The month of October started off well with Vriksh participating in the organic fair - Bhoomi Utsav.It was held in a school premises on Sarjapur road. The arrangement were excellent.As it was Gandhi Jayanthi all hummed Raghupati raghava......The rustic environment of this school gave it a carnival feeling with lots of families turning up.Well the crowd in South Bangalore seem more connected to organic and knew about the products.We hope many more such fairs are held in the city to bring awareness about organic products.
Well, another month has gone by... and we are happy to say that we were listed in an article about organic shops in the city, in the latest issue of the 'Food Lovers' magazine . Do check it out.
Organic, is a term that has gained popularity in the recent times. But is it something new? No, on the contrary it takes us back to our roots - To a time when crops were grown without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Food is a ‘language’ spoken in every culture. Making this language organic allows for an important cultural revolution whereby diversity and biodiversity are embraced and chemical toxins and environmental harm are radically reduced, if not eliminated. Organic refers to a way of growing and processing food.
Why organic? No single reason can be stated to answer this question. But we can definitely say that you would not only be doing yourself and your health a favor but also doing your bit to save the environment. Designed by intent to kill living organisms, persistent pesticides can be harmful to wildlife and human health, especially as they contaminate our food, air and water or accumulate in our cells. Organic farmers nourish the soil that feeds our food. Research shows that organically-produced foods are higher in antioxidants and other nutrients than their conventional counterparts.
As health conscious consumers we have chosen an organic way of life. In today's world with disappearing greenery and increasing pollution, Vriksh wants to be a canopy for people to flock under, eat right, live healthy and be happy .
Keep Chemicals Out of the Air, Water, Soil and our Bodies. Protect Future Generations!
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And just like that, 6 months have passed !
It started off with a culinary passion-food that was tasty yes, but at the same time wholesome, healthy and nutritious. And culminated in an organic endeavor - an endeavor to promote and present products that are pure, pristine and people-friendly. In many ways, an extension of the initial premise.
And hence you will find almost any raw ingredient, our commitment to ensure you have the right building blocks for a safe and healthy future. But we've gone further-and crafted our own bits and bites too... All for your taking !
This then, was the scripted, 1st chapter, in a sense, of the Vriksh story.
But it's the unscripted next chapter thats the real masterpiece. Written by it's many patrons, it's well wishers and it's critics, over 6 months now. It has taught us so much, challenged us, and prepared us to serve you better. But most of all, it has strengthened our conviction that fresh, organic, sustainable, farmer friendly produce is the way forward if we are to build a healthy and green tomorrow for ourselves. As we mark 6 glorious months, we enlist your continued support as we take this aim forward.
As we start off with our blog post, we would love to hear your views, suggestions and ideas too. in addition of course, to visiting us here in the store, where you will invariably bump into one of us three-owners, keepers, sisters !!