It is woven into the fabric of why we exist.
Food is a big part of our lives. It's at the centre of celebrations, can sometimes bring us comfort, but most importantly, it fuels us with what we need to live.
We don't often think about where our food comes from. How was it grown? Who grew it? Where?
Not all agricultural practices were created equal. Some practices provide us with an abundance of food, yes, but at the cost of not being very sustainable.
Cultivating with compassion is at the heart of what we do. Regenerative, sustainable, and organic cultivation practices ensure the preservation of one of the resources we use the most but often take for granted. Soil.
Crop diversification allows soil to replenish itself in nutrients that are absorbed by crop roots. It also encourages agricultures to plant crops that are native to their local environment thus not stripping the soil of nutrients other native plants need to survive. Crop diversification is necessary for long-term soil health, and as we are just learning how large of a role soil plays in sequestering carbon, supporting farmers who use climate-friendly agricultural practices is a step we can all take to help tackle climate change.
We work with a small village in Bihar that has been practicing sustainable farming for generations. Techniques passed down from mother and father, to their sons and daughters. They don't use any chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or fungicides to harvest makhana seeds. .
The prickly water lily (where Makhana seeds come from) grow in the still waters of ponds and wetlands. It doesn't require large amounts of water, nor does it need to be replanted every season.
Below are a few of our farmers with an abundance of Makhana! Your snack has a huge impact.
You allow us to continue working on our mission to make sustainable snacking the norm. Dear Snackers Makhana taste delicious, are nutritious, and are sustainable.