Farming Experience and Cooking Class at Patom Organic Farm
Exploring Patom Organic Farm and taking part in a cooking class is a delightful way to immerse yourself in sustainable agriculture and Thai culinary traditions.
- Farming Experience
- Cooking Class
- Delicious lunch
Visit the Patom Organic Farm, a organic farm and workshop centre, which focusses its business around the use of raw materials to provide farm to table products, natural beauty items and creative organic workshops. Patom is owned by Suan Sampran Man and has been in the family since the time of his grandparents. His grandfather founded the place due to his love of the tree scenery here, and soon after, his grandmother turned the area in to a beautiful rose garden which attracted many visitors from Bangkok. Based on the visitor interest, the region then became a hotel and restaurant.
In 2008, the family decided to create an organic farm to grow produce for the neighbouring hotel and restaurant.. From here, in 2010, the Sampran Model Movement was created which encourages farmers to use organic methods to produce crops and encourages farmers to promote organic produce to consumers.
Begin your experience with a welcome locally-produced coconut drink before taking a light walk in to the beautiful organic garden. You will first be taken to a traditional Thai house on stilts where, underneath you will be shown traditional rice-preparation techniques. These include pounding the rice with traditional tools before using a traditional machine to separate the rice husk from the grain. You will also have the opportunity to have a go yourself.
Next, time to take those shoes off and get stuck in by having a go assisting farmers in picking rice crop in a paddy field. Next, we will head to the organic farm to pick local vegetables and herbs which we will be using in our cooking class next. For your cooking class, we will be shown how to make simple Thai dishes using organic and local produce. Such items you will learn to cook will include: Thai omelette and fresh salads. After you have made your items, you will be taken to a seating area where you will enjoy your creations, accompanied by some prepared rice and pork.
• Group size is minimum 5 pax
• Note that this cooking class is a simple cooking class and is more focussed on the organic and local produce nature of the experience