SAGE started it’s journey as a store that sold naturally grown vegetables & groceries. Driven by the philosophy of sustainability and staying authentic in the long run, SAGE chose to engage in active farming and a few months down the line, local & fresh farm produce started flowing in. Embodying the philosophy of farm-to-table, SAGE Farm Cafe was born in 2017. Today, the café serves some incredible dishes, built from scratch with our local produce which changes with the seasons. The farm has been engaged in natural farming centered on the principles of permaculture since 2015. The three verticals of SAGE – the Farm, the Cafe, and the Store, all work in harmony and feed off of each other’s synergies, keeping our core philosophy of sustainability alive & thriving.
All the farms managed under the SAGE umbrella are centred on the principles of ‘permaculture’. While ensuring that no harm is inflicted on the person planting or consuming, permaculture focuses intensely on ensuring the soil that food is grown on is constantly nurtured. Our farms are a bio-diverse forest carrying a variety of species of vegetables, fruits and animals, existing in harmony. We produce our own homemade fertilisers through composting and make natural pesticides to avoid usage of harmful chemicals. We reproduce seeds on our farm and use native seeds to ensure greater flavour for the vegetables.
When it comes to Cattle & Poultry, both have an important role in keeping the ecosystem thriving. Cows are an integral part of any natural farm as their excretion is critical to the nourishment of the soil. Our farms host both buffaloes and cows; The milk produced by these animals is used in the café to prepare beverages, ice creams, cheeses and more. As for our free-range chickens, they are allowed to graze throughout the farm and feed on the natural flora & fauna, absolutely stress free. Free range birds tend to feed on insects that are often harmful to the crop; This symbiotic relationship allows the fruits and vegetables to grow while ensuring a good protein dosage for the animals.
With local & fresh produce flowing in regularly from our farms, it was only natural for the cafe to curate a farm-to-table menu. The vision for Sage Farm Cafe however, goes way beyond celebrating local seasonal produce and supporting local producers. As a producer, we know the amount of work and patience it takes to create a small bunch of Spinach or one head of Cauliflower. In 2016, when we grew Roselle flowers for the first time, we fell in love with their flavour. But before we knew it, they were gone. We had to wait a whole year for another crop. We immediately learned how to pickle it, ferment it and preserve it so it would last as long as possible and our customers could continue to enjoy some of our dishes through the year while allowing us to minimise wastage of food. But as a consumer, we often take the produce for granted and focus almost entirely on the spices it’s cooked in. It is this aspect of consumption that we want to impact. For all the time taken to grow and cook food, we want our patrons to spend just a fraction of that time understanding what it is they are eating and to slow down a little to just relish that bite a little more.
Browse through the menu below to view our dishes.
The store aggregates safe and naturally grown products from a variety of sources. These products are curated not only to ensure their quality, but also to make it easy for customers to make a healthy and sustainable lifestyle choice. In order to reduce our carbon footprint, we try to source products from local vendors as much as possible. Single-use plastic is one of the biggest pollutants and extremely hazardous to the environment, therefore all our produce is stored in glass jars and packed on order in either paper or cloth bags, while encouraging customers to carry their own containers when visiting the store. Apart from organic foods, meat & dairy, we also offer eco-friendly alternatives to lifestyle products that are conventionally made of plastic as well as a limited range of all natural personal care products. SAGE is also the exclusive distributor for Daily Dump Khambas, a natural home composting solution. SAGE is committed to living in harmony with the environment in all aspects of life and offering the same choice to our customers.