“Our dream is to turn this place into a real organic village and revive the birds, bugs and fireflies of our childhood.” These words are written on the official website of the…
The Xingjian Organic Production Cooperative integrates the farmers’ expertise and organizes marketing, including a guided tour of the organic demonstration area and all kinds of farming experience activities, such as rice, vegetable, and grain farming for individuals and companies. There are also rural village DIY activities, green onion pancake DIY, thick rice noodles with local ingredients DIY, rural village-style dishes, Saturday small farmer fairs, and even ecological tours on bicycle.
The scenery in Xinjian Village is different across the four seasons. The farmer dibbles rice seedlings at the end of winter and beginning of spring. The landscape of the paddy fields is picturesque. In June, the golden yellow paddy fields look spectacular. In winter, the secret deciduous cypress area is a must-see for tourists. Visitors find it extremely relaxing to take a stroll and take photos along the green bank of Annong River. Tourists can also stop by the nearby Xing Jian Organic Cooperative to shop for rice, vinegar, wine and other specialties. Each bag of Xing Jian Rice and other goods are labelled with the producer’s name. Rice by different producers and of different kinds are never mixed together. With such clear traceability, consumers feel more assured of the origin of the produce.