A random search on the web about Cameron Highlands usually generates results regarding tea plantations, strawberry farms, butterfly farms, bee apiaries, charcoal steamboat restaurant as well as tea and scones. Here’s something you might not know about the rolling hills and majestic mountains – organically grown vegetables.
Cameron Organic Produce Sdn Bhd is one of the pioneers when it comes to organic farming. Lee Ong Sing and six other partners ventured into organic farms and vegetables years ago. According to Lee, they had a hard time when they first started organic farming. Fortunately, times have changed in the last 10 years and the market for organically grown vegetables is expanding in recent years. After all, growing without harmful chemicals is better for the environment.
Those who know nothing about organically grown vegetables and the process, do not hesitate to contact Lee for a free guided tour around the organic farm. After all, Lee strongly believes the philosophy ‘sharing is caring’. He would love to educate people on health benefits of eating organic vegetables.
Cameron Organic Produce Sdn Bhd has plenty of organic farms around Cameron Highlands. Usually, Lee brings visitors for a free guided tour to the farm in Brinchang. As you strike up a conversation with Lee, you’ll notice his passion towards organic farming. He begins by explaining the various process and methods of organic farming. Lee will show visitors around the farm and point out the organic vegetables available.
During an hour or so guided tour, you’ll eventually learn that no pesticide or artificial fertilizers are used in organic farming. Instead of relying noxious chemical fertilizers to provide nutrients to the soil and kill insects, organic farming resorts to chicken droppings and mixes it with other natural resources to be used as fertilizer. Since no pesticide is used in organic farming, the farmers use pheromones to trap and attract insect predators (for breeding). Other methods used in organic farming include croprotation.
Lee advised consumers to think twice when it comes to purchasing organic vegetables. It is best to purchase organically grown vegetables from shops that sell only organic vegetables instead of those readily available in hypermarket. So if you are looking for a chance to learn more about organic farm and vegetables, feel free to contact Lee Ong Sing few days in advance for a free guided tour in cameron.
Cameron Organic Steamboat, belongs to Cameron Organic Produce is a must try for organic vegetable lovers and is the first organic steamboat in Malaysia.
For reservation, please call:
Lee Ong Sing
Cameron Organic Produce Sdn Bhd
MDCH 10, Bandar Baru,
39 100 Brinchang
Tel: 05-491 4807/491 5011