Koronadal's Agritourism Destination for Organic Freshness!
Kenneth Mheil Mangaya- Ay | July 15, 2020
Photos by Umani Organic Vegetables
Agritourism is where agriculture and tourism meet to provide you with an amazing educational experience through farm tours. Farmers turn their land into a tourist destination and open their doors to the public in order to teach interested parties about what they do. Other farmers turn their working farms into destinations to help educate the public about farming techniques and practices. Others do it as a way to supplement income during the off-season. But no matter what the reason, every farm has something unique to offer guests.
In Barangay Paraiso, Koronadal City, Umani Farm offers a unique and refreshing farm experience to tourists. “Our organic vegetable farm started when I was tasked by my family to find ways to encourage people to visit our farm. I saw some idle land and imagined what it would be like if I transform it into a vegetable garden. People would surely love to visit our farm then,” shared Bim Sueno, the farm’s owner. People will enjoy a breath of fresh air and good vibes while touring the garden planted with organic vegetables like Loose Leaf Romaine Lettuce, Mizuna, Kale, and herbs like Decora Parsley, Thai Basil, and more. Aside from sight-seeing, they can also pick-and-pay organic vegetables and fruits in the garden.
Organic gardens are relevant nowadays, especially since we depend mostly on what we have on hand, not wanting more. It is a philosophy of symbiosis, where we depend on what nature can offer to us without forcing nature to give what we want from it. “We want people to experience how we can blend with nature, not destroy it. We want them to feel that nature can be comforting and relaxing once we are immersed in it, like planting organically, using recycled materials and natural products, and cooking natural ingredients to name a few,” shared Bim.
To further promote healthy living and make their products more accessible to the community, Umani Organic Store was opened located in Brgy. Morales, Koronadal. Freshly picked organic vegetables from their own garden and other locally produced products are up for grabs in the organic store. The farm owners are hopeful that people who will visit their Agritourism site will not only have fun but also learn methods for growing and producing organic vegetables in their own front or backyards.
So if you’re heading out on a vacation or long weekend soon, be sure to scope out agritourism destinations in the area. #ChoosePhilippines #BuyNaKayJuan