Now, bring home exotic organic vegetables
PUNE: Back in 2013, when Balewadi resident Gouri Jadhav returned home from a long international stint, she missed her regular doze of salads most. Even a few years ago, it was rather difficult to get hold of well-grown, leafy greens and exotic vegetables to replicate the taste Jadhav had developed for healthy and fresh foods.
The frustration eventually bore solutions and Jadhav, with absolutely no background in farming, took to cultivating greens on her own, albeit at a friend’s farm in Holkarwadi on the outskirts of the city. Now, Jadhav’s venture has grown from the small, self-feeding model of exotic vegetables to a full-scale operation focusing on all aspects of organic farming, marketing and exporting the produce.