Outdoor Dining!

If dining at the farm could be this fun, we would love to do it everyday. This was a collaboration between Of Sorts Dining and Blueboots Farm, where we gathered among the wild trees and farm crops to enjoy nature at its best.

 

Farm to table with friends who love to gather. The event was something that everyone could enjoy, in tasting the food and getting to know where their food comes from.

Everything was laid on banana leaves, at the farm’s saung. Making the experience a truly unforgettable one.

 

Hantaran for This Eid

Driven by the same values of honoring local wisdom and elevating our craft in our native Indonesia, SukkhaCitta, TAN-EUH and Blueboots Farm are joining hands this Eid Fitri to bring you a thoughtful reminder of what matters: human connection.
Hantaran is our exploration to bridge Indonesia’s ancient craftsmanship and bountiful produce with modern techniques and aesthetic. It is an embodiment of our social culture of giving in a time of festivities.
Each of the items in this hamper has been thoughtfully designed and handcrafted to bring forward the integrity inherent in our local wisdom. They were slowly made by remarkable artisans, using only local and natural resources.
We hope this simple thought can bring you and your loved ones together in the spirit of shared togetherness, especially in this time where divisiveness strikes.
Within this package you will find a couple of goodness which are perfect to be shared for Eid Fitri. Blueboots Farm’s jams are among the goodness in this Hantaran. A delectable Jackfruit and Strawberries Jam is made by slowly cooking freshly picked jackfruits and strawberries that were handpicked from farms in Cijeruk and Lembang. It is a great boost of vitamin C and can be enjoyed as spread on your morning toast, oatmeal or even to add flavor in your smoothie.
The other jam is Blueboots Farm’s Lemongrass & Blue Pea Jam. Fresh blue pea flowers, lime and lemongrass were slowly cooked in simmering heat to create this beautiful jam. Fresh and floral-scented, it is perfect to be shared with loved ones over a warm toast and tea.
In the Hantaran, you will also find a SukkhaCitta’s scarf. This scarf is handloomed using 100% unbleached cotton that is slowly dipped in natural, fermented Indigofera Tinctoria. The lines are accomplished using the complex Double Ikat technique to resist the dye, then put randomly on both the warp and the weft to create this modern asymmetry of lines. The weavers manually change between two shuttles, creating a silent orchestra of threads that cannot be replicated by machines.
TAN-EUH’s pineapple crisps is one thing that you wouldn’t want to miss from this Hantaran. The pineapples are grown by farmers in Central Java at the feet of Gunung Slamet. Harvested carefully by hands and slowly dehydrated at 40C to retain beneficial enzymes for the body.
Last but not least, we have Pandan Cookies, which pandan is grown organically at Blueboots farm in Bogor and slowly dehydrated to retain its signature aroma. Baked into delicious bite-size by Surely/Someday+Kitchen.
All of this goodness is impossible to be created without the collaboration of our precious friends for this Eid. To order please email samantha@blueboots.farm.

School Tripping

We had some guests sometime ago! These are the kids of Sekolah Cikal Serpong. They came as a part of their year 7 school’s program to learn about nature and biodiversity.

Samantha of Blueboots Farm gave a brief presentation about organic farming and how we work with nature to grow the crops.

The kids were excited to get to know various edible plants, harvesting, smelling and tasting the crops. Apparently not everyone has seen some of the plants there were at Blueboots Farm. Perhaps 95% of the plants at Blueboots Farm, they have not seen before! So it was an important part to tell them about where their food comes from. They also learned about basic planting from potting mix, planting seeds, transplanting and maintenance. Digging and harvesting sweet potatoes was one thing that everyone did, although mostly the boys who were into it 🙂

Here’s a snippet of how their work sheet looks like:

Then we do a simple harvest of aromatic local herbs at the farm. These herbs were then made into salsa in a jar.

The most exciting time came when it was lunch time! A generous spread of nasi liwet, with edible flowers and vegetables freshly harvested from the farm were laid on top of banana leaf so everyone can share. The salsa that we made before from the herbs was eaten with Blueboots Chips and Edamame Hummus. Our recently built saung became the suitable for lunch on the day.

In the end everyone was tired but learned so many thing. They learned about the importance of guarding ecosystem and keeping biodiversity in order for food security.

Introducing Our Farm Manager

Pak Andi has been helping us at Blueboots Farm to manage the farm. He was a true local, born in Bogor and was studying at SMK Pertanian KORNITA Dramaga. An experienced guy across various fields of agriculture (including horticulture, mushroom and chilli farming), supported with great administrative skill too.

His favourite plants are organic fruits and veggies. Pak Andi is passionate to grow commodities with high economic values, which are easy to grow, easy to maintain and have low production cost. During his time at Blueboots Farm, he has learned about new plants, local plants, turning farm produces into marketable products and innovation in creating agriculture products. Definitely something different from what he has done before.

Slow Food Jakarta Network Outing

Slow Food Jakarta Network’s first outing to BSP Farm!

Blueboots Farm + Platform Usaha Sosial

We will be speaking at an event with Platform Usaha Sosial next week, especially about social entrepreneurship. Come and meet us!

Mindful Farming and Harvesting with Blueboots Farm
17 May 2017
18.30 – 20.30
@america, Pacific Place Level 3,
SCBD, Jakarta

Leftovers Party!

Some photos from the amazing Disco Soup Party that we held at 1/15 Coffee, Gandaria. Lots of people were there bringing their leftovers and excess food, fruits and vegetables. There were produces from Blueboots Farm that we brought there including bananas because we have lots of! We made various of ice cream on the day from the lovely ingredients that everyone brought. We successfully made chocolate chip cookies ice cream, berries ice cream, (Blueboots Farm) peanut butter & cacao nibs ice cream and also sangria ice cream! Who could’ve thought that leftovers can be turned into such yummy ice creams.

Making beverages and vegetable food from extra ingredients that people brought to 1/15 Coffee.

Blue pea tea with electric daisy from overabundant harvest from Arumdalu Lab and sangria from unused wine bottles infused with apples, oranges & mint from the guests’ house.

We watched some TedX videos on the day while chatting and mingling, also had the chance to Skype with the slow food community in Japan. Overall, a successful event, which we hope can attract more people next time 🙂

Farmpreneurs from Ende

So excited to be able to share few things with these potential farmpreneurs from Ende, Flores. We were discussing about branding and the strategies in turning farm produces into marketable products.

Blueboots Farm on Cleo Magazine

A little something about Samantha Gunawan of Blueboots Farm on Cleo Magazine 🙂