Phuket Governor – Maitree Intusut, Chief of the Phuket Provincial Commerce Department – Prakong Rakwong and government staff recently paid a visit to Farm Sukjai (Vegetarian Organic Farm) at Baan Leam Nga in Tambol Rasada.
During the visit Khun Teerawuth Sritularuc, owner of the farm said “We began growing toxin-free vegetables because there are now many farmers who are happy to use various chemicals to treat diseases on their crops. It is far better for people to consume organic vegetables as they are far healthier for you.
“We are currently growing 20 kinds of vegetable which we sell at Vachira Hospital and some retail shop. Some people also come to buy vegetables at the farm. However, the amounts of vegetables we produce are currently too much for the market, and unfortunately those that are not sold are given away. Therefore, we would like responsible organizations to help raise awareness and encourage more people to eat organic vegetables.”
Khun Maitree said “We want to bring information about the vegetables on offer from this farm to the general public. We also want other farmers to realise the importance of producing toxin-free produce. Therefore, I am prepared to find the budget for a public relations activity so that people recognize the farm even more, which in addition will make people and businesses buy their vegetables from the farm. This in turn will help the farm become a learning centre for organic vegetable growing.”