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Of the Zombie fungus and its delicious relatives🍄

There’s a mushroom🍄 that is parasitic and can control the host’s mind, can even make it kill itself. If you’ve seen the hit HBO series – “The Last of Us”, you would know what I am talking about. Cordyceps militaris, the so-called “zombie fungus” is a real fungus that infects insects and ants and literally […]

Do plants talk to each other?

Do plants talk to each other? While plants don’t communicate in the way humans do with spoken language, interestingly they do engage in complex chemical signaling and interactions. Let’s understand this further with this example. The Giraffe – Acacia Tree relationship – it’s complicated! In the African Savannah, the lands barely have any vegetation. There are just […]

Making this miracle drink – ABC juice !

We are going to make this magic drink today – ABC juice, with organic fruits and vegetables from Farmizen. ABC = Apple + Beetroot + Carrot   Great tasting, easy to make AND super healthy.   5 reasons why ABC juice is called a miracle drink – https://www.thestatesman.com/lifestyle/5-reasons-abc-juice-called-miracle-drink-1503036665.html     2 medium carrots, 3 medium […]

Artificial preservatives in pickles

I am a Postgraduate in Pharmacy, a lot of my batch mates are from Gujarat and are involved in manufacture, import and trade of various API’s, Chemicals. I had sent a few bottles of my homemade Deccan organics pickles to a friend. He send me a few forwards from a associate of his who deals […]

How to choose the best oil for cooking

Unrefined oils are very popular today, whether we use them or not we hear about them all the time. Most areas in Bangalore will have shops with  wood oil press units selling non refined oils under various tags like cold pressed and wood pressed. In this blog lets dig around a bit into cooking oils […]

Honey, am I fake?

Honey could be man’s first and most reliable source of sweetener. References to honey date back to in 5500 B.C.E whereas jaggery and sugar are more recent at around 5,000 years.  Throughout history it has been used as sweetener, as a marinade, in medicines and as a natural lip balm, moisturizer, or cough remedy. So […]

Why do free range eggs spoil easily

I grew up on a commercial poultry farm and had a battery raised eggs my whole life. It’s only after joining farmizen that I had my first free range and naati chicken eggs.  Was there any difference in taste ? Yes, the free range and naati eggs had a certain distinct flavor compared to normal […]

Gourmet Mushrooms in Bangalore and Hyderabad

“Nature alone is antique and the oldest art a mushroom.” – Thomas Carlyle  Mushrooms can easily be regarded as nature’s hidden treasure. It was once considered an exotic ingredient but is now rated as a new superfood. Check out these restaurant grade, exotic gourmet mushrooms from Shroomery. Native to Japan, Shiitake Mushrooms have a smoky […]

Blueprint Page

    Why I switched to organic food Shameek Chakravarty Co-founder & CEO, Farmizen Over the past 5 years I have spoken with thousands of organic consumers. Most of them intuitively believe organic food is nutritionally better, but don’t really know why. Let’s dive deeper into the WHY. No scaremongering, just the facts. Research Research […]

Why are there bugs in organic staples sometimes

So you have received those organic peanuts you had ordered directly from the farmer through Farmizen, but what is this, some of the nuts have holes in them ! This is not something you expect after paying a premium for organic produce, but to be honest this is actually something you should expect from time […]

Apples from the top of the world!

This morning as I was scrolling through the Farmizen app looking for some fruits to pre-order, I came across this listing of Royal Kinnaur Apples from Nako. I must admit, this brought back a flood of memories of an EPIC trip that I took with my parents to Spiti Valley with Nako as one of […]

6 Reasons Why You Need Grapefruit In Your Life Today!

Grapefruit is a tropical citrus fruit known for its sweet and somewhat sour taste. It’s rich in nutrients, antioxidants and fiber, making it one of the healthiest citrus fruits you can eat.   1. It’s Low in Calories, Yet High in Nutrients Grapefruit is low in calories and also provides a significant amount of fiber, […]

The Ancient Afghan method of preserving grapes

Grapes are a staple on afghan dinner tables , you may be surprised to learn that the geographical area of Afghanistan has been growing grapes since at least 2000BC, making it one of the most ancient grape growing areas on the planet. A myriad of local verities like hussaini, taifi, kasendra, lal, kata, gholafan, red […]

Eat the colours of the rainbow!

Eating a healthy array of colors—literally, a rainbow of colors—is exactly what your body needs to maintain a healthy, balanced ratio of all the beneficial phytochemicals available, each of which is designed to benefit your body in a different way. Reds Lycopene and anthocyanins give plants their red color, which can help reduce your risks […]

Our Favourite Uncommon Greens Recipes

We love our greens and are always looking for new ways to prepare them. Here are some uncommon recipes that look absolutely delicious and are surely loaded with nutrients. Lasooni Palak Khichdi The vibrant colours and the tantalising recipe make this one an instant hit. Its such a visually unique dish with the falvour the […]

Malihabad – The Land Of Mangos, A Fascinating History!

Malihabad in Uttar Pradesh is also known as The Land Of Mangos. There is a fascinating story behind the mangos from this area. Malihabad was historically significant town and even finds a mention in the Ain-i-Akbari. During the reign of Shuja ud-Daula, a part of Malihabad, was granted to Faqir Muhammad Khan aka Goya Malihabadi, […]

The most passionate mango lover that ever lived – Mirza Ghalib

Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib or Mirza Ghalib as he is commonly known, has a well-deserved reputation as a mango-lover extraordinaire. If you thought you loved mangoes, wait till you hear this! There was this one time Maulana Faizal-e-Haque along with others had congregated and were discussing mangoes. Ghalib too was present there and when he […]

Giveaway Alert

We’re sending out Good Vibes Fruit Boxes! Here’s how to claim yours Post a picture of your Farmizen delivery on your Instagram story Complete the phrase – I love Farmizen #FruitsBetterThan ….. Tag us @farmizenofficial in your story and DM us a screenshot We’ll send over a Good Vibes Fruit Box with your next delivery […]

Broccoli Salad

This broccoli salad recipe is the best! It’s healthy, too, thanks to the delicious honey-mustard vinaigrette (no mayo). Ingredients Salad Brocolli Raw sunflower seeds or slivered almonds Red onion Sharp cheddar cheese (optional) ⅓ cup dried cranberries or raisins Honey mustard dressing Extra-virgin olive oil Apple cider vinegar  Dijon mustard Honey Garlic Sea salt   […]

What are Mango Rains…and why we love them!

Mango rain associates the two things Indians love most – mangoes and rain! This interesting nomenclature have an interesting theory behind it. The term – Mango rains is a colloquial term to describe the occurrence of pre-monsoon rainfall, generally in April. Arrival of these rain gives us two reasons to rejoice. Firstly, it gives some […]

Cherry Tomato Salad

It is a colorful and delicious salad served in a self made vinaigrette. Always an excellent choice when entertaining for dinner. Prep Time 15 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Ingredients Cherry tomatoes Cucumber Sliced green olives Sliced black olives Spring onions Pine nuts Olive oil Red wine vinegar White sugar Dried oregano View Full Recipe

Garden-Fresh Corn Salad

This fresh corn salad recipe features raw sweet corn, fresh herbs, cucumber, radishes, jalapeño, tomato and more! It’s the perfect summertime salad. Prep Time 30 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Ingredients Raw corn kernels Tomato Green onion Cucumber Fresh leafy herbs Radish Jalapeño Extra-virgin olive oil Red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar Garlic Feta […]

Beetroot Feta Cheese Salad

This salad has the perfect balance of sweet and salty from the beetroot and feta cheese – SO good! Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Total Time 55 minutes Ingredients For Salad 4 medium beetroots 60 grams feta cheese 2 tablespoon roughly chopped parsley lemon vinaigrette For Lemon Vinaigrette 3 tablespoons lemon juice […]

Ugadi Special Pachadi – Recipe and Symbolism

At Farmizen, we are all foodies and festival time means overload of mouthwatering food! The famous Ugadi Pachadi has special significance and symbolism. The six tastes of this pachadi are sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and spicy. These ingredients reflect the six aspects or emotions of life. Here is the significance of these tastes in […]

Clean eating is easy and delicious!

Our friends over at Clean Eating With Saee and Deepali’s Healthy Kitchen have put together this amazing calendar full of sumptuous and nutritious recipes for you to try. Just a reminder that clean eating is simple and delicious. Click here to download the full calemdar What is clean eating? Clean eating emphasizes fresh, nutritious, and […]

It is feedback like this that keeps us going!

A chance reading of an article on organic farming in a leading daily introduced me to Farmizen few years back.It did not lead to any immediate action from my end and as in the case of every good piece that we read,even this article receded to the back of my memory. But the constant emphasis […]

Green Range Farms

Sankar spent decades in the advertising world and when he retired, he turned to gardening. A domestic passion gathered steam to the point where he yearned to grow his passion into a business. Today he is a partner in an organic farm supplying tonnes of organic veggies.

Savera Estate

Merwin and Regina have built Savera estate into the farm of their dreams in Sakleshpur, Karnataka. A completely self sustaining natural fruit Forest. After living the Bangalore IT life for over 25 years, they decided it was time to chase their dreams and live the farm life that they always wanted. This episode of Farmizen […]

Paavanaganga Farms

This is the inspiring story of Pavan Muddanna When Pavan broke it to his parents that he wanted to become an agriculturalist after finishing his Masters in Engineering in America, they were understandably hesitant. As Pavan put it, his parents wanted him to continue on the path that his degrees were pointing him in. But […]

How to manage your Veggie Harvest Bundle subscription

The Veggie Harvest Bundle is a vegetable subscription service where you get a personalised, curated box of organically grown veggies delivered to your home every week. All the vegetables are sourced from local farmers who grow seasonal crops. Apart from taking away the hassle of vegetable shopping every week, this is a great way to […]

Kombucha Home Brewing Recipe

This Kombucha recipe has been provided by Mathew Paulson – master brewer at Brewcha. Kombucha is a sparkling probiotic tea which aids our gut health. Over 70% percent of our immunity comes from the gut and having kombucha and other fermented foods helps improve overall gut health. I decided to sell Kombucha commercially after years of making it at home for […]

Recipes for my Veggie Harvest Bundle

Today I received my first Veggie Harvest Bundle and I was really excited, to say the least. For those of of who haven’t heard, the Farmizen Veggie Harvest Bundle is a vegetable subscription service with a twist. Here is how it works – Step 1 – Pick vegetables and put it into your love and […]

All you need to know about Farmizen’s new Veggie Harvest Bundle Subscription

All you need to know about Farmizen’s new Veggie Harvest Bundle Subscription We are happy to announce the launch of of Veggie Harvest Bundles! Get fresh vegetables, grown using natural/organic methods delivered right to your doorstep every week. What is the Veggie Harvest Bundle subscription service? Veggie Harvest Bundles are customisable, curated vegetable boxes delivered […]

Kerala’s Love Affair With Coconut – The Tree Of Life

If you don’t like the taste of coconut, give Kerala a wide berth. Else, you may find yourself starving. There is practically nothing that does not contain coconut. Take a meat gravy. A fried, ground paste of coconut highlights its spice appeal. Curried fish? It will probably have coconut milk as its base. Dry vegetable […]

Traditional Indian Immunity-Boosting Tonics

Ginger Tea Ginger has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Ginger tea is one of the best home remedies for an upset stomach and can also go a long way in boosting immunity. All you need to do for making ginger tea is take three cups of water in a pan and add freshly chopped ginger to […]

Superfoods Hiding In Plain Sight

Dark Leafy Greens Dark green leafy vegetables (DGLVs) are an excellent source of nutrients including folate, zinc, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C and fiber. Part of what makes DGLVs so super is their potential to reduce your risk of chronic illnesses including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.They also contain high levels of anti-inflammatory compounds ,which may protect […]

6 ways to up your toast game

Veggie Cheese Toast Veggie Cheese Toast is a delicious American recipe that will impress your loved ones with it’s taste. This dish is a healthy recipe made with the goodness of vegetables like yellow bell peppers, capsicums and tomatoes. View Recipe   Hummus Toast Need a little breakfast inspiration? Try one of these Healthy Hummus […]

5 simple curd based recipes

Curd can be a real life saver when it comes to cooking with limited ingredients. It is versatile and can be concocted into numerous different recipes. Here is a great list of curd based recipes to try from all around India. Punjabi Pakora Kadhi The Punjabi kadhi is different from the other regional variations of […]

10 Recipes to boost your immunity

Including Vitamins in your diet is critical to boosting your immune system. Vitamin C is one of the biggest immune system boosters of all. In fact, a lack of vitamin C can even make you more prone to getting sick. Foods rich in vitamin C include oranges, strawberries, bell peppers, spinach, kale and broccoli. Daily […]

Which oil is best for cooking?

When cooking, it’s important to know what type of oil to use and when. How do you choose the right oil for the right recipe? Cooking at high heat Methods: High-heat cooking includes pan frying, sautĂ©ing, grilling, and pan-roasting. Best type of fat: Saturated Saturated fat is no longer the nutritional public enemy it once […]

The Surprising History Of Common Foods

Most of the vegetables we consume today, have surprising origins tied closely with the history of the world. Here are some interesting factoids you probably didn’t know. The humble potato A cuisine without potatoes is unimaginable today. However, if you turn back the clock just 80-90 years, people in some parts of India were just […]

The What, Why And How Of Eating Clean Food

Making the switch to organic/naturally grown foods is tricky. There are multiple factors to consider before making the switch makes sense. The easiest way is to break this down into a series of What, Why and How questions. So here goes. What is organic/naturally grown food mean? Both organic and naturally grown food is that […]

Corn Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS 4 medium ears corn or canned corn 500gm fusilli pasta 6 tbsp. butter grated cheese 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves DIRECTIONS 1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling on high. 2. Meanwhile, cut kernels off ears of corn; set aside. 3. Cook pasta as label directs. 4. While pasta cooks, […]

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 3/4 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 œ teaspoon cumin seeds* 2 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 cup tomatoes, diced 1 cucumber, sliced into thin half moons ⅓ cup chopped roasted red peppers Grated cheeseŒ cup fresh mint ⅓ cup par – boiled chickpeas Instructions In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, […]

Mac & Cheese Recipe

Ingredients 3 cups 12 ounces elbow macaroni 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 ⁄4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups whole milk, at room temp (or almond milk) 1 cup grated cheese 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste freshly ground black pepper   Method Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook just until al dente, according to the package directions. Drain […]

Ginger Turmeric Drink – Jamu Juice

This fantastic recipe is a take on an Indonesian classic. Made with fresh ginger and turmeric, this drink packs a nutritional punch and helps boost immunity.   Ingredients Fresh Turmeric – 125 grams Fresh Ginger – 20 grams Black Pepper – a pinch Lemon – 2 tablespoons Honey – 2 tablespoons (or other sweetener) Water […]

Healthy Falafel Air Fryer Recipe

Ingredients Cooked Chickpeas(Chana) Onion Parsley (Look for alternatives) Cilantro (Look for alternatives) Garlic Cumin Coriander Red chilli powder Lemon Juice/fruit vinegar Chickpea Flour Method Blend all the ingredients together to make a coarse/chunky consistency. This is going to be your falafel dough Make small round patties, roughly the size of a potato wafer Put the […]

Whole Food Plant Based Diet – Can you do it?

A Whole Food Plant Based diet is like veganism on steroids, on the face of it. There are many arguments about which diet is best for you but this one actually makes sense. This diet involves emphasizing fresh, whole ingredients and minimizing processed foods are superior for overall wellness. This means no cooking at all. […]

An Alternate Food System – The Ups and Downs

We recently received a complaint from a customer that one of the gourds she received had rot inside it. Here’s why that happened. The rot inside was caused by a cucurbit fruit fly. A perfectly normal looking fruit on the outside is spoilt by the fruit fly larvae inside. The cucurbit fruit fly is a […]

Benefits Of Cold Pressed Oils

Cold pressing is the method of oil extraction from oilseeds which may include sesame seed, sunflower seeds, canola, coconut or olive without really using heat to extract as that may degrade the oil’s flavour and nutritional quality. Cold pressing method is the process involving crushing seeds or nuts and forcing out the oil through pressure. […]

Using Watermelon Rind

Most of us throw away the watermelon rind and just have the red portion inside. Did you know that the white portion of the water melon is edible and tasty too? And not just tasty – it is chock full of nutrients – vitamins, minerals, amino acids etc. Just peel off the green skin if […]

Mango Ginger – An Ingredient You Will Love!

Mango ginger is pretty common where I come from(Kerala). I was delighted to find that my local supermarket had started stocking it and rushed to the shelf to stock up. That’s when an extremely concerned store employee came running up to me. “Sir, sir, this not ginger sir! I politely told him that I knew […]

My Experiments With Figs

It’s raining figs and I couldn’t be happier! For me, figs were always something you discovered on a fruit sundae or in an Anjeer(Fig) shake from a roadside vendor. I had never really had it as a fruit because let’s face it, you can’t just walk down to a supermarket and pick up figs – […]

Simple recipes for that fermented funkiness!

Things are starting to shift in the food world, or rather shifting back in time because are now starting to crave the funkiness – The fermented funkiness. Modern refrigeration techniques for preserving food are brand new in the grand scheme of things. Historically, people have been preserving food through fermentation for millennia. Here are a […]

What is A2 milk?

Of late the interest in A2 milk has been peaking with many brands around the country pushing the product hard. Honestly, I didn’t even know that there were different kinds of cow milk, so I set out to find out what exactly A2 milk is and why is it supposed to be good for you. […]

Kerala Style Raw Papaya Thoran Recipe

Ingredients 1 Small to medium papaya 1 Onion 5-6 Garlic 2 Green Chillies/5 bird’s eye chillies 1 Teaspoon mustard seeds 1/2 Teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 Coconut Salt Coconut Oil   Steps Cut the papaya into small square pieces. Mix this with chopped onions and salt, and keep it aside for 15 minutes Heat oil and […]

Farmizen Tribes Changed My Life

Understanding the effects of chemicals in our food is a bit like one of those things that once you know, you can’t help but notice it all the time. You can’t un-know the damage you are doing to your body. I found myself in a peculiar situation because, at the time, Farmizen didn’t deliver vegetables […]

RCEP could spell disaster for farmers in India – But why?

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership – Four words that have taken India by storm over the past month. This only made news when the news broke about India pulling out of the deal citing concerns about damage to India’s domestic industries especially the agricultural sector. Farmer groups have been protesting the RCEP deal ever since the […]

Tangy Avocado Dip Recipe by Veganosaurus

Good ingredients inspire recipes. We love to show off when a member of the Farmizen community shows their appreciation towards the food the farmers grow with so much love. We recently listed a batch of avocados from Narayan Reddy’s farm. Inspired by the quality of the fruit this Farmizen subscriber – @veganosaurus has put together […]

What Is The Best Breakfast?

Breakfast has always been a really confusing meal. Between the marketing machinery telling me that cereals give me the ideal start to my day and my mom making aloo paranthas, I’ve never really known what the ideal breakfast should be. I recently came across this video which made me realise my entire childhood chocos and […]

When Did We Stop Caring About The Food We Eat?

I was born and brought up in a city so as far as I was concerned, my food source was the vegetable seller who came by my house or the aisles of identical produce on the shelves at the supermarket. We used to visit my native village in Kerala every other summer holiday and the […]

A Visit To A Natural Farm Near Bangalore

When we picture a farm, we imagine rows upon rows of neatly planted crops, free from any alien plant growth. As we made our way to Jagadeesh Reddy Natural Farms, this was the image that was conjured up in my head. When we first arrived at the farm, we pulled up into a densely vegetated […]

Locally grown mangoes for the win!

Earlier this week, we re-listed mangos on the Farmizen app. Yes it is September and mangoes are supposed to be out of season, but when I heard that we were listing them again, I didn’t even care to ask how or why. I knew they were going live Sunday morning so as I sat down […]

Easy Apple Recipe – Apple Halwa

Ingredients: 1.5 cup grated apples 1.5 tablespoons ghee Œ cup sugar – adjust based on your taste – you could also experiment with jaggery powder or coconut blossom sugar for a healthier option ÂŒ  teaspoon cinnamon powder Œ teaspoon cardamom powder ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg powder (optional) slice almonds for garnishing Cooking time – 15 minutes. Preparation time – 10 minutes Wash the […]

Sankranti – A Village Festival

This Sankranti, come and celebrate Sankranti with us at four different Farmizen farms in Bangalore – on cards is kite flying, traditional cow pooja, and a lot more. And you can bring a picnic hamper along with you and do a picnic as well !   When ?  15th January 2019, Tuesday Where ? Kamadhenu […]


Read on to find out how you can get your Farmizen subscription for free ! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ At Farmizen, our mission is to get safe healthy chemical-free food to consumers, and increase farmer incomes.   The traditional farming model is focussed on optimising for price alone, ignoring other factors, especially the long term impact on our […]

Home Remedies Of Lettuce

Lettuce is a healthy vegetable and it has a lot of benefits. It is also a part of many home remedies. Home Remedies Of Lettuce Treats Insomnia Lactur carium, a substance in lettuce that sedates the nervous system and promotes sleep. You can Add lettuce to your late night salad in case you have a […]

Home Remedies Of Mustard

Mustard is a part of many recipes. In this blog, we will talk about the home remedies of mustard. Mustard for soothing burns Mustard will help draw out the sting and prevent blistering.  Smear cool mustard on a fresh (minor) burn and let it sit for 30+ minutes.  Carefully rinse with cool water once it’s […]
home remedies of cucumber

Home Remedies Of Cucumber

Cucumber is a healthy vegetable. But did you know that it is a part of many home remedies as well? In this blog, we will talk about the home remedies of cucumber. Remedy 1 Cucumber Avocado Facial Mask Ingredients 1/2 cup chopped cucumber 1/2 cup chopped avocado 1 egg white 2 teaspoons powdered milk Blend […]
home remedies of coriander

Home Remedies Of Coriander

Coriander is used in many recipes, and it lends a subtle flavour to dishes making them extremely tasty! In this blog, we will talk about the home remedies of coriander. Surprising home remedies of coriander leaves Coriander is packed with potential healths with benefits. It has many components of essential oil and most importantly six […]
home remedies of methi

Home Remedies Of Methi Leaves

Methi or Fenugreek is a part of many recipes. Apart from lending its beneficial qualities to recipes, it also is a part of many home remedies. Home Remedies Of Methi 1. Methi Helps In Regulating Bowel Movement ` Methi leaf is highly beneficial for treating poor liver functions. It is also helpful in treating gastric […]
Home remedies of cabbage

Home Remedies of Cabbage

Cabbage is great for your health due to its impressive nutritional profile. It comes in different shapes and colors (red, purple, white and green) with either crinkled or smooth leaves. It is a part of many recipes in India and other parts of the world. Apart from being a part of many delicious dishes, it […]

Home Remedies of Radish

Radish apart from being a part of various recipes is also used as a part of many home remedies. In this blog, we will talk about some quick home remedies of radish that you can easily make. Home Remedies Of Radish Radish Face Pack Vitamin C, phosphorus, zinc, and some members of the vitamin-B complex, […]
Long green brinjals recipe

Recipes Of Long Green Brinjal

Brinjal is rich in fibre and low in calories. It provides a range of nutrients and protects from a wide range of illnesses such as cancer. It also lowers high cholesterol and toxins in the liver. Brinjals come in varying shapes and sizes. In this blog, we will focus on the recipes of long green brinjal. Recipe 1 Long […]
Home remedies of spinach

Home Remedies Of Spinach

Spinach is a healthy vegetable and is a part of many recipes worldwide. Infact, it is also the favourite food for our favourite cartoon character “Popeye”. Apart from giving rich taste to so many recipes, spinach is also used for many home remedies. In this blog, we will talk about some popular and easy home […]
Home remedies of ginger

Home Remedies of Ginger

Ginger has amazing antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and helps generate circulation — three things your face will benefit from. To Even Out Skin Tone 1.You can apply a small piece of ginger directly on spots that you see hyperpigmentation taking place. Make sure to keep away from eyes so as to avoid inflammation. Then you can […]
Basil DIY

Home Made Remedies Of Basil And Mint

Ever heard of Basil leaves possessing a power as robust as relieving headaches? Basil is an antispasmodic. Using it in its fresh form can fix your throbbing head. Basil is used in folk medicine for treatment of constipation, flatulence, stomach cramps, anxiety, and depression. It also consists of some qualities that can fight off cancer! […]
home remedies of tomato

Surprising home remedies of tomato

Tomatoes apart from being a part of so many wonderful recipes are also a part of natural home remedies.  In this blog, we will talk about some quick home remedies of tomato that are beneficial in many ways. Home remedies of tomato Bloodshot eyes Take 2 ripe tomatoes after waking up in the morning and […]
Grating carrots

3 Quick Home Remedies Of Carrots

Carrots are good for health and have many benefits. Carrots also make some of the most delicious recipes. However, carrots have many other uses as well – for example, carrots can be used as a face mask for rejuvenation of the skin. In this blog, we will discuss the home remedies of carrots for achieving […]
pottery workshop

Pottery Workshop By Maya

Workshops are always fun, especially when they happen amidst lush greenery. In this blog post, we want to talk about our pottery workshop that took place at Blue Jamoon Farms. Maya The Potter Maya has been a potter for over 8 years,her work is inspired by elements of nature and she loves to create magical […]

Coco Lemon  Almond Muffins – Vegan Diaries

The foodie inside us is happy as a lark. Reason – Rheea has shared an appetizing recipe with us in our blog series “Vegan Diaries” This lemony recipe is light on the tummy and is as pleasant as it can get. Allow us to calm your curiosity. Here’s presenting the recipe in Rheea’s own words, Hello Farmizen […]
solar cooker

Solar cooker powered by Kalpit

We gaped for a while when we saw what Kalpit, one of our Farmizens was upto. Kalpit, along with his kids on an ordinary weekend made something extraordinary. He created an inexpensive solar cooker AT HOME. Isn’t that too cool?   We think what Kalpit did was sheer genius, and very thoughtful. Kalpit turned a lazy weekend […]

The Gastronomical Affair – Why we love healthy food?

We were pretty excited to write this blog. The Reason? Well, we interviewed 2 speech therapists who are die-hard foodies at heart and run a yummy food blog called “The Gastronomical Affair”. We are talking about Yaashna Rajani and Sanika Sawant. Food connoisseurs, avid travellers and brilliant therapists, these girls have set out on a journey […]

Farmizen Volunteers – Saee’s Journey

We are back with our second post from the series “Farmizen Volunteers”. Today, we want to talk about Saee Bapat and her journey as a Farmizen. About Saee Saae has been associated with Farmizen for a long time, and ardently practices organic farming. Her mantra of life is “To Stay Fit & To Stay Healthy”. […]

Rheea – Vegan, Dog-Mommy, Writer and Farmizen :)

Our Farmizens are a talented bunch of people :). And recently, we discovered that one of them is a great writer, with an appetite for “healthy food”. We want to talk about Rheea Mukherjee, who is a vegan, a dog-mommy and has an interesting blog called  “Messy Cooking, Always Vegan.” Here is a quick video of […]
Farmizen volunteering program

Farmizen Volunteers – Venkat’s Journey

We at Farmizen believe in building an enriched farming community, where farming enthusiasts meet and share ideas to and support us in building a greener and healthier ecosystem. And that’s exactly why we at Farmizen have come up with the volunteering program. Through this, you can come visit the farm at your convenience and meet […]
women's day

Women’s Day

World Without Women A world without women is unimaginable. Without women, the world will lack empathy and will be  just a hollow ball with no substance. Women are blessed with the powers to fill inevitable voids, jump over unforeseeable hurdles, and draw a thin line between decisions of mind and heart. Even nature is the […]

Decoupage Workshop

Who thought empty bottles can be used for decoration?  We didn’t until we came across the scintillating art of “bottle decoupage” On 18th February, our Blue Jamoon Farms were adorned with beautifully designed bottles made by our own Farmizens! We had a decoupage workshop, which was taken by Pallavi Sharma Pallavi has an interesting profile, […]
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LEGO Workshop

As children grow, they are constantly pushed to learn through “traditional” ways, ways where pen and paper prevail. However, there is another way that can help children strengthen their fundamentals of learning while being creative at the same time. The way is through “LEGO Building”. LEGO is a practical and an effective way of learning through […]

Storytelling & Coconut Leaf Art By Payal

We are delighted to talk about this session because it was held by one of our very gifted Farmizens, Payal Desai:). Payal has been involved in storytelling for about 2 years and also has a creative streak in her. Her storytelling sessions, not only help children cross barriers of hesitation and underconfidence but also make […]

Tie & Dye Workshop

Hi There! So, here we are, to talk about yet another exciting workshop held at Blue Jamoon Farms on 17th Feb 🙂 It was a Tie & Dye workshop, where the participants were just asked to get a piece of old cloth, three colours, a brush and themselves to create sheer magic! About the workshop […]

Plant ID

Sometimes, when Farmizens receive harvests from our farms, and receive some bonus veggies from the common areas, we see questions in the chat groups – “Hey, what veggie is this – can you help me identify it ?”. So, we thought we will compile a list of veggies that we have seen consumers have trouble […]

Storytelling Workshop

We at Farmizen love to have fellow Farmizens come over to the farm and have a great time. We think that coming to the farm, not only makes them understand the know-how of organic farming but also brings them closer to their roots 🙂 So, when they come over, we want to make sure that […]
recipes of french beans

Recipes of French Beans

French beans are long and broad shaped with seeds covering their middle portion. These kidney-shaped beans are also known as lima beans and sometimes butter beans because of their cream like texture. In this blog, we will discuss the health benefits of this long, green and broad veggie and also discuss the recipes that it […]
recipes of brinjal

Recipes of Purple Round Brinjal

Brinjal, popularly known as baingan in Hindi is a warm season crop but can be successfully grown in rainy seasons also. All types of soil are good for growing Brinjal that comes in many different sizes including medium, large and small. In this blog, we will cover some health benefits of this veggie and also […]
recipes of onion

Quick recipes of onion

Onions are an integral part of our Indian diet. Our lunch and dinner seem incomplete without the distinct aroma of onion. Onion brings with itself a great flavor and taste to the dishes it accompanies or is a part of. In this article, we will talk about some recipes of onion, a homemade onion remedy and […]
recipes of kale

Interesting recipes of kale

Kale is predominantly a winter vegetable known for its leafy green texture. It is marked by both great taste and great health. Kale is served as an accompaniment to many dishes and is also an excellent addition to refreshing smoothies and healthy salads.Before talking about the recipes of kale, we shall talk about its health […]
recipes of zucchini

Recipes of the exotic zucchini

Zucchini is considered to be an exotic vegetable and is seen as a part of gourmet food. It adds great taste to stir-fries. baked treats and mains. Its subtle flavor combines well with other ingredients of many dishes. It is available in two types – long slender squash and stout plump squash. Before talking about the […]
recipes of cucumber

Recipes of the cool cucumber

Cucumber is a light vegetable that has ninety percent of water content in it. It is a part of many dressings, sandwiches, refreshing coolers and warm soups. Before discussing the recipes of cucumber, we first want to talk about the health benefits that it provides.   Health Benefits Of Cucumber Cucumber’s hydrating and cooling properties […]
recipes of corn

Recipes of the healthy corn!

Corn or maize is a grain plant that originated in southern Mexico. The kernels of corn hold the majority of its nutrients and are the most commonly consumed parts. They can come in multiple colors, depending on where the corn is grown and what species or variety they happen to be. Before discussing the recipes […]
recipes of arugula

Interesting recipes of arugula

Arugula is a lesser-known vegetable amongst the family of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale etc. It has tender leaves that provide a tangy flavour to the dishes it is added to. Arugula is mostly used in salads, however, we will also mention other recipes associated with it. Before talking about the recipes of arugula, […]
why should we eat organic food

Why Organic Food Is On The Rise?

Organically grow food varieties are riding high on popularity and demand. The fundamental reason for this is that today everyone strives to lead a healthy lifestyle, and organic food gives them that healthy life. In this article, we will talk at length about why should we eat organic food. Organic foods are made from agricultural […]
recipes of pumpkin

Quick recipes of pumpkin

Pumpkins are versatile and are a part of many dishes around the world.  Pumpkins can be incorporated in many ways into soups, salads, desserts and they can even be a substitute for butter. Interesting Facts about Pumpkin Pumpkins originally were not round shaped. Instead, they were a crooked shaped variety. Pumpkins are good for your […]

Interesting recipes of the crunchy carrots

Though we already have a section that talks about various recipes of carrots, this blog here is dedicated to some not so common recipes of carrots. These recipes are quick, healthy and delicious. Isn’t it a wonderful combination? We have talked about carrots and its health benefits already. So, we would directly jump on the […]
recipes of broccoli

Interesting recipes of broccoli

Broccoli has gained immense popularity due to its taste.  The rise in consumption of broccoli has been increasing because of its flexibility of usage. It can be used in salads, stir-fries, curries and soups. Its flowers and stalks are edible, whereas the bitter-tasting leaves are discarded. We will discuss the recipes of broccoli in this […]
recipes of coriander

Healthy recipes of coriander

Coriander belongs to the family of herb Apiaceae. It is also known as cilantro or dhaniya in Hindi. The leaves are variable in shapes. They are broad at the base of the plan and are slender at the stem. Coriander has a distinct and pleasant aroma. In this blog, we will talk about the recipes […]
recipes of apple gourd

Easy recipes of apple gourd

Tinda or apple gourd is a small vegetable that looks like a cross between a green apple and a pumpkin. It is available year-round with peak season in the spring. Its taste, texture and seeds are like squash. Its white fleshy material is used for cooking. The recipes of apple gourd are interesting and easy to […]
things that you can do with lemongrass at home

5 things that you can do with lemongrass at home

About Lemongrass Lemongrass, also called fever grass, is a perennial plant with thin, long leaves that are indigenous to many Asian countries. As the name implies, lemongrass smells like lemon, but it tastes milder and sweeter. This herb is used in various Asian cuisines as a flavouring agent due to its potent flavour. It is […]
recipes of snake gourd

Quick Recipes Of Snake gourd

Snake gourd is a vine plant that climbs up a tree and its flowers hang down to the ground. Some of the largest specimens can grow up to five feet in length, which is why this gourd is often used to make the traditional Australian musical instrument, the didgeridoo. Taste-wise, it is bitter, but the bitterness […]
uses of lemongrass

Many uses Of Lemongrass!

Lemongrass, also called fever grass, is a perennial plant with thin, long leaves that are indigenous to many Asian countries. As the name implies, lemongrass smells like lemon, but it tastes milder and sweeter. This herb is used in various Asian cuisines as a flavouring agent due to its potent flavour. Before shedding light on […]
recipes of methi

Easy recipes of methi

Methi is a part of every Indian kitchen and is a very popular household vegetable. Be it methi dana or the fresh pungent leaves or the aromato fenugreek powder, it can be used in several ways. Methi has a unique aroma and a distinct flavour that enhances recipes in multiple ways, Benefits Of Methi Methi can […]
recipes of broad beans

Interesting Recipes Of Broad Beans

Broad beans are also known as fava beans and have a very firm texture and crisp pods. They are consumed while they are still young and tender.  It is also known for ornamental purposes. They are then squeezed out for their skins easily to reveal the beautiful beans. Benefits Of Broad Beans They are rich […]
recipes of gongura

Quick recipes Of gongura

Gongura is very popular in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It is commonly known as Ambadi bhaaji and its English name is Sorrel leaves. These leaves have a tangy taste and are very sharp to the taste buds. It is a summer crop, and the hotter the place, the sourer the leaf gets. Health Benefits Prevents Hair Loss […]
recipes of leek

Discover the recipes of leek

Leek belongs to the family of onion and garlic. This is basically the stem, leaf or the stalk of leek plant and often referred to as a bundle of leaf sheaths. It is firm, crunchy and has a woody base. Smaller varieties have a subtle taste and are more tender. It can be fried, used […]
recipes of carrots

Delicious recipes of carrot

Whenever we talk about carrots we think about good health the famous gajar ka halwa”. Carrots are one of the most popular winter veggies in North India and they not only add crispness to food but are also great to cook with. They are crunchy, crispy and have a sweet and pleasant taste. You can […]
recipes of tomato

Recipes Of The Tangy Tomato

Tomatoes are red, juicy and have all the goodness of nature. Tomatoes are widely accepted as a vegetable but, they surprisingly are fruits. The varieties of tomatoes cannot be counted on fingers and this is why tomato is a part of everyday diet.  A tomato can be a part of a refreshing salad, a zingy chutney […]
recipes of knol khol

Discover the recipes of knol khol

Knol khol has European roots, a unique name and immense popularity in Kashmir. The vegetable has a Greenish-white appearance with round shape familiar to cabbage. Apart from these distinct features long green extrusions that come out as shoots from knol khol This vegetable has occupied a special place in the hearts of North Indians and […]
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Smart apps in agriculture

As Farmizen, we have taken the first step towards revolutionizing the urban farming ecosystem. We aim at creating sustainable farming practices that do more good to nature and zero harm. The food is free of pesticides, fungicides, and insecticides. The pests in and around crops are also controlled through natural methods. We not only want people […]
recipes of red cabbage

Quick recipes of red cabbage

Red cabbage is a healthy and tasty vegetable variety. It has gained popularity for a variety of reasons. Not only is this good for your body, but also adds an interesting flavor to many recipes. Its other names are purple cabbage or red kraut, and it is a proud member of the Brassicaceae family. Interesting Fact About […]
onam recipes

Happy Onam!

Onam is known as the harvest festival of Kerala. It is celebrated with a lot of fervor across different parts of the country. The celebration goes on for 10 days with the arrival of Mahabali.  People adorn their houses with vibrant rangoli and adorn themselves with vibrant clothes known as Onakodi. People participate in folk […]
recipes of okra

The Oh-So-Tasty Recipes Of Okra

Okra or Bhindi is a favorite for many but has not been experimented much with. The chefs and the cooks do not beyond the regular bhindi ki sabzi. This is one of the most delightful veggies to be served on the plate and has many colors apart from the lush green. It plays a double […]
recipes of cabbage

Recipes of the crunchy cabbage

This vegetable clothed in crunchy leaves of green has a sea of benefits along with appetizing delicacies. Whether it’s a quick salad, an exciting starter or a main course meal, cabbage can do full justice to all of them. Its availability in the market is not an issue and can be cultivated without difficulties all […]
recipes of cauliflower

Three Scrumptious Recipes Of Cauliflower

A close kin to broccoli, cauliflower is one vegetable that is often overlooked by its cousin’s glories. However, cauliflower is not to be sidelined and should be looked as the leading star because of its numerous experiments in the culinary realms. Cauliflower is a regular face in gourmet menus and is usually all spiced up […]
recipes of bottle-gourd

Recipes Of The Not So Boring Bottle-Gourd

In this article, we would talk about the recipes of bottle gourd or lauki as we call it in Hindi.  Lauki or bottle gourd is believed to be one of the first plants to be cultivated in the world. Another interesting aspect of this neutral flavored vegetable is that it is was used to make containers […]
independence for farmers

Thoughts On This Independence Day

Government provides independence for farmers While we celebrate 71st Independence day this year, a sector of our population has another reason to celebrate. The government announced the waiver of farmer loans by 15th August. This announcement came two days after the government allocated a budget of Rs 36,000 crore to pay off loans of up to […]
recipes of celery leaves

Discovering The Recipes Of Celery Leaves

As promised, here we are to talk about recipes of celery leaves. But before that, I would like to shed some light on celery leaves Celery leaves are one of the most underrated vegetables and are usually treated as a throwaway item. The reality is completely different. Celery leaves are delicious, nutritious and rich in […]
recipes of celery stalk

Celebrating The Recipes of Celery Stalk

Celery is marked by a crispy texture, and it’s innate green colour. Its flavour is very strong and distinct. Therefore, a little bit of it added to a dish can make any boring dish an interesting piece of edible. Benefits The benefits of celery are the most when it is taken as a juice. Celery […]
recipes of beetroot

The Best Of Beetroot Recipes

Coated with a ruby-red color and pumped with nutrients. This is the description of Beetroot. Beetroot promises tons of health benefits apart from layering our food with colour. Beetroot brings alive even the most boring of recipes when added to their preparations. Benefits This is classified as a superfood by virtue of its nutritional value. The […]
recipes of green tomato

Discover The Recipes of Green Tomatoes

Their taste might differ from red and ripe tomatoes, however, green tomatoes have their own scrumptious credits that deserve as much attention as their red peers. Benefits Green Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants, Vitamin B and K, proteins, phosphorous and fibers. They also contain an alkaloid called tomatine, that can help fight cancerous cells. I […]
recipes of spring onion

Recipes Of The Spirited Spring Onion

Marked by a distinct fleshy root bulb and light green leaves spring onions, have a milder taste as compared to their regular onion peers. Along with the root bulb, the greens are also edible and add flavour to most of the recipes. Their flavour is wonderful and they add substantial texture to salads, omelettes, sandwiches, curries, soups, […]

Jobs in Agriculture

  Agriculture makes up a big chunk of Indian Business. The people involved in this sector are very well aware of what to produce and where to sell. There are various sectors in agriculture where the youth of today can find their potential future career. We are jotting down a few below. 1.Agricultural Communications This […]
recipes of ridge gourd

The Richness Of Ridge Gourd

Turai or Ridge Gourd is a pan-Indian vegetable. The vegetable is hard on the outside but is a softie inside. The distinct hard exterior marked by a pulpy interior. In this article, we will talk about the recipes of ridge gourd, but before that we will shed some light on the benefits of it. History […]
recipes of radish

Relish The Recipes Of Radish

Radish has a crunchy texture and is packed with lots of health benefits. Radishes are available round the year but also dominates as a popular vegetable in the winter season in many households. It grows in many different shapes, sizes, and colors such as pale white, yellow, pink, deep red and purple. The flavor of […]
recipes of radish leaves

Interesting recipes of radish leaves

So here I am with the recipes of radish leaves. As discussed in the last article, all the parts of radish are super beneficial and edible. I used to earlier either throw away the leaves of radish or use them as compost, but later I realized that the leaves can be used to create some […]
organic farming

Origin And Benefits Of Organic Farming

.When we speak of organic farming, we need to realize it’s not just a fad. It’s something super serious and the future of farming and agriculture completely depends on it. Therefore it is important to know the real facts about it. The article will help you get a clearer picture of what organic farming is. […]
recipes of bokchoy

Quick Recipes of bok choy

Bok choy is used as a side ingredient in many recipes and it also is the central ingredient around which many recipes build. The reason is its crispy texture, sweet flavour and high amount of nutritional value. This also is known as white cabbage. Its name is quite unique and is derived from a Chinese […]
recipes of dill leaves

The Delightful Dill Leaves

Slightly Pungent and Strongly Aromatic. That’s how Dill Leaves are.  Not only do they have multiple names(Suva, Shepu etc) but they also are a part of various recipes!   The thin leaves, flowers, and oval flat seeds of the dill plant are all edible. The plant has thin, feathery green leaves, of which only about the […]
red amaranth

Easy Recipes with Red Amaranth

As mentioned, we are here to talk about certain mouth-savouring  recipes of Red Amaranth. Red Amaranth resembles spinach however has no familial ties with it. The stems and leaves have a hoarse texture and are completely edible. Usually it’s cooked either by stir frying the green, tossing some of the chopped leaves into a soup, […]
recipes of mustard leaves

Mustard Leaves Are A Must!

We have been eagerly waiting to write about this plant. Because we, like all of you, have immense love for the unmatched “Sarso Da Saag “. Sarso Da Saag has always occupied the top-most place in our hearts since we were kids. So somewhere deep down, we thank Mustard Leaves for existing, because if it was not […]
recipes of spinach

Spinachy Tales

As a child, I always shared a love-hate relationship with spinach, and was often compelled to gulp down this vegetable after long stares from my parents. Somehow, hearing my parents talk about “ The nutritional benefits of Palak” never really convinced me to embrace the dishes of Spinach. However, when the muscled “Popeye” told me […]
recipes of green amaranth

3 Recipes Uncovered About Green Amaranth!

In this blog post we would like to throw light on “Green Amaranth” that shies away from the spotlight , but has always shined as the underdog.  Showing physical similarities to Spinach, Amaranth comes in various tones of Green, Red, Gold and Purple. We will discuss about Red Amaranth in one of our next blog posts. Benefits […]
millennials and farming

Millennials And Farming

  At Farmizen, we believe millennials will change the face of the farming industry. Admired much for their business acumen, entrepreneurial spirit, passion and technological savvy – millennials are expected to pioneer and champion a number of innovations in agriculture – both as consumers and entrepreneurs. Millennials want to consume food that is marked by […]
recipes of lettuce

Don’t Let Go Of The Lettuce

For a lot of our Farmizens, lettuce is a very easy crop to grow, and quite often, is the first crop you harvest, since it grows so fast! So, today – let’s talk about what you can do with your lettuce. For most of us, lettuce and salad are synonymous. But there is much more […]