THE FOOD INITIATIVE

The Navadarshanam brand of food items comprises value-added farm products that offer healthier food alternatives in the Bangalore market. Guided originally by the organic farming and healthy cooking principles practiced by the Navadarshanam community, the health foods activity is today wholly managed and operated by a group of villagers under the banner of Navadarshanam Trust Self Help Group. The operation provides a reasonable alternate income to more than 25 farming families from the local village community.

SHG NEWS

  • Navadarshanam launches Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) initiative pilot – June 2016
  • New products – banana bread, peanut chikki
  • Direct Sale - Changes in delivery locations and day-of-week

 


PRODUCTS

The range of products includes whole grains  rice, wheat, millets, pulses, flours, powders, mixes, cold pressed oils, pickles and chunda, spices, tamarind, ready masalas, jaggery, ….

VISION AND VALUES

  • Offer wholesome, healthy, traditional and ecologically sustainable food choices for urban consumers
  • Ensure that ALL of the commercial benefits of the enterprise are passed on to the rural producers of food.
  • Offer a fair price to farmers who grow the produce
  • Create a better, direct and more enduring connection between urban consumers and rural producers of food.
  • Inspire urban consumers to embrace and extend their perspectives on health - from valuing personal health to valuing ecological health and taking a deeper responsibility towards societal health
  • Reduce wastage of food at every step of the process






RETAIL DISTRIBUTION

Navadarshanam products are available through the following channels:

  • Available at all Namdhari stores as well as most organic food stores in Bangalore
  • Monthly direct sale via the SHG Market at specific locations in the city – please see below for more information
  • Weekly delivery of organic vegetables, fruits and groceries to members who subscribe to the CSA Offering


NAVADARSHANAM CSA

The Navadarshanam CSA is a new offering under the SHG banner with the ultimate intent of facilitating a closer and direct partnership between the rural producers and urban consumers of food. For more information regarding how it works please click here:

SHG MARKET – DAYS AND LOCATION

Malleswaram
Day: Second Sunday of each month
Time: 11am to 1pm
Venue: Canara Union,
8th Main Road
(between 13th and 15th Cross)
Malleswaram

 

J.P.Nagar
Day: Second Sunday of each month
Time: 11am to 1pm
Venue: At the home of Vani
162/C Third Cross
J.P.Nagar III Phase
(Near St Paul School)

Whitefield
Day: Fourth Sunday of each month
Time: 11am to 1pm
Venue: At the home of Sabitha and Tharun
53-2 Laughing Waters
Varthur Road
Ramagundanahalli
Whitefield

Jayanagar
Day: Fourth Sunday of each month
Time: 11am to 1pm
Venue: Home of Shri Sivaramakrishnam
214, 39-A Cross, 7th Main
Jayanagar 5th Block
(corner house opposite Dukan)