July 27, 2020

Connecting Bangkokians with farmers

The crisis has also affected a lot of farmers, with the export of agricultural products put on hold and many restaurants no longer putting in as much nor any orders at all. To help the hard-hit agricultural sector, a few restaurateurs have become mediators between small producers and consumers, selling foods items at fair prices with all the profits going directly to the former. These include Supaksorn Jongsiri, the chef/owner of Sorn and Baan Ice, who is selling fruits and organic eggs from his restaurants; and Duangporn Songvisava and Dylan Jones, the chef couple behind fine-dining restaurant Bo.lan, who have come up with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes containing fresh vegetables, fruits and meats sourced from their suppliers.

X