GreenTokri was established in 2001 by Dr. Marc Cremer and his wife Benedikte in partnership with Mr. Zaheer J. Vakil and Mr. Mohiuddin Mulla.
It all started as Marc’s hobby and his desire to have fresh lettuce in India. Marc is a Pune-born Indo-German who has been living here with his family for the past fourteen years. He has a PhD from Berlin’s Humboldt University in Agricultural Engineering. After working in the IT sector for several years, Marc has now returned to his passion and joy - farming in India.
With his knowledge of Agricultural Engineering and IT background, Marc has introduced the latest technologies into the Indian salad farming. On the farm you’ll see an intricate computer-operated drip-irrigation system providing not just hydration but also fertiliser to the plants based on carefully monitored chemical factors. He has made it possible to grow tasty, high quality lettuce in harsh Indian terrain.
When GreenTokri started, there was no market for lettuce. Marc and Benedikte began by marketing their lettuce to their own friends. Sooner or later, by word of mouth, they have established dedicated Puneites who wanted lettuce delivered to their door.
Today, GreenTokri’s home delivery distribution network has grown to cover all areas of Pune. You can find GreenTokri lettuces and herbs in retail shops and restaurants.
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