“Exploring Vanich Farm Packages” Live and Learn Thai Traditional Way of Life! 3 hours of all new experience and happiness you can get from nowhere else but here!
Package 1 – “Being a Farmer, backbone of the country” The proverbs saying “Rice is Life.” and “Farmers are Backbone of the Country.” are true. Farmer is a person engaged in agriculture, referring mainly in Thailand to those who work in the rice field. It is said that farmers are the biggest population in Thailand as Thai people consume rice as the main course for meals. Farmer is traditional occupation of Thai people from generation to generation. Farmers mostly live at the countryside or suburban peacefully. To start off the activity, you will be warmly welcomed in Thai traditional way. Freshen up with welcome drinks; Mulberry juice and corn milk fresh from our farm. You will get to know more of local Thai farmer’s way of life. To begin, you will need to change your outfit to Mauhom shirt, cropped pants and Thai farmer’s hat. We will take you to the rice field by E-taan, a local mini tractor. It will be an exciting experience you will ever get. Moreover, to give you better understanding on rice cultivation, we will have more explanation on Rice cycle and farmer’s way of life while you are doing paddy cultivation trial. You will learn how to scatter rice seeds, transplant seedlings by hand to the field, and harvest rice crops. There will be photo shooting every step and additional activity of making a scarecrow which you can take as souvenir. Scarecrow is made to discourage birds and crows from disturbing recently growing crops.
Package 2 – “Getting closer to Kwaii, Thai Water Buffalo!” Water buffalo and Thai people have got connections for such a long time especially in the ancient time when people were using water buffaloes in many agricultural works so that it was said “Water buffalo (Kwai) is life of Thai people”. In the past, Thai people thanked and returned kindness to water buffalo by arranging the blessing ceremony at the end of harvesting season. We would not kill buffalo for meat but would raise them until the end of their lifespan. To start off the activity, you will be warmly welcomed in Thai traditional way. Freshen up with welcome drinks; Mulberry juice and corn milk fresh from our farm. Get your dress changed with the outfit we prepared for easily participation in our activity with water buffaloes. To have a better understanding, we will provide you information about these beautiful and helpful buffaloes such as their background, their types, their way of live, and their life cycle including how we use them in various ways of agricultural works. The activities are including bathing, feeding, talking to, living with and plowing the rice field with them. Specially, you will get to ride on water buffaloes and the two-wheeled cart drawn by water buffalo along the rice field and off course taking photos to take away home as souvenir.
Package 3 - “Cooking Thai food, from Home-Grown Garden” From generation to generation, Thai food cooking is considered as national identity and significant culture of the country. From the survey of top 50 world’s best dishes of the year 2011 by CNN, many Thai dishes were ranked in the list such as Massaman Curry, Tom Yam Goong and Tom Kha Gai. Vanich farm invites you to experience new and different creativity of cooking by utilizing ingredients from our home-grown vegetables and herbs garden. To start off the activity, you will be warmly welcomed in Thai traditional way. Freshen up with welcome drinks; Mulberry juice and corn milk fresh from our farm as well as snacks. You will learn more the benefits of Thai herbs which are ingredients of your selected dish. Hand-pick your own selective vegetables and herbs to create your favorite dish! Most excited part is the kitchen itself. Thai traditional ancient house as the kitchen is the charm of Thai cooking. It will be surely one of your memorable experiences. You will also get Thai cooking certificate and photos back home with happiness.