All of the rice served in our restaurants, at banquets and functions, and in the staff cafeteria is organic. The rice is purchased directly from farmers in Amnat Charoen Province in Northeastern Thailand, who farm using organic methods. This provides a guaranteed income for the farmers, and healthy, nutritious food for our guests and our associates. Through direct purchase from farmers and cutting off the middleman, we have found that this benefits the farmers in delivering organic rice directly and to be financially profitable.
Sustainable food systems require the combined participation of farmers, buyers and consumers. Our procedures of sourcing organic produce directly from farmers and serving it in our restaurants helps promote the sustainable concept to the consumers and also supports the local farming communities with a sure income. Organic tourism in this way benefits the environment, the farmers, and our guests who appreciate the role they play whilst enjoying fresh and healthy food.
We work with a local tea producer who introduces seasonal tea blends from provinces in Thailand. Tea is a living product with its own characteristics, tantalizing aromas, vibrant colors and excellent vintages.
Teas have been consumed for nearly as long as written history extends, and bring strong cultural dimension and age-old rituals to life…providing great physical and medicinal comforts. Organic tea plantations offer healthier living and work conditions for the community. Organic teas are produced using environmentally friendly methods of cultivation.
Food waste is food that is discarded and occur at all stages of the food supply chain, from production, through to processing, retailing and consumption.
We work with Scholars of Sustenance (SOS) on food management and donation from our Rain Tree Café. In cooperation with each organizers, we organize food donations from our banquet events to be distributed to the local surrounding orphanages.