Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Farmer's Market!!!

I have been receiving mails from my Post Grad google group about an upcoming Farmer's Market that's starting in Mumbai from this Sunday. Its basically an initiative to popularize and make freely available, organic produce that farmer's can sell straight to the consumers without any middle men.
I have heard and read about Farmer's markets abroad and am really excited about visiting this one in Mumbai and looking at everything thats going to be on offer!
So all those of you who are in this city, do take out the time to come and check it out. Am posting the details below from the mails I have received.

Dear All,

I am writing to tell you about an exciting new venture. Its 'The Farmers' Market' and its happening every Sunday, beginning March 21st.

The Farmers’ Market will connect Mumbai with organic farmers across Maharashtra. You will now be able to buy fresh, organically certified, fruits and vegetables directly from farmers every Sunday.

The Farmers’ Market will also be packed with new and exciting organic and earth-friendly trade.

21st March onwards, every Sunday:

Nilgiri Garden
Bandra Hindu Association
Linking Road
Bandra West
(South-west of National College)

Food, non-food, healers, therapists
Anyone & anything organic & natural are welcome
A huge organic turnout is expected

Organic farmers need all our support
Especially if we are to oust GM foods
& the looming danger to our food security

Also if you or anyone you know
Would like to sponsor a stall
Please let us know

Please see links below
We look forward to seeing you on 21 March
And every Organic Sunday thereafter

The Hindustan Times: Fresh from the farm

The Times of India: No poison on my plate

DNA: Farm Fresh

For regular updates and to help us spread the word join our group on Facebook. 25 taxis are running the length and breadth of the city announcing the The Farmers' Market.

If you would like to be part of The Farmers' Market email us at

We look forward to seeing you there!

Kavita Mukhi
Naturalist Farmer
Health & Eco-writer
Certified Lymphologist
Theta Healing Practitioner
Magnified Healing Teacher
Founder, Conscious Food (Organic since 1990)
La Leche Leader (on 24-hr call for mothers with baby feeding issues)

Megha Rawal
& The Farmers' Market Team
Mob:-+91 9821142700


RV said...

I always dreamt of farmer's market in India and wished that our farmers get to live a quality life as the farmers in U.S or other European countries have. I am glad to see that a seed has been sown. Hope to see more and more farm markets in all the cities.

Swati said...

I agree RV! Am hoping to visit the market and see for myself this Sunday.