# ISSUE 18 Natural cultivation started 10 years ago
Growing on our own farm...


"GRANVISTA FARM SAPPORO" is located in a woodland surrounded by nature, about 20 minutes by car from downtown Sapporo. This is a farm established by GRANVISTA Hotels & Resorts in 2014. Since the opening of the park, we have practiced the “Kimura Farming Method,” which does not use any pesticides or fertilizers. Tomatoes, eggplants, green peppers, zucchini, potatoes, and edible hozuki, "Northern Cherry," are cultivated in a field of about 500 square meters. Exactly 10 years ago, Sapporo Park Hotel, which operates "GRANVISTA FARM SAPPORO", has taken on the new challenge under the guidance of Mr. Akira Takagi, an agricultural coordinator who inherited farming methods directly from Akinori Kimura, who is known for the book "Miracle Apple."
Restaurant staff also find time to visit the fields to help with weeding and harvesting. In the first year, there was almost no harvest, which disappointed the staff, but the yield gradually increased from the second year. Now it has become a rich field with plenty of splendid vegetables.

Every summer, the number of customers visiting our restaurant has increased, looking forward to dishes made with vegetables from our own farm.