5 Reasons Eating Food from Local Farms like Vaksana Farms is Great!

If you wish to learn how to improve your diet, start by purchasing food from restaurants, grocery stores, and meal prep services that buy their meat and produce from nearby farms. Popularity ebbs and flows for diet trends like plant-based, low-carb, raw eating, Whole 30, prebiotic, and Mediterranean diets. However, buying groceries and preparing meals from local farms can substantially impact your health, which should be discussed more frequently.

Our visitors to our farm love eating the food because it is locally sourced and healthily cooked in the traditional style.

There is great value in doing the extra study necessary to identify stores where you may buy locally farmed food.

Eating food from farms is healthier.

The most obvious way of eating and preparing meals is by growing and using local produce. Local food is healthier. Contrary to popular belief, the time it takes for your food to travel from the farm to the market and finally to your table affects the quantity of nutrients it contains.

As soon as fruits and vegetables are harvested, a decomposition process begins in which their nutrients are destroyed. When you get around to eating them, they will have fewer nutrients because you put off eating them longer. We are very particular about the vegetable we grow and use in our dishes.

Fresh food from a farm taste better.

Yes, the food you can find locally will be healthier for your body. We usually eat for pleasure in addition to merely fuelling our bodies. From local food, we make regional dishes. Regional cuisine does not taste better. It is one of the best ways to maintain your health. Eating food that is sourced locally benefits your community. Committing to eating locally will be advantageous for everyone.


The average large-chain supermarket or multinational industrial farm will survive fine without your patronage. Consuming food from farms like ours benefits you by helping you detox from the fast-food culture. Eating food from local sources is better for the environment.

The truth is that preparing meals with ingredients from nearby farms also has a good effect on the soil.

It takes a lot of energy and fuel to transport all the food from big farm factories to supermarket stores in other states and nations. These things have a huge carbon footprint, as you might expect. Supporting a business that uses less shipping and, as a result, produces fewer greenhouse gases that harm our environment, you can support local farms by purchasing their products.

Farm Fresh Food Maintains Your Connectivity

When you stop to consider it; purchasing produce from large, worldwide supermarket chains thousands of miles away is a relatively new practice. For thousands of years, humans had a far closer bond with their food, and as a result, with their surroundings and other people. You get to know the neighbourhood farmers when you purchase locally. You gain knowledge of the land, the seasons, and the food that grows on it. It offers the chance to learn more about nature and agriculture, enabling you to connect with your food.

Safer Consumption

Recently, customers have begun looking for food goods that are transparent and safe. Local food has emerged as the essential component in finding food free of toxic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilisers that are usual in traditional farming practices as a manner of achieving this. Consuming them can lead to significant health issues like cancer and headaches. Because their products do not need to travel far, small-scale farms typically do not utilise chemicals, food additives, enzymes, flavourings, and preservatives to help improve their foods. They also rarely package their products in materials that may contain chemicals. Growers will likely be receptive to sharing their ideas and practice, so do not hesitate to ask questions.

Shorter Food Supply Chain: Produce purchased locally is often plucked 24 hours after purchase. Less handling during the distribution process means fewer steps from farm to plate, which reduces the risk of bacterial or viral contamination. Our kitchen is full of vegetables and fruits, which we grew less than 500 metres away. Food that does not have to travel as far has a higher nutritional value and, not to mention, better flavour because produce can ripen naturally.

Nutrient Dense: Choosing fresh foods implies selecting whole and little processed foods. Critical nutrients like potassium and magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamins C and A can all be found in higher concentrations in food harvested at the height of ripeness. Fruits

and vegetables include antioxidants and polyphenols that are extremely good for your health, especially when you eat various fruits and vegetables. The consumption of “empty calorie foods”—frequently heavy in sodium, saturated fat, and sugar—is reduced when processed food is substituted with whole foods. This can enhance the health of your heart, blood, brain, gastrointestinal system, and vision.

Physical and Social Possibilities: Supporting local farmers opens opportunities for community-supported agriculture, farmers’ markets, and perhaps even learning to grow your food, which can be more physically active than buying conventional foods. Gardening challenges may be physically demanding and informative, whether in your own house or at a local farm. Additionally, enhancing the health and suppleness of the mind while learning and practising new abilities can help.

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Grow More with Less – Build Your Own Mandala Garden

Vaksana Farms has a beautiful mandala garden—those who love art and gardening love learning the techniques we have used to build this beautiful structure.  

If you are wondering what a mandala garden is, it is designed in a circular form. This type of gardening has been around for so long, but it has only recently become popular due to the increase in urban and container gardening. It is a way to use space more efficiently, as the shape allows more plants to be grown in the same area.

Our mandala garden at Vaksana Farms is easy to maintain and does not require a lot of tools or effort. They allow for various complexity levels depending on your experience and skill. Beginners may prefer a smaller single-ring design, while more experienced gardeners prefer larger multi-ring designs.

Our Mandala Garden is visually pleasing with its symmetrical pattern, and we have tailored it to suit your aesthetic preference. 

Our garden is aesthetically pleasing and adds a touch of beauty to any outdoor setting. With the addition of colourful flowers and plants, these gardens can become a visual masterpiece that will envy your neighbours. 

You can go straightforward or ornate with different plant types and colours – endless possibilities!

Benefits of Mandala Gardens

Mandala gardening is a unique approach to working with space, providing many exciting benefits. For starters, mandala gardens allow you to maximize available space. Given that straight lines typically limit traditional rows, mandala gardens will enable you to creatively use the area while increasing your crop yield in the same room.

For those with limited time and resources, it requires minimal maintenance and often results in bountiful harvests despite the small effort needed. It also encourages biodiversity, with different plants growing intermingled with various soil areas – this allows beneficial insects and pollinators to flourish while strengthening your garden’s overall health.





How to Get Started with a Mandala Garden

Ready to get started? All you need to do is create a space suitable for your plants and then arrange them in the circular shape of a mandala. Here is how to get started:

Choose an Ideal Spot

The first step is to choose the right spot for your mandala garden. Remember that sunlight, wind, and drainage must be considered when deciding on a location for outdoor mandala gardens. You will also want enough room for the plants of your choice. Consider any existing paths or sitting areas around your yard before selecting a spot.

Mark Out Your Design

Once you know where you want your mandala garden, mark out where it will be located by creating a circle with some rope or string. This will help determine the size and shape of your garden.

Plant Your Mandala Garden

Now for the fun part: planting! Put together a combination of plants with different heights and shapes that complement each other visually—there is no one “right” combination. It is entirely up to you. Make sure they have similar soil and water needs so they all thrive together in their space. Remember, there is no need to cram as many plants as possible into the design; aim for diversity instead of quantity!



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Vaksana Farms – A Gardener’s Paradise – Soak up on Seed, Soil, and Sun!

Home gardens and kitchen gardens draw inspiration from Vaksana Farms. The farm is living proof that you can have a beautiful garden without harmful chemicals to the environment and without synthetic fertilizers.

We love having our guests who love exploring the farm. When they come here, they feel one with nature. They learn so many new things and try to implement them in their homes.

Our 13-acre farm has a vast assortment of trees, shrubs and plants.

We have some of the best assortment of plants around. Hundreds of houseplants and all the gardening equipment needed to keep your plants happy and healthy are packed into our space.

You are closer to a plant than you would think. As we all know, photosynthesis is the process by which plants create sustenance by utilizing sunlight. This is something your body is capable of. Sunlight enables your skin to produce vitamin D, one of the required nutrients.

Growing Herbs & Vegetables

Seasonal root vegetables, leafy vegetables, herbs, and citrus grow in Vaksana Farms. We have a vast selection of seeds that you may start on your own, or if you prefer, we can begin seedlings for you in advance.


Depending on the health and happiness of the plant, perennials will return for more than two seasons. Perennial aboveground growth typically dies each winter and sprouts back from the same root system the following spring. However, there are some exceptions. Some perennials may leave behind woody stems that bloom again in the spring, while others will only partially die back in the winter.

We offer various perennial flowers, vines, hardy ground coverings, and other perennials, all of which will give your yard or garden the ideal colour and shape.

Trees & Shrubs

Our farm has many lovely trees, shrubs, and floral nursery products. Suppose you are planning a project for your garden or yard you can get amazing tips staying at a farm like ours.

Guide to Successful Planting

  1. Call before digging

A few days before planting, call the national 811 hotlines to locate underground facilities.

  1. Before planting

Be sure to plant in well-drained soil. Many of our local grounds contain clay. Dig a hole and fill it with water to test if the soil is draining. If the water does not drain within 12 hours, it may contain clay, and the floor should be replaced.

  1. Planting a hole

To plant a tree or shrub, dig a hole twice the diameter and 6 to 8 inches deeper than the root ball, replacing 6 to 8 inches of soil with rich backfill. Then compact this 6 to 8 inches of soil. Once the plant is in the hole, the top of the root should be slightly above or below the earth’s surface.

  1. Place the plant in the hole.

Remove any tags, wires, or ropes from the log or trunk. Go ahead and plant!

Creating Aisles

Imagine your planting beds’ paths when buckets of water fall from the sky. If the landscaping fabric is installed, the tracks, turn into gutters that quickly rush rainwater off your field.

Do you want the rain to come down in your area? No.

In addition to overloading nearby waterways, all that runoff may carry too many nutrients, contaminating the water. Instead, if you have cultivated aisles, you will probably lose a lot of soil with the runoff, and your plants will get a lot of mud splattered on them, making it more challenging to process for the market. Additionally, the weight of all those raindrops will compact your soil even more.

The garden only appeared after some time. Vegetable garden beds were constructed gradually, and perennials were added to various garden areas. They started growing perennials from seeds and selling them directly on their property because they wanted to share their work with others. We have a plant mandala. You can read about it in our next blog.

However, the garden and the surrounding area provide us with all we need to be fully human. We can rely on this integrity because “humanness” is a product of the environment.

Come and enjoy a great farm experience at Vaksana Farms.

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