Located in the picturesque village of Desa Lolohan, in the heart of Kec. Bayan in Lombok Utara, lies Saifana (instagram @saifanaorganicfarm)—a unique destination that seamlessly blends gardening, learning, and culinary exploration. Here, visitors have the opportunity to not only feast on delicious local dishes but also gain insight into the art of gardening and the rich tapestry of flavors offered by the region’s spices, fruits, and vegetables, and also be exposed to a healthy lifestyle.
Discovering the Garden & The Bountiful Harvest
One of the highlights of visiting Saifana is the chance to explore their thriving garden. Guests are invited to take a leisurely stroll through the lush greenery, where they can learn the ins and outs of gardening and familiarize themselves with the various tools involved. This immersive experience offers a unique glimpse into the cultivation of local trees, fruits, and vegetables. There are more than plenty to learn in this unique destination! However, the real joy of Saifana’s garden lies in its harvest. Here, you can witness the beauty of nature as you pick your own eggplants, carrots, long beans, mushrooms, cucumbers, tomatoes, chilis, bitter melon, spinach, and more. It’s a hands-on lesson in understanding the seasons and the natural rhythms of food production.
After your garden adventure, it’s time to head to the kitchen. Saifana offers the opportunity to cook alongside local chefs who will introduce you to the secrets of preparing authentic Indonesian dishes. Menus are created based on what’s ready to harvest in the garden, ensuring the freshest ingredients are used. You can savor traditional dishes such as tempe and sambal goreng, crafted with care and attention to detail.
Plant-Based, Locally Sourced Delights
Saifana’s commitment to providing a wholesome culinary experience shines through in their plant-based, locally sourced menus. Lunch and dinner are served with a delightful array of juices and dishes inspired by local recipes. What makes Saifana truly unique is their dedication to using seasonal ingredients and harvests from the garden. You won’t find any MSG, food preservatives, food coloring, frozen or processed foods, or instant food and drinks here. Every meal is a testament to the flavors of Lombok Utara.
Let’s Support Locals!
By visiting Saifana, you are not only treating your taste buds to a symphony of flavors but also supporting the local community. The emphasis on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients promotes sustainable agriculture and economic growth within Desa Lolohan. Saifana’s commitment to preserving traditional recipes and eco-friendly practices aligns with a larger vision of community development. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s take part in supporting locals by joining our Open Trip: Action for Locals that will be conducted on 17-19 November 2023! More dates can be found in the trip page. Contact us now! For more information you can check our North Lombok Open Trip page, send us message via whatsapp and follow our social media.