Welcome to Homegrown Farms! This is our first blog post to welcome all our subscribers and readers and those stopping by to see what we are about. We hope to share our journey with you and perhaps inspire you to start growing your own food or supporting your local farmers.
The main aim of setting up this farm was to feed our family with our four children. What started out to meet a personal need has grown into something we did not think possible after our experience with the Khazanah New Entrepreneur Outreach and being under the accelerator 1337 Ventures. It opened our eyes and our hearts to the possibility of bringing our farm to the larger community.
Fast forward two years, we are now feeding families across Klang Valley and are currently building a larger farm to support the growing demand for local organic produce.
Michael explains the benefits of vertical farming
Apart from vegetables, we are also developing ground breaking systems in vertical farming and also in rice farming. The MCO period has given us a lot to think about and the time to finally put into action all the plans in our heads. So many things are going on right now and we are fielding more calls and requests for vegetables, fish, meat, eggs and those who want to come visit.
Rest assured, we are working hard and are really glad for this opportunity to expand in these difficult times. Never has the discussion about the quality and security of food become more relevant. Demand during the MCO has really pushed us to do more for you. Organic farming takes time but the end results are often worth all the effort.
This week, we are happy to be featured in The Enterprise from one of favourite publications, The Edge. It is a complete surprise to be on the cover (and thankfully they picked a really good picture!) but what it reflects is really the urgency of this message of being aware of what we eat and how we live. Please enjoy the short promo we put together and do pick up a copy of The Edge and look us up! Tag up on social media if you found us in The Enterprise pullout!
Your friendly farmers,
Ivy and Michael