Summer House welcomes the lovers of organic farm products
Established by true nature lovers and farmers by heart, Summerhouse has farms, self-owned and on contract, across Maharashtra. We produce premium fruits, Alphonso mangoes to start with, since it’s our first love. All our fruits are 100 per cent organic and healthy.
We strongly believe that you could relish the natural goodness of organic produce only if you allow Mother Nature to take care of its fruitful creations. That’s why we do not artificially ripen fruit. We let Mother Nature work its magic and we pluck them fresh off the tree when they are sufficiently matured. Going beyond our love for mangoes, we are in the process of adding new farm varieties such as custard apples, chikoo, strawberry, jack fruit, spices, betel nut, etc.
When we aren’t on the farm, we spend our time with local famers, sharing best practices, discussing new farming techniques and helping them get a fair price for their produce. We want our farmers to shed their shell and come out as tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.
To be best friends with nature, help it thrive, make the correct use of its gifts for our customer’s nourishment, pleasure and leisure.
Growing, identifying and marketing pure, naturally cultivated, best quality, premium farm produce for a delightful eating experience and a healthy life.
We sell mangoes mostly between 200 gms to 300 gms
Farm development planned till 2016
As you can see, our farming practices are traditionally and scientifically driven, with minimal use of chemicals, insecticide & pesticides. Even if we use any, we ensure that its residual period is as short as possible, before you eat it.
Express your admiration and affection. Send your employees, customers, associates, friends and loved ones a fresh and juicy box of the finest organically grown Alphonso mangoes.
If it’s a corporate gift you could call us on 9890460085 to know more.
When we decided to take farming as our business, we used to wonder, how our ancestors have done farming without use of any fertilizers and chemicals. The use of fertilizers, insecticide and pesticide increased during the era of green revolution – 1970. So we started to use traditional techniques – wow – we started succeeding in it.
We’ve all heard the old adage, ‘What you sow is what you reap’. And as such we put in a lot of thought into our farming practices. Our farms and the space around form a natural habitat for the local flora and fauna. They play a pivotal role in maintaining ecological balance. And we are proud of the choices we make to conserve and nurture this beautiful ecosystem.
We like to be open about our farming practices. We believe you have a right to know all that goes into harvesting premium organic produce at Summerhouse.
We use plenty of green manure and cow dung for fertilizing the soil
We cultivate a favourable micro climate for promoting microbial life
We use sustainable techniques to replenish lost minerals and nutrients
We retain and hold farm water to prevent escape of valuable nutrients and minerals from the soil
We create water harvesting structures to reduce our dependency on groundwater and supplied water
We save lots of water through farm watering techniques like trickling
We practice multi-culture farming. Along with the planting of local species we plant multi-harvestable species. E.g. mango with Kokum
We plant co-existing species for improved soil fertility
We do extensive research on improving plant health
We set a replicable process of farming by conducting measurable trials, documenting them, creating annual schedule and implementing it across our farms
We do not use insecticides and poisons in our farms
We use natural predators to deal with pests
We plant flowering trees to nurture butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects
We care for birds by arranging for their food and water and creating nesting zones
We manage supplementary tree species for annual flowering schedule
We invest in employee education through university trainings, agency certifications and input supplier farm visits
We promote behavioural changes by identifying and creating awareness around good and bad farm practices
We regularly conduct on-farm trials
We encourage curiosity and drive our people to observe, record and question what they see
We organize training and discussion sessions on various farming topics
We share our best farm practices with local farmers
We invite farmers to visit our model farms