Chui Je Farm is located at Ping Long, a village in Lam Tsuen, Tai Po. Tai Po is saturated with a rich history–seven hundred years ago, during the end of the Song Dynasty, there were already settlers. For generations, the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees were said to be supernatural spirits. Hence, villagers and tourists alike flocked to the banyans to wish for good fortune. The natural environment of Lam Tsuen is perfect for crop-growing. Aside from farming, Chui Je also sells hand-crafted goods like sugar ginger and tangerine peel and lemon stewed rock sugar.
Workshops by Chui Je are held every once in a while. These activities are family-friendly and are typically day trips. They are held in Yuen Long and participants may take the chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and experience harvesting corncobs and organic vegetables. Chui Je herself personally prepares a host of hand-crafted food, including lemon with old tangerine peel, ginger and brown sugar tea, and traditional tea fruit. All contain traditional Hakka flavours. Every Chinese holiday, she would prepare her own turnip cakes and traditional rice cakes. With such a high variety of food, there has to be one which strikes your fancy!
Homegrownfoods' founder, Mr. Lee, and Chui Je are old friends and longstanding business partners. During one of their conversations, Chui Je said, "I've worked as a farmer for decades. This year was one of the toughest. I hope everyone cherishes food because to me, seeing my crops grow well and harvesting them is one of my happiest moments. I'm thankful to all the people who support local farmers, and I will continue to work hard on my workshops. It is through these activities that more people are introduced to local farmers, and get to know them and what they stand for. It is immensely encouraging to be supported as a small local business–we do need all the help we can get!"