We were pleasantly surprised to see the news of a new local organic farmer in Chennai. Nalla Keerai (Good Greens or Good Spinach) was started by s group of IT professionals wanting to make a difference for the plight of farmers who see their cost rise and their income drop. Applying their minds to the problem, they have stepped forward to set up a model farm with practices that optimize cost and cut out the expenses of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Furthermore, they are experimenting with local vegetables and for now attempting to grow green leaves such as spinach.
They have 20 varieties of spinach being sold at 15 Rs a bunch.