When I became a Mom, I started paying more attention to where we were sourcing our ingredients from, and that is when I came across the organic revolution, then in its nascent stage in India. I admit I was rather skeptical about the whole thing, and wondered if they were simply selling overpriced food under a different name! However, after sampling organic food products for two months now, I am a convert and I can confidently say that going organic has been the best decision I’ve taken for the health of my family!
My Story about Going Organic
My search for organic products started soon after the launch of our baby food store, Little Moppet Foods, in November 2015. I was considering going all out organic with baby food, and with this goal in mind, I began sampling several organic brands in India. That was when my brother in Bangalore suggested Organic Mandya.
Organic Mandya was founded by Madhuchandan, an young IT professional who chucked his comfortable job in the United States to sow the seeds of an organic farming movement in India. To begin with, he started the Mandya Organic Farmers Cooperative Society with the active participation of a group of 270 farmers, who now cultivate and sell their organic farm products profitably. Today, Organic Mandya’s retail outlet on the busy Bengaluru-Mysuru highway sells organic vegetables, cereals and pulses – all fresh from the farm!
As luck would have it, we had already scheduled a weekend getaway at Coorg, so we dropped by the Organic Mandya store by the Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway. We brought home samples of all the ingredients we needed and spent the entire month of January experimenting and testing out the recipes of our baby food products. We even sent samples to some of our customers who absolutely loved them!
And that’s when I decided – Little Moppet Foods was going to be 100% Organic! Here are some of the reasons you should go organic too.