Do you ever wonder how the food you eat reached you? What hard work goes behind it? Who helps you maintain a continuous supply of food?
Yes, it's the farmers and their hard work.
We often complain about the high price of the crops or vegetables we buy. But hardly do we think about the farmers, their lives, and the conditions they live in.
Perhaps you have heard of Lakadong turmeric.
And are curious to dig deep and discover everything about Lakadong?
Well, you are in the right place. At Zizira, we have partnered with real farmers, in the #LakadongCountry, a group of villages about 90kms from Shillong, that grow the best turmeric in the world.
A week ago, we decided to take a trip down to these villages, meet our farmers, and experience their daily work in Lakadong.
This blog is a diary of sorts, of our trip.
Last week, at Zizira, we sort of played this game. Suddenly we were associating the word Turmeric with Festival!
I soon discovered one of the most outrageous Haldi Festivals of India. It seems to have started from an auspicious ceremony for the folk deity of the Deccan Plateau named Khandoba. This deity goes by many other names. The history behind this diety's legend seems fascinating. Instead of trying to explain the history, read Dr. Prachi Moghe excellent and short article "Touch of Turmeric"