Today farming has gone beyond traditional practices. The use of harmful chemicals and other malpractices make it difficult to trace a fruit or vegetable back to its source. With so much ambiguity about the food we eat, we decided to take matters in our own hands and start a healthy food movement with The Little Farm. The Little Farm is our initiative to give back to the society by growing fruits and vegetables in the most natural way. Our initial idea was to be self-sufficient by growing fruits and vegetables for personal consumption, this was later extended to providing locally grown produce to a community of health enthusiasts in Nashik at zero profit.
Free of harmful chemicals
Preserves natural soil quality
Minimizes pollution and wastage
Before we start farming, we conduct a lab test on the soil to pick the choicest piece of land to support our multi-cropping pattern. Based on the results we also decide on what crops to grow for the season.
To increase the fertility of the soil, 20 days prior we add a special mix of cow dung, buttermilk, neem powder and compost. The seeds for the crops to be planted are sourced from rural farmers and grow into seedlings. These seedlings are then planted in the farm that is ready with enhanced nutrients to increase the yield.
Every crop has a different water cycle, so to ensure that they stay well-watered, we educate and assign specific duties to our farm technicians. As a pest control measure, we also plant marigold flowers in between and call for a site inspection by a specialist every 15 days.
Once the crop is fully grown, our farm technicians use proper equipment to carefully pick, sort and clean the produce, ensuring minimum wastage in the process.
Every week a basket of the vegetables and fruits is brought to you within 3 hours of harvest. So now you can be assured that the food going inside your bellies is nutritious and fresh.
We have successfully established a state of the art garden nursery with 120 varieties of plants from all over India.
Apart from that we grow a variety of vegetables and fruits.