Organic products to boost your health
Colonel’s Organics offer certified organic products from the Kumaon and Garhwal Himalayas, that taste as good as they look
Akin to mountainous regions worldwide, the Indian Himalayan region is also characterized by a complex mosaic of distinct agro-ecosystems, each identified by their climatic and geological , vegetation/cropping patterns, crop rotations and other features. Due to diverse topography and climatic conditions, the Himalayan region represents different agro-ecological zones, with each zone in turn comprising of different micro-habitats.
These factors, combined with its diversity of habitats, brings up an amazing variety of legumes (pulses and seeds) and many other crops that have been developed over the millennia by the hill farmers. The Himalayas are therefore considered an abode of rich agricultural crop diversity region, specifically the legume variety. For example, Garhwal is considered a land of diverse legume variety like Gehet, Tur, Rajma, Soyabean, Bhatt, Kalabhatt, Urad, Moong etc. Kali dal/Urad ki Pakori are must in Garhwal and Kumaon regions for all occasions, be it birthdays, marriages etc.
My journey and foray into organic products began post my retirement from the Army, when I reconnected with my roots and ancestral village, nestled in the pristine Kumaon Himalayas, Uttarakhand. Visits to my ancestral house, had made me acutely aware of the existing abundance in nature’s bounty in the region. Much as I desired, while in service I could not devote time and space to visit my ancestral village frequently. However, during the occasions that I did, I was aware of the prevailing fresh and unpolluted environment that drew me back several times and on each occasion I noticed the farmers actually practising true organic farming norms.
During one such visit and interaction with some local farmers, I decided to step in to provide a bridge for the local farmers in the hills, to bring their products within reach of maximum people. “Colonel’s Organics“ was thus born . “Colonel’s Organics ” therefore, brings the unique taste and flavours of products grown Organically in a pollution free Himalayan environment, with the goal to help more people to experience a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. We bring to you nature’s bounty of high quality products from the Kumaon and Garhwal Himalayan region. We do the heavy lifting so you can enjoy easy access to high-quality organic food from the Himalayas.
Let us thus endorse the usage of local and indigenous crops that are chemical free and have the potential to not only uplift local economy by increasing nutritional demand, but also to withstand and reduce extreme climate change.
As the digital literacy rate in India is growing, the demand for organic food in India will witness substantial growth. People across regions and income groups are becoming aware of the harmful effects of chemicals/ fertilizers in practice over decades during farming in India. This has lead to a great rise in awareness of organic farming methods, making the food more healthy and nutritious.
Many similar products can be bought from the nearest shops in our towns and cities also,but products from Himalayan region are different from others because:
Taking a leaf from the Services, I like to bring forth some core set of values, to embody excellence, honour and commitment. Thus with us, you can rest assured of strict adherence to high standards from the farm to your table. Towards that end, we cherish our core values of :
♦ High quality
♦ Environmental sustainability
♦ Pro-farmer policy
♥ Organic food ranks high on the quality of nutrients
♥ They do not contain harmful pesticide residues
♥ They don not use chemical fertilizers that damage our health and natural environment.