Edible Routes is providing Farmlets (1200 sq ft, 1800 sq ft and 2400 sq ft) for subscription just 20 kms away from Gurgaon near Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary and 10 kms away from South Delhi behind Kalindi Kunj Metro Station
Owl and owlet, pig and piglet , so it only makes sense that a mini farm be called a Farmlet!
Get your very own miniature farm and grow the things you like, organically. Learn farming skills and techniques, become a city farmer and join the community of happy farmletters.
And don’t worry about being a new farmer when we are here! We will ensure that you enjoy the goodness of your organic farm produce to the optimum. We take care of all your farming requirements such as seeds, saplings, organic manure, weeding, watering, manpower and maintenance.
How it works:
- Choose from 1200sft, 1800sft and 2400sft plots at either of our two locations near Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary and Okhla Bird Sanctuary
- Choose from an extensive list of seasonal veggies you would like to grow
- We grow it for you using only natural and sustainable methods
- Join in the farming process from sowing, to weeding and harvesting at your convenience
- Learn at workshops especially designed for new farmers.
- Harvest your very own organic vegetables or let us deliver it to you..
- Stay healthy!
Growing your own food on your own farmlet with Edible Routes has many benefits:
- Fresh & Organic food: Learn how organic food is grown without any chemicals and in a natural environment. We use only in-house organic composting and bio-pest management techniques.
- Farming experience:A team of certified permaculturists and organic farming experts are always there taking care of your farmlet. Learn organic farming from our experts during free workshop sessions & experience the joy of growing your own food.
- Knowledge sharing: Chat about recipes & experiences with other city farmers during open-houses and in our Whatsapp groups.
- Good for the earth: We ensure your organic food is good for the earth too by using energy conservation techniques, water conservation techniques thus keeping a minimal carbon footprint
- Have fun: Visit your farm with family and friends, get your hands dirty and harvest veggies. It’s a great place to bring your kids and connect them with nature.
Find your farmlet
Damaali Farm is a lovely undulated piece of land about 20km from Gurgaon. Near Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, it’s a great place to do some bird watching, soaking in the winter sun and of course farming!
Aali Farm is an old fruit orchard, with a bounty of fruits coming in every season. The farm is near Okhla Bird Sanctuary and only ten minutes from Kalindi Kunj Metro Station. Own a farmlet here and enjoy farming in the cool shade of mangoes, jamun, guavas and lemons.
What all we grow
As an organic farm we only grow food naturally and seasonally, ensuring you get a variety of veggies year round. That means during summers and monsoons you can get organic cucumber, karela, gourds, amaranth, sweet corn, baby corn, desi corn, lobia, kalmi saag, Ceylon spinach, bhindi and beans to name a few. With the onset of winters the organic vegetables really go into full gear with cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, a variety of lettuces, carrots, white-red-round-long radishes, spinach,methi, dhaniya, potatoes, french beans, chives, onions, the list goes on! And oh, we forgot to mention brinjals, tomatoes, chillies, oregano, rosemary, lemongrass, celery, parsley, leek and fennel too!
This is just a glimpse of what all we grow, we have created a planting calendar especially suited to the Delhi NCR climate through thorough research and trials, enabling us to make the best of each season so that there is always some organic vegetables growing at your farmlet for you to take home
A 6 month subscription costs between Rs 24,000-39,000 depending upon whether you choose 1200sft, 1800sft or 2400sft and whether you want us to deliver the veggies to you. A 6 month subscription is necessary because vegetables take time to grow, it encourages patience and a chance to connect with your organic food.
Not to forget the price for the farmlet also includes free workshops, access to our online community of urban organic farmers, and special discounts and offers at our events and programmes.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS) ABOUT FARMLETS
What is a Farmlet?
A farmlet is a small plot of land on a larger piece of agricultural land, where with the help of Edible Routes you can grow organic foods.
What are the locations of the community farms?
Damaali Farm is near Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary on Pataudi road, Garhi Harsuru and Aali Farm is near Okhla Bird Sanctuary in Aali village close to Kalinidi Kunj Metro Station.
What are the different sizes of the plots?
You can choose from 1200,1800 and 2400 square feet plots.
What is the price of the subscription?
See the above section on farmlet prices to know the costs of subscription .
How much veggies can we expect every month?
The vegetable output varies from season to season but on an average 1200 and 1800sft farmlets are enough for a family of 4 to 6, while a 2400sft farmlet can easily feed a family of 6 to 8.
What all is included in this subscription?
A lot of things! Seasonal vegetables (harvested weekly), organic farming know how, farming support staff, manure and fertilizer, seeds and other inputs, including some free workshops, access to our extremely active and productive urban farming whatsapp group and discounts and offers at our events and programmes.
Is there a hidden cost?
No way! All inputs are taken care of in your subscription fee, including taxes etc. There is a separate charge for delivery only if you opt for that plan.
How many times are we expected to visit the farm?
As many times you like. Your farmlet is your baby, we are just the day care! Visiting your farmlet even once a week is a great way to join in in the farming process, harvesting and interacting with other farmletters.
Can we work at our Farmlet anytime we want?
Absolutely! Our farm staff is available 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.
Can the veggies be delivered to our house every week?
Yup, by choosing a delivery plan with us.
Will we be taught how to farm at our Farmlet?
Yes, We conduct regular knowledge sharing and one on one sessions for our farmletters with our in house experts. Getting involved on a regular basis , for example visiting your farmlet weekly will also help you get hands on experience in farming and learn all its nuances.
Can we bring our own seeds to plant?
Yes, however these have to be approved by our experts first. We can guide you on quality and success rates.
Can we get our own organic manure to put on our veggie beds?
Yes, again this has to be approved by our experts for quality check.
Will we get a weekly update on what is happening on our Farmlet?
Yes, this happens through our whatsapp group and in one on one sessions. Also, we have an active Google group where general updates about the farm are discussed.
Can we bring our family and friends to the farm?
Of course. The farm is yours to enjoy once you subscribe We do however prohibit the use of alcohol smoking and non-vegetarian food at the farm. Also, we follow a strict zero waste policy so all waste, especially any plastics are to be taken back by visitors.
Can we grow unseasonal veggies on our Farmlet?
Can a fish climb a tree? Only if you make some contraption that will enable it to! Likewise we prefer to stay away from unnatural systems and cycles. Every season has its own speciality and types of veggies which is good for mind and body. You can choose from our wide range of veggies that are best suited for you, the season and the earth.
Can we grow fruits on our Farmlet?
Maybe papaya and banana. But mostly it’s not a great idea for farmlets because fruit trees require anywhere between 2 to 4 years to mature before they start giving fruits.
What are the veggies that we can grow on our Farmlet?
all seasonal vegetables We give you a planting list once you subscribe. Choose from the extensive list of organic veggies that you can grow for yourself and your family.
Can we grow herbs?
Can we exotic vegetables?
. Yes, but the seeds/saplings have to be procured (at extra cost) from us or you can purchase these by yourself and bring along. However, because they are not fully suited to the Delhi NCR environment we do not guarantee the successful germination of these at the farmlet.
Can we grow pulses and grains?
A farmlet plot is not sufficient to grow a family’s supply of pulses, grains and vegetables that’s why we are already growing organic pulses and grains that you are free to purchase from us.