While ‘Eco-friendly’, ‘go green’ ‘being kind to nature’ are words and phrases have mostly remained mere buzz words for many, there are a select few among us who are passionate enough to go that extra mile to be really ecofriendly. Mysore-based Chida Shivanna is one such intensely passionate person who is not only considerate towards the environment but also made sure he builds a sustainable enterprise as well.
Being an engineer by profession, he worked at various technology firms in the United States until 2002. However, he always dreamed of creating an organic farm in his hometown. This dream eventually was realized in the form of ‘Oxygen Acres’ – a vast green farm that produces organic milk and milk products from pure and hygienically bred cows.
Located in a village called Aregowdana Halli on the outskirts of Mysore, the Oxygen Acres farm has today become well known among people who seek organic food products not just in Mysore, but across the country as well. Talking about the progress and popularity of his farm, Chida Shivanna says, “When we first thought of coming up with a place like this, our idea was only to cater to our family and a few close friends. But with time, the word of mouth spread, and many who heard about our milk products began asking for larger supply and thus our business began witnessing progress.”
While there are many organic farms and milk producers across the country, Oxygen Acres stands out due to its immense focus on preserving freshness and hygiene. Shivanna says “Freshness, hygiene, and health is our key focus. He states, “We initially started with 4 cows on the farm and we have 40 cows today. But for a year and a half now, we haven’t bought any more cows since we want to concentrate on maintaining the health and hygiene of our place and the cows. We are happy with what we do.” The milk we sell is untouched by human hands. Our cows are milked by milking machines, and the milk is stored and delivered in reusable hygienic food-grade containers.
Ask the brain behind this beautiful place as to how he feels about establishing a place that’s not just eco-friendly, but is also catering to those who love going organic. Being a modest person, Shivanna simply says, “It’s a good feeling; many of my friends in the US are so happy about what I do and it inspires them to do something similar and go organic.” We at Simple Soul are happy to bring fresh Ghee from the Oxygen acre farms to your doorstep in Mysore. To know more, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.