties like cassava, taro, yellow melon, bitter cucumbers and others.