Thanks for your interest in Aranyaani and the natural foods we bring from the forests for the people of India. Following are answers to most commonly asked questions.
What is your objective? What is your goal? Who you are?
Please also see About Us.
Our goal is to provide poison free, chemical/pesticide free, adulteration fee, and naturally grown foods to as many families as we can. In the process, we also preserve food forests, and guide communities around us to move from harmful pesticide, mono-cropping and limited organic style driven philosophies.
Beyond our visible human faces, websites and effort, exist the real front-line soldiers in our team – the honeybees and earthworms working relentlessly, birds planting the seeds each year, and plants hoping to become trees one day, and trees giving shelters to all so that the cycle continues. Then lie the remote communities, mostly tribals, who work to make sure we can preserve whatever good remains.
We work with one single motive: If at all, we are mere custodians of a great system. As our duty, when we depart, we leave better lives and nature, than what we inherited. Each customer order strengthens our work, and ability to grow more food forests. Our biggest challenge comes from increasing food forests area and production. To give a scale of problem, as of now the demand is far ahead of what we can envisage in next 10 years from existing projects. To give you a view of it, a normal honey maker takes roughly 3 months to get into production with boxed bees and artificial syrups. For us, to get a honey beehive going on a sustainable basis on a barren land, it takes a good 4 to 5 years, in growing their host trees, and flora.
Where are your natural farms / forests located? Can I visit them?
We have our food forests, primarily in Madhya Pradesh (MP) state in central India, along the Satpura and Vindhyachal forests. They are marked on Google maps as “Aranyaani”. In the coming years, we will have similar farms in many other states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, etc.
Why we should eat your foods?
In last 40 years, we have been driven away from natural foods, inhaling and ingesting foods that have molecules that were never known to human body during the entire evolution of millions of years. Further, the way we consume these artificial foods e.g. fruits juices versus Fruit with its skin, adds to redundancy of many body processes. To add to it, modern jobs require unhealthy postures, unnatural stress, less exposure to sunlight and less daytime sweating, and many such factors leads to health problems.
These are causing increasing rates of health issues, starting with manageable ones like acidity, skin issues, obesity and then progressing to loss of immunity, indigestion, diabetes, heart issues, and in increasing cases graduating to cell mutations causing cancers. Such scenarios have made a mockery of human life, families and in most cases financial well-being. It is time NOW to move to natural forest foods, starting with simple food habit changes. Turn to nature and see the wonderful results.
Can you supply products to any city in India?
Not to all, but most of India is covered. In regions which are uncovered by our logistic partners, the logistics costs is very high. To reduce such costs, we are still setting up the logistics for product delivery.
Till now, over last 10 years, we were giving products from food forests directly in raw open form. The online and distant delivery is a very new initiative. Currently we depend upon third party delivery companies like Overnite express and Dtdc for delivery experience. As it picks up, we can set up more economical delivery options and we are trying to improve it fast. Please feel free to share your constructive feedback for our improvement.
How to order natural foods from you?
Please see this page for details: Our Products
What is the Return, Refund and Order Cancellation policy?
Please see the page: Privacy and Content Policy
Can you reduce the Shipping rates if I order more products?
Many customer have highlighted that our Shipping costs can be further optimized. We are currently working on these data to bring down shipping cost and will revisit these scenarios as volume increases, and hopefully will be able to adjust them.
Do you have your products available in a local store?
Please see About our products.
Since these are not having chemical preservatives, they can’t sit on shop shelves for months, unlike many other Brands. Hence we have to send on order, or in future have our own Local distribution center in your city.
Can I customize the standard package a per my requirements?
Please also note that our standard packages have discounted shipping costs because either the flow of products goes with the natural farm cycle like in case of standard and green packages, or we are able to aggregate orders and bulk plan, like in case of staple packages.
Minor customization can be done but please verify any customization with us before ordering.
What is Free Health Network for?
We have many plants, giloy, etc that are excellent foods for many health issues, including cancers. To make it reachable to more and more folks and specifically those whom it can benefit, we have a Free health Network. Absolutely NO product cost is charged, but the receiver would have to bear a modest courier charges. Our website has increasing information about healthy foods.
Please share these two with everyone you know. We promise they will see a sea of improvement towards a healthy lifestyle:
FREE HEALTH NETWORK : Health Network
How do I join the Free Health network?
Please send a Whatsapp message @ +91 99265 37777 , or mail to email@example.com, or post on our Facebook page.
We Need at least 50 folks group in a cluster, where we can send it to a single coordinator on their behalf. Else the logistics costs shall be very unreasonable.
What do I do if I am the only person needing the free products and cannot form a group?
If a group cannot be formed by you for some reason , then for a single person / family, we can send the items by Domestic carrier but Logistics costs (expected to be around Rs. 250 for Delhi/Mumbai etc) shall be borne by the User. One pack shall suffice for 3 months.