For some, food preparation is a profession, while others do it for passion. For the two great women named KhunSupatraChadbunchachai and KhunMantanaLesonboon in the KhonKaen and Kalasin provinces of Thailand, they say they needed to produce organic vegetables to suit their passion. It should be a nice option for organic Thai Restaurant in Bangkok to prepare their cuisines.
They say that selling organic vegetables in Asia is huge and growing fast. In this country alone, intake of organic foods has risen five-fold in the past six years. However, the country remains heavily relying on imported supplies.
With such potent demand from consumers progressively concerned with food quality and safety, producing organic vegetables is not only a demand for people but a growing economic opportunity. That’s why restaurateurs are now seeking organic products for their organic Thai restaurant in Bangkok to ensure safety and draw more customers.
What Used to Be A Family Consumption Now Turned a Community Production
In the past years, KhunMantana and family owned agricultural lands that were uncultivated. However, when they became worried about how poor-quality vegetables reached the market, they decided to take matters in their hands and raise vegetables on their own.
It was about that time when KhunMantana managed a local organic vegetable outlet initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture.
The outlet offered farmers a fair price for steady supply of organic vegetables, and soon enough, the family’s farm reached the shelves of the shop. It offered various types of organic vegetables, cropped and delivered directly to the shop. Today, it has reached several communities that need organic vegetables, including an organic Thai restaurant in Bangkok.
Teaching Beyond the University
KhunSupatra is a pharmacist and chairperson for a master’s degree program at the KhonKaen University. She always knew that spraying pesticides in vegetables posed a major safety issue. The public became aware of such problem, yet no solution was readily provided. And due to this concern, KhunSupatra was motivated to take her own action.
Along with the local district office of KhonKaen province, KhunSupatraassisted farmers to allocate public lands for raising organic vegetables without using pesticides. The experience turned out successfully and more farmers organised themselves to sell organic vegetables under the brand name ‘Sum Sung’. Today, KhonKaen province is now recognisedfor producing chilies in large numbers.