What is “Hime Berry”?

Wel-come to Our Farms

Juicy, soft, sweet, and tart in perfect harmony;

Hime Berry is a brand new, made-in-Japan variety of strawberries. 

We cultivate Hime Berry by using vinyl greenhouse and irrigation tubes; the first ever in Nepal.

In order to maximize the special, sweet taste of the strawberries,

the temperature is strictly maintained inside the greenhouse, and watering is controlled precisely, drop by drop. 

Both through greenhouse cultivation and open-field cultivation,
strawberries are cultivated on healthy and fine soil using natural organic matter while minimizing chemical fertilizers and pesticides,

while ensuring the sweetness of the strawberries.

Strawberries are fruits which have no skin and are served as-is.
Thus, considering the health of our customers,
Hime Berry does not use any chemical pesticides after flowering,
so children can also enjoy Hime Berry withoutconcern.

 

Everybody loves fresh sweet strawberries. 

Please try our fresh sweet Hime Berry.

The “Hime” in “Hime Berry” is the Japanese word for “princess” and the first three letters of the Himalayas.

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How to cultivate Himeberry

Cultivation method that takes advantage of nature

Drive northwest for an hour from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and you will arrive at Kakani Village. Kakani, richly endowed with nature and standing on a hill, is an ideal place to plant strawberries. The water from the mountains is of the best grade in purity. In this superb environment, Our Farms is planting the made-in-Japan winter-harvest type of strawberries.

 “Taste of the Earth” is the concept behind our products. Sunlight, soil, water and air. Such local inherent power of nature is fully utilized in cultivation. “Natural,” “Delicious,” and “Beautiful” are the three core elements of our products values. Our Farms has established its own Natural Respect Standards. We minimize use of agrichemicals and fertilizers and cultivate strawberries in organic, healthy soil.

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How to deliver Himeberry

HIME BERRY will be carefully packaged in a box and delivered

Freshness is of utmost importance for strawberries. 
Fresh strawberries harvested by contract farmer partners are carefully packed and placed in trays to prevent damage to delicate fruits and shipped under strict temperature control.

Imbibed with the taste of nature, delicious, fresh Hime Berry strawberriesare perfect as a gift to your loved ones.

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About Strawberry

Seven strawberries per day for your health and beauty

Potassium

Fresh strawberries contain potassium, which plays an important role in preventing bloating, fatigue and mood swings, and in controlling high blood pressure

Folate

Folate works with vitamin B12 to produce red blood cells. Strawberries are rich in folate.

Vitamin C

Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, which cannot be made in the body. It provides numerous health and beauty benefits and boosts immunity.

Dietary fiber

Strawberries contain two times the amount of dietary fiber in citrus fruits. Dietary fibers may help reduce body cholesterol and delay absorption of glucose

About Us

MISSION

More Jobs, Better lives
Creating jobs all over the world through agriculture

Our Mission is to create jobs in the exact places where people want jobs. We believe that we can contribute to the world through our sustainable business of cultivating healthy agricultural products and selling them in the best possible way, utilizing the  power of nature.

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VISION

“Create 10,000 jobs in Nepal by 2030”
Through agriculture around the world, we aim to become an “Agricultural brand that symbolizes world peace”.

Farm products can be developed anywhere in the world, as long as we have the right combination of sun, soil, water, and seeds. By selling fine farm products, we desire to create  jobs all over the world and expand the possibilities in people’s lives. 

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METHOD

Farm loans (repayment type with crops)

Some essential resources, such as fertilizers, agrichemicals, agricultural materials can be repaid with crops.

We aim to build a scheme that enables people with no farm land or no money to start in agriculture with minimum debt.

 

Guarantee to have all crops purchased

Our Farms purchases the entire harvest of our partner farmers in accordance with quality-based pricing. Regardless of fluctuation in the market prices of farm products, long-term stable livelihood can be guaranteed.

 

Guidance of cultivation method using data


We provide on-site guidance using data from specialized staff, such as fertilization plan design based on soil analysis, cultivation methods, and measures against disease.

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STORY

Our first encounter with Nepal

In April 2014, I made my first visit to Nepal for mountain climbing in the Himalayas. 

For me, Nepal was so different and unique - yet I felt like I was coming back to a long-forgotten place. I was charmed by vivid lives and vitality of its people.

Desire to create jobs in Nepal

One day, I came across an unforgettable scene. Many Nepalese were standing in a long line in front of the Japanese Embassy, in order to get a visa to Japan. I later learned that Nepal is one of the poorest countries in Asia. The average monthly income is around 7,000 yen, or less than 60 dollars, inflation is rising, and there are not enough jobs. Their choices in life are naturally very limited in such an environment. Hence, many young people seek to go abroad to countries such as Japan, Malaysia, the Middle East, and other places, looking for jobs.

 I felt a desire to create jobs in Nepal. A desire to start up a business with added value that would generate a profit in Nepal, with the profit reinvested to  create jobs in other poor countries in the world. If such a virtuous cycle could be created and maintained, we could contribute to society in the form of a sustainable business. This is what we anticipate for the world.

 

Make the best strawberries in Nepal

How can we generate added value? Our answer is agriculture. It can create jobs in the place where you were born and use your natural environment to produce crops. After numerous intensive discussions, we felt impelled to produce top-quality farm products with local people, by using suitable varieties from Japan and advanced farming technology developed in Japan.

 

Nepal is blessed with rich nature, which can bring forth excellent farm products if appropriate fertilizers, cultivation knowledge, and superior breeds are available and are used. However, fruits made in Nepal currently represent only 30% of total consumption. The rest is imported from India and China. 

We, Our Farms, want to change this situation. We have thus selected strawberries as our first product as they can be of high grade and be used in various processed foods. 

In  April 25, 2015, when I attempted to summit Everest, Nepal was hit by a major earthquake. I offer my condolences to all the victims. The earthquake, however, made me realize the importance to contribute to development of living and society of Nepalese. I am excited to have started selling the best grade strawberries made in Kakani Village in Nepal from 2016.

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President and Representative Director 
Nanami Wakayama
Corporate Name
Our Farms Co. Ltd.
Head Office 
Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Established
August 31, 2015
Capital
9 million yen
Business Activities
Production, sale, and imports and exports of farm products
Nepal
Corporate Name: Our Farms Nepal Pvt. Ltd.
Location: Durbar Marga, Kathmandu

Naruo Katte
General Manager
Shyam Krishna Bala Shrestha
Marketing manager
Rabina Sakhakarmi
Kathmandu Store Manager
Khem Bista
Delivery manager
Bhim Bahadur Shrestha
Field Manager
Shiva Raj Pokhrel
Agriculture Technical Manager
Ramesh Manandhar
Himeberry truck Driver
Indra Tamang
Field Memeber
Ram Kumar Tamang
Field Supervisor (Nursery Care)
Singa Bdr Tamang
Nursery Care
Hiroko Sato
Organic Farming Advisor

Shop Info

HIME BERRY Strawberry Store

Address: Durbar Marga-Tindhara pathshala Kathmandu-35
Open: 10:00-18:00
Tel: 01-4231817

Contact Us

Our Farms welcomes your inquiries of any kind, in particular from those of you below.

  • • Retailers, hotels, restaurants, and others who are interested in selling Hime Berries
  • • Farmers who want to be our production partners
  • • People who want to join our efforts in creating jobs in Nepal

Please Fell free to contact us

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