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Going organic: where to buy the green stuff

Going organic: where to buy the green stuff

Discovery farms

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From mangoes the size of your face to the small but lethal bird’s eye chilli, Discovery Farms has a diverse range of certified organic fruit and vegetables. Growing all manner of regionally popular produce, they also accept requests for particular items. You can find their products at a number of places around town, or order direct from the farm to have a fruit and vegetable basket delivered to your door.
Produce available at Digby’s, Corner of Streets 63 and 306, or to order a basket, call Discovery Farms on 096 294 8109

Green Leaf Farm

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Founded by California native Matt Zimmerman this year, this up-and-coming organic farm grows more than 30 fruits and vegetables including bananas, papayas, cucumbers, red chilli, lettuce, basil and cherry tomatoes. Located on the outskirts of the city in Meanchey district, produce is delivered to shops, restaurants and even to your own doorstep via its fleet of insulated tuk-tuks. All produce is delivered within hours of being harvested. Certified chemical-free by the Cambodian Organic Agriculture Association.
To make an order, email [email protected] or call 070577670

Moringa

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A local enterprise has tapped into one of the newest crazes in organic health foods: the moringa tree. Native to the Indian subcontinent, the tree’s leaves, fruits, seeds and flowers contain high levels of protein, vitamins, calcium, iron, amino acids and potassium. Grown at Baca Villa in Siem Reap, available moringa products include teas, powder extracts, tablets, edible seeds and skin care products. Ideal for vegetarians wishing to supplement their diets. Certified organic by the Cambodian Organic Agriculture Association.
Several outlets in Phnom Penh, including Green O Farm, #216CD Street 63

Confriel

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This social enterprise has tapped into the Kingdom’s ubiquitous sugar palm tree, which is used to build everything from houses to baskets, for some organic sweetness. Using raw ingredients sourced from the village of Smok in Kampong Speu province, Confriel manufactures a huge range of palm products, including its fruit-flavoured Palma candy for the kids to the 80-proof Jaya Palm Spirit for mum and dad. As an extra boost to the consumer’s conscience, 5 per cent of the company’s net revenue is donated to charitable development projects. Certified organic by the US Department of Agriculture.
#57 Street 178. 8am-8pm

Natural Garden

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Natural Garden has a wide selection of organic vegetables, meats, rice and other products from within Cambodia and beyond. The business oversees the supply of local produce from the fields to the shelves, providing technical assistance to the family farms. In addition to indigenous vegetables, Natural Garden’s local farming partners also grow foreign produce including romaine and spinach. All three outlets include a salad bar for customers. Certified organic and/or chemical-free by the Cambodian Organic Agriculture Association.
#214 Street 63; corner of Street 240 and 51; and #243Eo Street 63

Kurata Pepper

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This pepper production company, which was founded in 1997 as a partnership between Japan-based Kurata and a farmer in Koh Kong, sources all its produce from its six hectare plantation in the Cardamom Mountains. Its high quality pepper products, which include black pepper, white pepper, dry ripe pepper and pickled green pepper, are mostly produced to be exported to the owner’s native Japan, but Kurata also operates a retail shop for casual customers in Phnom Penh. Certified organic by the Cambodian Organic Agriculture Association.
Corner of Streets 63 and 322. 8am-7pm

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