Want more mangoes grown the organic way?
Head to The Shandy on Luz Church Road offers Alphonso, Banganapalli and Imam Pasand. And mango pulp.
Sourced from Chengalpattu, Madurantakam and Ennore, these mangoes are not subjected to chemicals of any kind. Some of them are also packed and sent off to other retail customers.
When P. B. Murali and Hari Sethuraman started off, they were people who provided space for farmers who followed the traditional methods of farming to come to Chennai and sell their produce every Sunday. Today, owning 70 acres of land near Madhurantakam, they are known in the area for their flavoursome mangoes.
The fruit market is open throughout the week. However, the vegetables section is open only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
“Our focus,” says Hari Sethuraman, “is on the quality of the crops. That is what we are trying to improve. Our methods of farming involve all the changes taking place in nature, so there’s no room for failure. We have also influenced farmers around our land to do the same. We buy their yield for us to sell it here, at The Shandy.”
The Shandy provides free home delivery to all orders above Rs. 1500, provided it is within 5km radius from the store.
At 77/177, Luz Church Road, Mylapore. Ph: 7708612348/48538742
- Report, photo by Rajeshwari Rao