Himalayan Haat, New Delhi
Himalayan Haat is a social enterprise that was started in 2014 by the mother-daughter duo (Indira and Divya Chowfin) in our farm kitchen in Pauri, Uttarakhand. It was soon after we lost our husband/dad who had been farming here for decades. We realized that there was no real market for the fantastic produce farmers grew here anymore. It was either sold for a pittance or consumed by the family or just distributed. We wanted to change that. Indira had been making preserves, sauces and concentrates for decades. So we decided to use fresh produce from our farm, supplemented with naturally grown local produce, to make artisanal homemade products. We now make a wide range of seasonal preserves, sauces, juice concentrates, pickles, herbal infusions, and herbed salts. More importantly, we employ, train, and enable local village women to get financially independent. Our aim is to help them become financially independent while enabling them to create gourmet, beautifully packaged products that they can be incredibly proud of.