A visit to CH seemed like the perfect kick off to our family getaway. I was more than thrilled when Andrew graciously invited us to visit his fruits and vegetable farms at Tringkap. So, with no time to lose, we all piled into his vegetable truck and trundled up the hill. It was a rough ride through the curving, narrow and undulating roads that passed through the farms which has resulted an epic pain in the butt for all of us.
Anyway, it was a rewarding experience having to see the vast expanse of vegetable farms with a stunning landscape. Incase you are wondering, many such farms across CH welcome visits from tourists everywhere. Those farmers that welcome visitors will normally advertise, either in the local media, or through adverts in local shops. In this case, I happened to be visiting my friend Andrew last weekend and stopped in to meet his family and toured his farm. They are leasing around 20 acres of some of the most stunning farm land in Tringkap. They have lush green meadows, big trees, a small creek and a pond, a few barns and a pretty farm house.
Suffice to say, the farm visit was quite an eye-opener and definitely worth visiting. Before we leave the place, Andrew generously offered us an abundance of free fresh produce from his farm. I just want to thank him again for his kind generosity and hospitality throughout our entire stay in Tringkap.
Here are some snapshots for your viewing pleasure.
it was incredible seeing rows and rows of vegetables as far as the eye can see.
Vegetable farms are located throughout the highlands and you will see numerous farms all the way from here to Tringkap and beyond.
Everywhere I turned, I noticed varieties of green or something just as satisfying to the eye. I just couldn't resist taking pictures. They are so eye catching.
Most farmers will either walk up the hill (they can really walk), driving old Land Rovers or taking bike rides as means of transportation to their respective farms.
we went for a stroll within the farm. The main fruit and vegetable crops grown in the farm include mustard green, cabbages, maizes, butternut pumpkin, green peas, oranges, french beans, tomatoes and some herb plants.
machinery used in farming. the field was rather thick mud, making it difficult to walk
This is Andrew's adorable daughter, Kim. Now, do you have any idea what she's pointing at?
Look, it is an icky, sticky, creepy crawlie. You should have seen me screamed inside. Ewwwwww