This authentic affair centres around a farm located in an outlying suburb of Colombo, the daily work routine of the farm, and freshly preparing local food incorporating what is grown in the immediate vicinity.
Farm to table will show you local farmland, traditional farming methods, local vegetables and using hand picked vegetables, herbs and spices and local produce you will create some of the most delicious local dishes.
This experience takes you to one of the few remaining organic farms about half an hour out from Columbo in the area of Hokandara. The farm is small and compact about 1.5 acres giving you the opportunity to walk through the gardens while we talk you though all the different vegetation growing, as well as the sustainable and green practices of the farm.
The produce found here are indigenous such as Dambala winged beans, snake gourd, luffa, spices, pepper and different varieties of chillies. We pick leaves known as Gotu Kola as the basis for a salad we make later on.
We then meet the 2 sisters that run the farm – in fact there are 2 farms that are connected. These ladies provide hands-on guidance to farmers in the area. They share local recipes for different curries while demonstrating in their outdoor kitchen. They show you how we cook traditional dishes in clay pots and then you’ll get to enjoy your meal the local way… off of banana or lotus leaves.
Dessert varies seasonally, but is typically fruit from the local orange or sour sap trees. There’s also a local farmer who makes fantastic curd with kithaul treacle. This is a local honey like substance where the flower is cut from the palm and put in a clay pot to collect the resin.