MharoKhet in Manai, Jodhpur is an experiential farm that has been supplying fresh produce all around Jodhpur for two years now.
Rajnush and Vedika Agarwal were inspired by a trip they took to Kyoto, Japan in 2019 where they saw how vegetables grown in Kyoto were famous all across Japan.
“If the Kyoto model was such a raging success simply because it was a farm-to-table model, could we replicate the same on our ancestral land?” wondered Rajnush.
And so the couple decided to sell the produce grown on their farm to people in and around Jodhpur with a promise — “everything you order will be delivered to your doorstep within four hours of harvest”.
The COVID pandemic also motivated them to venture into the space of exotic vegetables.
Today, their fields are abundant in chamomile, cherry tomatoes, oyster mushrooms, fresh oregano, sage, and more.
“We have a system called BYOT (Bring Your Own Tokri), wherein the produce harvested on the two days of the week is packed into paper bags and baskets, etc,” says Rajnush.
At MharoKhet, the experiential visit is divided into two parts — the tour of the farm and the dining experience.
Guests are taken around the farm, explained the process of making biopesticides, shown the composting pit, and made to understand the concept of a zero-waste kitchen.
At the feast, guests can relish Indore street style bhutte ka kees, soy braised cabbage; gourd and lentil loaf with chaat flavours; okra (brinjal) crunch, etc.
While the complete experience costs Rs 4,500, guests can opt for only the tour (Rs 2,000) or only the dining (Rs 3,500).