I remember, the same time August last year 2019, we were there in a summer period in Germany from the place called Regensburg . Germans enjoy this season driving bicycles and two wheelers , with short loose cotton clothing's and enjoying tours for trekking and mountain climbing with families and friends . They could not do this in the frost winter season. In summer the day time prolongs till 9 pm and get more time to spare .The summer climate is around 22 to 24 degree which is very pleasant for perfect outings.
We planned a picnic to a private horticulture farm in Regensburg which was about 3 km in the outskirts of the city. The climate was very excellent that made us to go by walk. All the way the woods , green pastures, bushy rose plants was a great treat to eyes. We reached farm and happy to see so many people with families enjoying the situation. We were allowed inside the Organic horticulture farm without any entrance fee. They also told that we can eat any number of fruits growing there in the garden.
It was a great surprise for us. Let me come to the point . In that horticulture farm we saw blue berries, Raspberries, strawberries plants grown in long neat rows. I think it is a mobile fruit garden, can be shifted to any other farm also , since those plants were raised in very big pots.
Drip irrigation system was provided to supply water and nutrients. The plants were full of fruits and even reachable to the children.
We took the empty baskets and carry bags kept at the entrance. As soon as we entered into the garden , we started plucking the fruits . Its an experience that taking fruits directly from plants. It was very exciting that we run, dance, sing ,chat while selecting the best fruits in the plants .We tasted blue berries, Ras berries , straw berries one by one . When we felt it is sufficient , we started collecting fruits in the baskets. We saw cherry tomatoes, gherkins. Brinjal in the green poly house. The cherry tomatoes were very cute and hanging in bunches. Maize crops were grown in the main field and we plucked maize and tasted happily.
It took more than 3 hours inside the garden. The fruits and vegetables brought outside the orchard by us was billed in the shop at the entrance. All varieties of fruits , vegetables along with value added products like juice , jelly, jam, squash were available in the shop. People like to purchase the new fresh organic byproducts in reasonable rate. Finally another curiosity was waiting for us . Open restaurant amidst of garden with play area for the children was there and children jumped into that as soon as they saw it.
The Pleasant smell of cakes , colorful ice creams with hot pasta and Pizza attracted all. We found space for those items which were prepared then and there with the organic items available from the garden. It was really very delicious.
I have narrated the story from the point of consumer. But we have to analyze this story. Yes. First thing is that they entertained the people to the orchard without gate entrance fee and asked the people to taste the fruits there. It is really fantastic. We can eat fruit only from half to one kg at the maximum which will differ even less from children to adult . This will not be a big expense to the owner or farmer. By this system he attracts many more people to this picnic spot. Now the earning starts from the exit gate .
She is billing the organic vegetables taken by the public . The fruits and vegetables along with the value added by products kept in the shop attracts and brings more business to the farmer. Finally the cakes , biscuits and snacks available in the shop fetches good profit to the farmer. The most clever thing is that the farmer can shift the site of orchard from one town to other. So from this we can learn the business and marketing technique . So only cultivation in land is not sufficient for good profit but also need modernized thought like this.
HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED AND STARTED THINKING LIKE THIS.