From savoring produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow your food, there are countless reasons to support farmers markets. This time, the Women empowerment committee Karnavati club, JITO Ladies wing Ahmedabad and ‘Farm Se’ have brought together the largest zero waste farmers market: Green Eco-bazaar.
Here, you could bring waste newspapers, milk pouches, old books– submit them and in exchange you can shop in the market. One of the major attractions of the event was also a moving cycle to make juice while cycling around Karnavati Club.
Yash Mehta, co-founder, Farm Se said “A regular trip to a farmers market is one of the best ways to connect with where your food comes from. Meeting and talking to farmers and food artisans is a great opportunity to learn more about how and where food is produced.”
Some of the highlights of the food items were khichu, handwo, kulhad chai, quinoa khichdi, bajri rotlo, organic ice creams, muffins and homemade chyawanprash and others.
Riddhi Patel, founder, Satya, which makes walnut cacao bars, dark chocolate peanut bars, dates and walnut bites, said,” I wanted to feed my child some healthy stuff and that inspired me to make something of my own. Here, I prepare food items that I can feed my kids without guilt!”
The major attractions of the event were a puppet show, charkha show, sculpture exhibition, Rubik cube game and much more. Children had a special fun time at the segment Bhuli Bisre Khel where the Apple Global School Sports Team came together to play hopscotch, marbles, spindle, sack race, skipping rope, dog in the bone, dodge ball and others.
Student of Symbiosis International University, Pune, Manvee Bhansali is into herbal tea, fragrance candles and rings with healing properties. She said, “I thought of doing this during the lockdown. Along with my family I chalked out the plan to start something of my own and here I am happy to sail on my own instead of working for someone else.”
Mausam Sheth, founder Mirella store, added, “Wouldn’t you rather stroll amidst outdoor stalls of fresh produce on a sunny day than roll your cart around a grocery store with artificial lights and piped in music? Coming to the farmers market makes shopping a pleasure rather than a chore.”