Patom Organic Farm is an organic vegetable farm located on the other side of the Nakhon Chai Si River, within the grounds of Sampran Riverside, a famous hotel in Nakhon Pathom.
Originally used to grow guavas, the farm was turned into a ‘grow your own, pick your own’ organic vegetable garden by Arus Nawarach, the 3rd generation of Suan Sampran’s owners. During the first stage of the development, the only activities for tourists were to shoot slingshot and grill bananas. Nowadays the farm supplies fresh produce for the hotel's kitchen each day.
Rubber boots and wicker baskets are all you need for 'Garden Wandering', the activity that invites visitors and guests to collect vegetables "The vegetables that we gather in the morning will be eaten at lunchtime. While we are picking vegetables, we are also thinking of ideas of what to cook for the day.
"the manager of the organic farm said as he was walking along the path. In no time, the morning glory, basil leaves and butterfly pea flowers started to fill the baskets. There is an original guava farm nearby, as well as Thongdee pomelo farm, which originated from Sampran farm itself, and tall betel palm trees. "If tourists want to see a palm tree climbing show, we will hire local experts to climb and demonstrate palm fruit picking for them"
The kitchen is situated in the middle of the rice field, ready to cook the raw ingredients obtained from the duck coops and vegetable farm. Pans and charcoal grills on bamboo litters are the only kitchen equipment provided, in order to create a simple menu, such as stir-fried morning glory, omelette and fried eggs, along with a set of food in tiffin carriers, including fried pork, fried chicken in pandan leaves and chilli paste to enhance the deliciousness.
Refreshing beverages such as fresh coconut water, lotus tea and butterfly pea tea are provided. Crispy, sweet red guavas from the farm will also be served in this pavilion in the middle of the rice field. It’s so refreshing to get back to basics and absorb the atmosphere of this simple lifestyle of the past.