Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hong Kong with Children - Go Green Organic Farm

What does Hong Kong remind you of? Eating non-stop? Shopping non-stop? In fact, Hong Kong offers more than that! Do you know that there are many farms in Hong Kong? We visited Go Green Organic Farm, which is located in Yuen Long (元朗) in New Territories. Although there are many farms in New Territories, we decided to visit this one because it is one of the few that is located conveniently near MTR station - Kam Sheung Road Station (錦上路). 

We visited the farm on a weekday, so it was very quiet, and we were one of the two families there! We were greeted by some rabbits and a guinea pig at the entrance of the farm. 

A staff informed us that we could purchase the animal feed at HKD20. The feed was actually one big piece of leaf. After a short while, another staff brought two goats out. Our children were excited to see the goats!

Initially, I thought that the leaf was rather expensive. However, we could tear it into many small stripes, and it took us quite some time to finish feeding the animals with that piece of leaf!

Actually, other than accessibility, another reason why I chose to visit this farm was to pick strawberries. It was a pity that the climate was unusually warm - imagine 27 degrees Celsius in early December in Hong Kong! So the strawberries were not ready for picking when we visited there in early December 2016. The price was HKD90 per pound, which I felt was actually rather expensive.

Other than feeding a few animals, we could actually pick vegetables. If I remember correctly, the price was HKD70 per pound. However, we gave it a miss, as we would not be able to cook the vegetable soon.

There was a play area where the children had fun, while we sat under the parasol to relax. The air was very fresh, completely different from the quality of air in town area!

This farm also offers rental of plots of land for farming and camping. It was quite an eye-opening experience for our urban children to see how a farm look like.

This farm used to have Hello Kitty theme in the past, so we could still see some Hello Kitty around!

Though it was quite a disappointment that we couldn't pick strawberries as we planned, we actually quite enjoyed the tranquil atmosphere at the farm.

If you are planning to visit this farm, I would suggest that you should visit on a weekend instead of weekdays. Because the farm organises activities like strawberry making class (at a fee) on weekends. In addition, other than visiting the farm, you can also visit Kam Sheung Road Flea Market located just next to MTR station on weekends.

Go Green Organic Farm
Opening hours: 9.30 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily, Tuesday and Wednesday are for reserved for group bookings
Admission fee (not stated in their website, so I sent them a Facebook message to check): HKD20 per pax on Monday, Thursday & Friday. HKD30 on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. 
How to get there:
Take MTR to Kam Sheung Road Station (錦上路). From exit A, walk across an open car park, turn right, cross an underpass, and turn left to reach the farm.

Information about Farms in Hong Kong

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