As we enter into the winter season at Panigram the emerald green fields turn to golden brown as the rice is collected and harvested. In a few weeks beautiful yellow mustard flowers will start popping up all over the countryside. As the weather cools, the date palm sap starts to run. Villagers (and Panigram Apprenticeship guests!) collect the date palm sap called “rosh” and drink it straight from the tree. The sweet, smoky flavored juice that is not consumed by the guests is cooked into a sticky sweet syrup or sugar called khejurer ghur, a true village delight!
We have added some fun new activities to the Panigram Apprenticeship Experience including:
- Date palm juice collection and ghur making
- Muri moa (Bangladeshi equivalent of caramel corn balls) cooking class
- Basket weaving
- Pottery classes for children
- Mustard oil collection and processing
For more information on the Panigram Apprenticeship Experience, click here.