Co-farming

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. 1. What is the concept of Co-farming?

Ans : Co-farming is alike coworking. Co-farming on a farm offers similar advantages as the Co-working space in the city’. Here we allot small farm land spots at a big community farm with a monthly subscription. Co-farming involves multiple people having a say in the crop and being collectively involved in its growth. It's a fastest growing community venture in the world. Most of the Co-farms are organics.

Q. 2. What is organic farming?

Ans : Organic Farming involves a form of cultivation where natural methods of farming, pest control, soil enrichment, and crop improvement are used. All products are derived from plant and animal waste and natural methods like crop rotation and crop cover are used. This method of farming is encouraged to avoid harmful chemicals leaching into the food we eat. To encourage fitness, good eating, reduced harm to the body due to contamination as well as a perceptible enhancement in taste, organic farming has caught on tremendously, worldwide.

Q. 3. Is Gopalan Organics certified? What are the certifications that Gopalan Organics currently have?

Ans : We have been certified by FSSAI, Aditi, India Organics and we are an ISO 9001:2015 company

Q. 4. How are organic vegetables better than ordinarily available vegetables?

Ans :Organic vegetables have been shown to have better nutritional values, apart from a better, more original taste. Also, organic is better for the environment as it doesn't drain natural reserves is more energy-efficient and reduces the chemical levels in water and soil.

Q. 5. What is Gopalan Co-farming?

Ans : Gopalan Co-farming is a form of collective farming where each customer is allocated 500sq.ft of land. For a monthly fee, you may choose the vegetables to grow on that plot. Using completely organic methods, the crop will be grown by our experts and periodic updates will be sent to you. You may visit the farm to check on your crop and also experience first-hand farming. The idea is to provide the experience of a farm, healthy sustainable farming and the delight of organic vegetables. Gopalan co-farming is coming under Gopalan Organics, who are the leading organic vegetables distributors in Bangalore.

Q. 6. How is Gopalan co-farming allocating the plots?

Ans : At Gopalan Organics, since the plots are allocated inside the greenhouses, we do not require additional space for wastage or walking. Every bit of 500 sq. ft is utilized for crop growing.

Q. 7. How will the greenhouse help my crop?

Ans : The greenhouse ensures that the effect of untimely rainfall or excess of the same is minimized. The controlled temperatures in the polyhouse enable the ideal growth conditions for the crop.

Q. 8. When is the harvest done for my crop?

Ans : Depending on the vegetables chosen, it might take anywhere from 45-90 days for the first harvest.

Q. 9. How often do I need to pay?

Ans : This is a monthly payment.

Q. 10. Can I visit my farm with my family/friends?

Ans : Definitely you can! The farm is open for visitors every Sunday from 10am-1pm.