From supermarket shelves, going online, or picking up the phone and ordering your goods, organic food and goods are becoming a lot easier to track down. Here are our tips for hunting down all things organic. It’s refreshing to see the big supermarkets such as Ranch Market, Food Hall, and Kemchicks stocking organic fruit and vegetables, which are sourced from the Agatho Agro Farm in Bogor. These supermarkets also have special organic corners that carry a variety of organic products including flour, pulses and grains, stock cubes, nuts, biscuits, cereal, and pasta.
Other smaller specialty stores include Club Sehat and Healthy Choice. Both offer organic products such as nuts, seeds, soup, cereal, juices, jams and honey, pasta, biscuits, baby food, as well as a small amount of fresh produce.
Club Sehat, Jl. Cideng Barat 62B, Jakarta, p. +62 21 9130 0234 , +62 21 9126 3363, +62 21 352 4948, Jl. Pluit Sakti Raya No. 33, Jakarta Utara, +62-21 9100 9893, p. +62 21 9100 9695.
Healthy Choice Indonesia, Komplek Graha Mas Blok A 6-7, Jalan Raya Pejuangan, Kebon Jeruk, Jakarta, (021) 532 2328.
If you prefer to go the extra mile and directly support local farmers and growers, then you’ll love YUM organic farm. A Yayasan Usaha Mulia project, situated in the Cipanas region, this farm harvests healthy organic food and they deliver baskets of fresh organic vegetables every week to Cilandak, Pondok Indah, Cipete, Kemang and Pondok Labu. Orders must be made in advance and cost Rp. 65,000 per basket. Alternatively, pick up your purchases from Wisma Subud or the farm itself.
Another local producer is Murni Organik. They have a huge range of vegetables and fruit, as well as fresh organic milk, eggs, and chicken. Harvest day is Tuesday and they deliver to Jakarta on Wednesday. Orders must be received by Monday 9am.
KebonKu offers a variety of vegetables including zucchini, beans, carrots, beetroot, bananas, potatoes, tomatoes, celery, eggplants, tea, and rice grown on a 20-hectare farm on Cisarua hill in Puncak.
Pinewood organics offers free delivery to most areas for a minimum of Rp90,000 on orders. Delivery day is every Sunday. Just make sure you get your orders in by Friday. Every week you get a list of produce available through BBM or Whatsapp.
Pinewood Organics, Ivonne 08128370777.
Javara Organic is a local company specialising in organic tea and coffee, beans and nuts, herbs and spices, organic flour and rice, snacks, jams, seasonings, and honey. All products are available on supermarket shelves around Jakarta or can be bought online.
By Simone Samuels
Source : thehoneycombers.com