- 30 Jun 2016
- Ashwathi Nambiar
A visit to any of the grocery near your door can now lead you to fully laid trays of vegetables which include anything from succulent and juicy tomatoes,crisp carrots and radishes, the eye-watering onion, starch enriched tapioca, rice and what more! Yet we all wonder whether it is the real deal or whether it is artificially enriched.People are so concerned with wax on their apple and carbide in their mangoes, that they are taking it upon themselves to make a change to assure the availability of toxin free produce. Anyone who has a hint of a green thumb and a land covering at least 10 cents can doubtlessly be a part of this initiative that adds a profit to your health as well as your pockets.
Stores across Kerala has now switched as dealers of organic farm products. The growing health concern of the people and the demand for nutrient-rich and chemical-free edibles is the chief reason for the fertile growth of this venture. Check out these Organic Certified outlets next door:
This organic store outlet sells certified vegetables from TVS Bangalore, Earth Trust Ooty, Harvest Thekkady and other leading certified organic companies. The store also opens options of sugar, peas, salt, and other eateries with USDA certification. The other main contributor to S.R.Organic is Swaroop, an engineering student from Palakkad. He owns a land of almost 13 acres where all the crops from rice to spices like turmeric, ginger are cultivated with the use of jeevamrutham and other micronutrients.
Where: Eroor, Tripunithura Road, Eroor South, Ernakulam-682306, Opp. Post Office, Puthiya Road Junction.
Contact: +(91) 484 2785499, +(91) 9388453559
An online grocery store for Kochi! All you have to do in this online grocery is to click on the needed box of vegetables and wait for its arrival. This startup project by a group of techies promotes farm sharing and delivers boxes of green, tender fruits and vegetables cultivated in the farms of Wayanad and Ooty. The site offers a list of 10 vegetables, honey in various sized cartons; S, M, L and XL that will be send to customers via courier/post.
Shiva Organic Centre
This store of non-chemical groceries collects the fresh vegetables from farmers in the locality. They welcome the harvestings from all the farming enthusiasts in and out of the district. Farming done in the traditional eco-friendly style is what they look upon.
Where: Chittoor Road, Ernakulam South, Ernakulam-682011, Near South Railway Station.
Contact: +(91)-9400894702, 9995170702
Greenlife Nature shop
As the name explains, the shop has an exclusive collection of natural vegetables green with life. The outlet has vegetables and other eateries that are sold out from farmers outside Kerala, especially Bangalore.
Where: Kureekal Building, Hill Palace Road, East Fort Tripunithura, Opp. ICICI Bank.
Contact: +(91) 484 2778515, +(91) 9747945320
Natural Organic Spices and Dry Fruit
Natural Organic Spices and Dry Fruit offers a variety of pulses and spices that are germinated and plucked with no addition of toxins or mutations. The store lays wide options of non hybridized varieties of peas, beans, spices and dry fruits.
Where: D-1103, Jawaharlal Stadium, Jawaharlal International Stadium Road, Kaloor, Ernakulam-682017, D-Block, Inside International Stadium.
Contact: +(91) 8943879834
Greenliving Organic Store
The convenience of this online Store is that they provide a wide range of wholesome edible goodness by home-delivering them. Fresh fruits and vegetables, toxin-free poultry & dairy products, organic rice, cereals, pulses, spices, dry fruits, edible oil and also health and beauty products are made available to your doorstep.
LuLu Hypermarket, Ernakulam
Image Source: LuLu Hypermarket
This shopping hub is also a destination for the organic food admirers. The fresh, chemical-free vegetables and fruits can definitely help you start a healthy lifestyle.
Where: Ground Floor, 34/1000, N.H - 47, Edappally, Kochi.
Contact: 0484 272 7722
Image Source: LuLu Hypermarket
Where: Aroma Horticulture products Pvt. Ltd.,
G – 287, Door No 27/1027 A1, 3rd Floor,
Main Avenue, Panampilly Nagar,Cochin.
Vasudha was started by ten friends who wanted to promote healthy habits and create a market for organic farmers. The Thrissur based group, also plans to open shops in other cities. From organic, rice, veggies, juices to milk and cosmetics, Vasudha stores a large range of products.
Where: Vasudha,The Organic Retail,
37/1062-C, Subash Chandra Bose Road
Jawahar Nagar, Kadavanthara
Contact: 0484 220 3355
Words: Ashwathi Nambiar
Images: Various Sources
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