Fresh off the farms

Chennai, April 11: For the last two years, Deepa and Vijay Kothari have been growing vegetables and grains on their farm near Ponneri. While the fresh produce met all their daily needs, last Sunday, the couple experienced the thrill of selling it at a farmer’s market.  “We wanted to get more exposure for our produce and were happy with the response,” says Deepa, who grows vegetables and a variety of grains on the 50-acre land. “We sold more than 50kg of palak, 15kg of bitter gourd and 3kg of tomatoes,” says Deepa, who participated in the Woodside Farmers Market (WFM).