June 3, 2014

Yoki’s Farm in Cavite

What defines greatness is something that outlives you.

Somewhere in Mendez, Cavite is this one-of-a-kind destination – a hydroponics farm, aviary and warehouse showcasing Yoki’s private and impressive collection of Buddha, oriental artifacts and antiques from all over the world.

Though originally a farm, I guess what makes Yoki’s fascinating and a must-see for the curious is its centerpiece – the 30-ft. laughing Golden Buddha, made of carbon fiber. It is just one of the thousands of interesting pieces, along with bronze statues, terracotta warriors, porcelain jars, jade ships, Egyptian busts, vintage typewriters and old telephones, visitors would find within the compound.

There is a little aviary inside the farm. It might transform into a mini zoo soon, since the owners also started to breed rabbits.

Yoki’s is well-known for its hydroponic lettuce of different varieties. Hydroponics is an innovative method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. The place also grows dozens of flowering plants, vegetables, herbs and wild berry-bearing trees.

I was captivated with Yoki’s Farm. My tour guide kept telling me stories of her Sir Yoki when he was still alive. She said he was really such a kind-hearted person who had an eye for anything charming and appealing. That’s how he was able to amass such a wealth of collection.

I know life ends but wonderful legacy... well it lives on.

Yoki’s Farm
Tabluan Rd., Brgy. Palocpoc 1
Mendez, Cavite
Tel. No.: 0922-8014220 
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