Mapopo, which stands for ‘the baby of Ma Shi Po Village’ in Chinese, was founded by local villagers in 2010. Passionate about nature conservation, this community farm practices sustainable agriculture and actively hosts markets, guided tours, and workshops to attract urban Hongkongers to their farm. Learn how to DIY compost with your own kitchen waste, or simply enjoy the abundance of freshly harvested veg. To purchase directly from Mapopo Community Farm, pop on over to their Life Market and Farm Market held on most Wednesdays and Sundays. Refer to their official website and Facebook for updates.
Times are changing. What with the outbreak restricting movement between countries and causing health concerns. Then there’s climate change, making us rethink how we should all be treating our planet. As a result, more Hongkongers have been turning to local farms, not only for fresher produce but also as a way to support local communities while helping the local economy too. So, whether you want to pick up groceries for your next meal, or looking to experience the beauty of rural areas for yourself, here are five local farms to get you going. By Elaine Wong