Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Farmers Market - Mumbai

This sunday was not a lazy sunday for me....I got up early than the usual, got ready and carried two cloth bags and went striaght to Bandra, National College Square. Why you may ask was the necessity for me to take up such a task on a sunday morning....I couldn't resist the offer to visit a place, selling only organic products under one roof and directly from the farmers.


Kick start your buying with this nice hand-made paper hats


No question about it


Lovely Red pepper


Gorgeous Purple Cabbage


Fresh Mint


Asparagus - so rare to find fresh ones


Preparation table at one of the stalls


Indonesian Salad with peanut dressing - Gado Gado


There was a food stall serving Indonesian salad, Gado Gado. It is a mixed veggie salad with peanut sauce dressing. The base is mainly peanut butter.The best part about the salad what I noticed around was that,  even the kids enjoyed the veggies....looks like  peanut butter really worked with them.

For me it was a well spent sunday, sourcing out veggies like, cilantro, mint leaves, asparagus, purple cabbage, beetroot, red pepper. I also picked sonamasuri brown rice, sesame oil from Naturally Yours -they are based in Chembur and they deliver free of cost anywhere in Mumbai.

Farmers market is one of a kind in Mumbai, and started first by Kavita Mukhi, an entrepreneur and eco-nutritionist who founded the organic brand Concious Foods. Farmers market is scheduled every sundays from 10am to 4-5pm and updates can be found on their facebook profile. Don't forget to carry your own bags this sunday. Have a great week.

3 comments:

  1. but how expensive is it compared to the regular market ?
    is the diffrence substantial ?

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  2. I bought a bunch of cilantro, and a bunch of mint leaves for Rs15, which is cheaper as compared to the regular market charging Rs10 for each bunch and a lot more in quantity too....
    The red pepper I bought was for Rs15 for two as compared to Rs30-40 in some of the supermarkets....
    The brown sonamasuri rice is Rs70 as compared to the regular rice, it all depends on your choice/preference for some organically grown products. Overall the fruits and veggies were extremly fresh and you could buy asparagus, purple cabbage which is rare to find otherwise.

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  3. hey Megha,

    Nice to read your blog... I always said people that the mos interesting aspect of life is good food ... and I believe in Live to Eat and not Eat to live ...

    Was very happy to see the title of your blog...

    best wishes
    N

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