Raitongs Organic Farm

Posted on Jan 18 2014 - 8:46am by Bangkok Girl

Recently for work, I visited Raitongs Organic Farm.

Based in Bang Chak, very close to the BTS (it’s possible to see one of the roof top gardens from inside the BTS once you know where you are looking), Raitongs aims to promote organic and natural farming focusing on food which is both in season and locally sourced.

I was very lucky as thanks to the reason behind my visit, Bryan showed myself and my colleague around, and so we got to see and try first hand some of the produce. I have never tasted rocket that is so fresh or peppery! When I saw the gardens I had to raise a smile, as I never expected to see bales of hay in the middle of Bangkok, let alone a scarecrow!

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The produce being grown is still very much in its infancy, and Bryan told us about his future plans, and promised if we were to come back in 6 months time, we would see very different gardens, with climbing plants themselves creating shade and shelter for the other plants from the fierceness of the sun.

After seeing their popular munching boxes being packed up, and looking at the freshness, colour and variety of what came in the boxes, I was sold and that night I went online to order myself one of their boxes. I love yoghurt, so decided to go for a Peck n Graze Box: 2kg of fresh fruit and vegetables, 4 artisan yoghurts and 6 eggs. I don’t eat eggs, so I asked if I could swap them for something, and I was told immediately I could have 5 yoghurts instead, which suited me down to the ground as it covers all of my breakfasts at work during the week.

I placed my order on a Friday, paid my money for a months subscription plus delivery into their bank account over the weekend (2340 baht for the month) and received my first delivery the following Tuesday.

It was exciting unpacking my first box, and this is what I received:

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Plum tomatoes, lettuces, spinach and baby carrots

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Star fruit, bananas and Thai pumpkin

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Yoghurts: peach, strawberry, apple and cinnamon, pear and plain

I am so happy I signed up to this. It’s going to make me try lots of new foods – I have never had star fruit before this week, tomorrow I am going to make some carrot, tomato and coriander soup and the yoghurts are just to die for.

There are 3 other boxes also available: Munching Box (4kg fresh fruit and leaves), Nosh Box (fruit and veg, 6 free range eggs and an Urban Pantry bread loaf) and a Gorilla box (fruit). Each box varies slightly on price, but they are all pretty similar – email for more details.

I am excited already for Tuesday to see what I have this week!

info@raitongorganicsfarm.com

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10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Court Star @ StarSystemzFitness January 18, 2014 at 9:17 am - Reply

    I am so happy you finally got to try Raitong Farms Munchie Box! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the box and can not wait to sign up again when I get back in town! Can’t wait to see you xo

    • Bangkok Girl January 18, 2014 at 9:28 am - Reply

      Me too! Thanks for the recommendation – I told them it was thanks to you that I knew of them! Me neither! When are you back? Can’t wait to see you xx

  2. Anne January 18, 2014 at 10:14 am - Reply

    That looks so delicious

    • Bangkok Girl January 18, 2014 at 10:19 am - Reply

      And tastes it too!

  3. Moretonboy January 18, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Looks lovely and fresh,with a good variety.enjoy

    • Bangkok Girl January 20, 2014 at 5:20 am - Reply

      Excited to see what comes tomorrow!

  4. May January 18, 2014 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Sounds amazing. Right up my street!! X

    • Bangkok Girl January 18, 2014 at 11:35 am - Reply

      It is! You would love it x

  5. Goodisongirl January 19, 2014 at 5:47 am - Reply

    That looks fab. Can’t wait to taste, especially the yoghurt! Enjoy x

    • Bangkok Girl January 20, 2014 at 5:19 am - Reply

      The yoghurt is lovely x

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