Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fascinating about GK Organic Farm

Hi everyone, 

I am currently doing my volunteer program in GK Organic Farm. I am very happy to be given this opportunity to write something about GK farm. ^_^

When we talk about organic farming, what always come to your mind? Organic farming is a farming method that does not use any chemicals to produce crop. This is true and correct but I would like to talk about even more surprising things that can be found in GK Organic Farm.

As we know, changes in weather are one of the factors that affect the production of crops. Malaysia is currently undergo hot season. Thus, here in GK farm had experienced no rainfall for almost 50 days. Luckily we are still being able to produce vegetables for the market. =)






Surprisingly this hot season had brought us a very good production of corn in GK farm. We are able to get an average weight of 400 g to 500 g per corn. In addition, the texture and sweetness of the corn is of high quality. We even ate the corn uncooked.








The BIG pumpkin





Besides that, you can even found such a big pumpkin with an average weight of 5 kg in GK farm. We spend more than a week to finish up the whole pumpkin. We used it to make pumpkin soup, roasted pumpkin and etc. Of course the taste is fabulous and this is an organic pumpkin. =D



Pumpkin soup


Wild Green Salad


 Let me introduce you another special dishes found in GK Organic Farm which is wild green salad. If you see from the photo, it seems like the normal green salad. I know there are many types of salad that you can make such as Caesar salad, fruit salad, chicken salad, tofu salad and many others salad. Have you try a salad mix with flower petals? Some of the ingredients in this salad are flower petals of Hibiscus, water spinach, Marigold, Rose, and other weeds leaves too. Not only the taste is delicious, the colour combination of this salad looks good too.




Another interesting thing that you can find in GK farm is the diversity of living things especially insect. Some of the insects found here is not easily been found anywhere.

Have you seen such big caterpillar with the length of almost 6cm?



Have you seen such colorful caterpillar?




Have you seen the pupae of fruitfly?



Have you seen the transition stage of caterpillar turning into pupae?



 I cannot guarantee that you will be able to see this in GK farm all the time. If you want to find out more about GK Organic Farm, do come visit us!!! Do remember to make early reservation. =)


Sincerely by
Serena Ch'ng


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

参观农场 ~ 美食篇

有机会到GK有机农场一游,除了可以近距离接触有机,重新认识有机,最最最让人期待的应该就是她的五星级美食, 在这里爱。自然 借用摄影师的眼睛和最真实的言语为大家简单介绍一下 GK美食。大家请慢用~

平常都学monkey拨皮吃,偶尔模仿大象吃法也不赖, 嘻嘻!! 我也有吃,涩涩的+甜甜的 :p

100% wholesome :D 你敢一试吗?


看!真的,香蕉皮和果肉一起吃,脆脆甜甜~营养100!
Photo & Caption by Moon Wong (秋月)
幸运的话,还可以生吃 jagung (^_~)


生吃 ~~ 玉蜀黍! 和你说~ 每颗玉蜀黍都好甜哦!
园主说,新鲜的玉蜀黍,甜度可比西瓜!
Photo & Caption by 988DJ Nick
口渴了,还有园地里新鲜的有机甘蔗水喝。 这是“限量版”哦! 先喝一杯,大家喝完了如果还有的话,还可再添一杯 =)


Hmmm....好香甜!
100%原汁原味,不加糖,不加水!

Photo by Vincy Xin
还有,还有。。。喝完水, Uncle Gan 为大家现场示范酵素的简单制作过程, 还有试吃!


啊~~~ ahmm!! Photo by Mayli Wong
就是这个 ~ Minty Basil Enzyme Cough Syrup 有机薄荷九层塔酵素, 传统的止咳良药!连小孩也为之疯狂, 赞!


12.15pm 午餐时间~
色·香·味·俱全!简直是美食天堂 ^^



超过10道菜肴供你选择。。。
就算不吃菜,来一碟有机意大利面就值回票价了

Photo by Chloe Cheah
Vegetable Cream served with Sour Dough Bread
这一道看起来平平无奇,却口感十足。
一片片的面包都是经过厨师用心的切片,然后在传统的烤炉上烘焙~
偷偷告诉你,小孩超爱这烤面包哦 ^o^
Photo by Kazumi Fujimura
Siok Inn Tan: "This is Thai pumpkin, I enjoy it so much!
It is as sweet as sweet potato!"
Yoga kee: "i donno how to describe the taste...fabulous!!!!the more u eat, the happier u will be..coz it is organic...hahahahahha....
never tot that organic food can be so so so so tasty horrr..."
Photo by Yoga Kee
Photo by Yoga Kee
各有各忙: 有人“抢吃”, 有人“抢拍”
from Thing Thing Lee's Photo Album
The dancing spoon...
看,连汤匙也在跳舞,好炫!
Papaya jelly. 有没有看到一块块的木瓜?
这就是 real food ~ 其实只要懂得利用新鲜的食材,real food也可以色香味俱全!
而花,除了可以点缀,也可以放心吃。
Photo by Sally Fish
吃饱饱后, 自己做~垃圾分类!
Photo by Yoga Kee
Shopping time....
来有机菜园一定要买新鲜的有机蔬菜, 园主Uncle Gan说要选择当地当季的食物,不偏食,就是最好的~



Photo by Mayli Wong


以上只能代表部分,不是全部。食物视当天采收和厨师的灵感为“煮”。
*Menu may vary depending on the day’s harvest and chef’s inspiration.
No meat, no seafood or artificial “mock meat”.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Feel the Grounding, Feel the 'Qi'

Walking barefooted in the farm has always been the culture in GK Organic Farm.  Knowing the health benefits associated with this, most visitors are now looking forward to the new experience here for a free foot massage to discharge the static electricity accumulated in the body.  

While most people mostly extend their hands for a hand shake when meeting friends, at GK the best way to say hello is perhaps to use your feet and say hello to our mother earth.  Touch the ground, feel the soil and feel the energy that flows through our body. 

This year, the culture continues... On top of that, we have also added two new elements ~ planting & harvesting activities with the hope to give you a more wholesome experience.  

First, we learn the art of barefoot walking.  "Walk like a cat, not like an elephant!" as what Mr Gan always like to share. That way, we can minimize possible injuries and at the same time increase our senses and awareness level.  This is especially true when many of us, city folks or even 'orang kampung' alike (village folks) are mostly on shoes these days.  Gone were the days when shoes are only worn for functional purpose.  

I remember those time back in my Kampung, shoes were not part of our routine.  We were used to walking barefoot to the neighbourhood.  And if we did (with our shoes on), it will mostly ended up parking at our neighbour's house or landed somewhere at the park. It's just funny (^_^)

And today, I can only see this happening in GK.  At first, some people were reluctant to part with their shoes (it's becoming part of them), and then at the end of the programme, before they leave, we will notice one or two walking back barefooted totally forgotten about their shoes, not until they were reminded. 

Now, coming to think of it, it just make sense that when we get comfortable with our body, we tend to forget what we used to think as our basic needs, in this case, the shoes lost its function.  

Who cares about the shoes when we can comfortably step on the soil and reconnect with our mother earth. Those are nostalgia, and we are glad that we are still seeing these till today, at least at GK Organic Farm.

Coming back to the hands-on activities, we truly hope that you will still be able to enjoy as much as you do.  Some may feel reluctant at first... 

"Who wants to get their hands dirty when we have the food nicely laid on the table for us?" Exactly, that's the point, isn't it time for us to go back to the source before it's too late.  Real food, real people... let us go back the basic and feel our grounding.  You will be surprised to feel the 'qi' flowing from the soil...

For the latest programme itinerary on GK's farm visit, click here.

For more related articles on the health benefits of going barefoot, you may follow the links below: -



Monday, November 28, 2011

Ending of Season

We’ll be closing for this season’s farm visit ending 31st December 2011.  Our new season will resume in March 2012. If you planning to visit us this December, please plan your holiday ahead. 


With the new season, you may expect some new elements with value added activities to enhance your farm visit experience.  Look out for our next updates.

We thank you for your support throughout the years and we look forward to see you again in 2012.

May you have a blessed new year!

2011即将结束,我们的农场开放活动也将在十二月尾告一段落。趁着学校假期,欢迎大家参与我们的周末半日游活动。

感恩大家这一年来的支持。 另外, 特别感谢这十七年默默支持GK 的老顾客。 有你们的支持才有GK

新的一年, 我们将为您增添新元素。 敬请留意。

期待3月份与您再见。

Friday, October 21, 2011

VISITOR INFORMATION

How to Get Here?
GK Organic Farm is situated in the remote area and hence there’s no public transportation. You are encouraged to car pool as parking space is limited. Please look for the parking signage to park your car.

From KL-SEREMBAN (NORTH-SOUTH) HIGHWAY
1. Exit BANGI TOLL
2. At the ROUNDABOUT, take the 3rd exit into Persiaran Wawasan

3. Go 1 KM, Turn LEFT at T-Junction (In front of MOSQUE)

4. Further 1KM, turn RIGHT onto B 17 at the traffic light 

5. Further 5KM, after GENOM you will see BANGI / DENGKIL-BANTING sign, 
    turn RIGHT into Dengkil Road B 18

6. Underpass highway, go 2.8KM, you will see BUKIT UNGGUL ECO MEDIA CITY 
    on your left, turn LEFT & follow KAMPUNG SUNGAI BUAH

7. Drive 3.5KM (& pass through 10 bumpers)

8. After all Kampung Houses on your left, slow down, you will you see GK sign 
   planted on the roadside, Turn LEFT downhill & go straight for 200m

9. GK is on your RIGHT, drive-in from the gate (The Gate is normally close to prevent animals in, so pls open the gate yourself n come in, pls close again after come in) n park your car. 


From KAJANG
1. Follow JALAN REKO towards BANGI LAMA

2. Go Straight towards UKM

3. At traffic light (in front of UKM main entrance on your left), go straight

4. Further 9KM, after GENOM you will see BANGI / DENGKIL-BANTING sign, 
    turn RIGHT into Dengkil road B 18

5. Underpass highway, go 2.8KM, you will see BUKIT UNGGUL ECO MEDIA CITY 
    on your left, turn LEFT & follow KAMPUNG SUNGAI BUAH

6. Drive 3.5KM (& pass through 10 bumpers)

7. After all Kampung Houses on your left, slow down, you will you see GK sign 
   planted on the roadside, Turn LEFT downhill & go straight for 200m

8. GK is on your RIGHT, drive-in from the gate (The Gate is normally close to     prevent animals in, so pls open the gate yourself n come in, pls close again after come in) n park your car.



From PUCHONG
1. Exit LEBUHRAYA DAMANDARA PUCHONG

2. Always keep the middle lane or right lane 
  (Along the way, you will see PUTRAJAYA, DENGKIL, B.B. SALAK TINGGI signage) 

3. Go straight, till you see BANGI sign, turn LEFT at cross junction 
   (before traffic lights) 

4. Go straight along the road to Bangi B 18, you will pass 4 traffic lights 

5. See a huge PINK structure on your right, slow down & TURN RIGHT 
    into BUKIT UNGGUL ECO MEDIA CITY & follow KAMPUNG SUNGAI BUAH

6. Drive 3.5KM (& pass through 10 bumpers)

7.After all Kampung Houses on your left, slow down, you will you see GK sign 
   planted on the roadside, Turn LEFT downhill & go straight for 200m

8. GK is on your RIGHT, drive-in from the gate (The Gate is normally close to  prevent animals in, so pls open the gate yourself n come in, pls close again after come in) n park your car.
BY GPS

We apologise we are not able to provide you with a GPS coordinate points as it may lead you to the wrong way.  The main reason being we are at the border of Negeri Sembilan & Selangor and hence can be quite confusing. However, If you are using a GPS, you may set Bukit Unggul Golf & Country Club as the landmark. Enter from Kampung Sungai Buah (just next to the Bukit Unggul Golf & Country Club)  drive another 3.5km in a quiet countryside. You will cross 10 bumpers, slow down after all the kampung house on your left.  Slow down, you will see a very small atap-roof signage planted on your left. Turn in and go straight 200 meters, drive in from the gate & park at the designated parking area. 

Have a safe journey! See ya...
GK 刚好处於尴尬地带,在森美兰州和雪兰莪的边界。因为位子属于马来甘邦的最尾端,所以较为偏僻。 如果非得用GPS,建议大家点击 Bukit Unggul Golf & Country Club。 再由此高尔夫球场, 经往Kampung Sungai Buah入口。 全程约3.5 KM, 路径10bumpers后,放慢车速, 注意左前方有个小到不起眼的GK 指示牌。 随指示牌左转200米, GK门口就在右手边。 入门后按照停车指示牌,泊好车子后, 徒步往office/wakaf方向走。
今天我们为工作为生活分秒必争,来到农场是不是也应该学会放慢车速放慢脚步,别在匆忙中错过这重要却小到不气眼的指示牌。 
祝你旅途愉快!


Warm Reminder  Please don't just turn up on the gate.


What to Bring & What NOT to Bring?

1. No Air-Cond. No Dress Code. No Ties.
Sorry, we don’t have air conditioning. No dress code, no ties required. Relax & enjoy your meal in the natural breeze from our organic farm.

2. No Perfume. No Smoking.
For other guests’ comfort, shall we suggest that you leave your perfume at home, as it may disturb the subtle & natural aroma of the food and the environment? Please note that smoking is strictly prohibited.

3. No Tissue Paper.
Instead of disposable & wasteful tissue paper, please use washable napkins. Let’s save paper and save our disappearing forests.

4. No Plastic Bag.
So, bring your own recycle bags should you intend to make any purchase. Just like you, we are doing our very best to cut down wastage and doing our bit to protect our Mother Earth. Otherwise, plastic bags will be charged at 20 cents each.

5. No Walk-Ins. Pre-booking Required.
To ensure minimum food wastage, we cook only for the booked number of guests. To join our Open Farm Visit, please call SK Lee at 012-3866078 to check on the available dates and book your seats in advance to avoid disappointment.



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Thursday, October 6, 2011

About Us

About GK
GK Organic Farm is located near Bangi, about 40km south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1994, GK has been growing organic vegetables, fruits and herbs using our homemade compost and fertilizers.

At GK Organic Farm, we believe that the best food is …as Nature Intended. We INSIST:

No Outside Compost
No Green House
No Pest but Insects

Farm Visit
We believe that it is important for anyone who eats our vegetables to know WHO we are, HOW we grow and more significantly, WHY we do so. The farm visit conducted every weekend is to promote awareness amongst the general public and most importantly to provide an organic setup for educational institutions or even companies an option to conduct their activities outside of classroom or office setup.

We strongly believe that the best way to know us is to visit us at least once, talk to us, have a drink or lunch with us. 

Organic Vegetable Luncheon
Yes, at GK FARMYARD KITCHEN, you can enjoy farm-fresh organic vegetables prepared in a light and healthy country style, and served in a warm & at-home atmosphere.

The menu varies depending on the day’s harvest and chef’s inspiration.  Fresh vegetables & fruits, including herbs, come from our organic farm. NO meat, no seafood, no eggs & artificial ‘mock-meat’.  And of-course, MSG free, too.