Nothing excites me more that the sight of bright, farm fresh organic vegetables. It was all here at the Farmer’s Market coupled with a first hand experience of some amazing natural and organic products. With these amazing earth-friendly products, we also had a chance to personally meet equally amazing and passionate sellers.
On Sunday Oct 2, 2011, we visited Kavita Mukhi’s Farmer’s Market Season 3 here in Mumbai.
Where : Bhalla House, 97 Hill Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai.
Landmark: Opposite Saint Andrew’s Church,
When : All Sundays October 2, 2011 to April 29, 2012
Time : Sundays, 10 am to 4 pm
(If you plan to frequent the market every Sunday, please make a note of this. Farmer’s market happens in October & November in Bandra and shifts to Mahalaxmi Race Course from December through April. For more details please visit this link : Farmer’s Market Mumbai)
Glimpses you cannot miss
Here’s a glimpse of the sights we captured this Sunday at this homey, close to nature, unadulterated market place with like-minded thoughtful shoppers and passionate sellers. Take a peak into this blissful natural, organic and eco-friendly market along with a few brands that caught my eye.
First off : Sights of some certified organic vegetables! Needless to say we bought some for the week! 🙂
While the choice of produce was limited this Sunday, I hope to see more varieties of vegetables and fruits that I can carry home in the coming weeks. For those looking for home delivery of organic vegetables straight from the farm we were happy to meet ‘Jiyo Organic‘ who takes orders twice a week. A great help for many who can’t make it to the Farmer’s Market every Sunday.
Sustainable brands that caught my eye
Omved: As you entered the market we stopped to experience a few Omved products on display. One of the first impressions these products exude is that of distinct high quality and very Indian. From its packaging to the captivating fragrance, going away without a purchase is hard. As mentioned on their site, Omved stands for Om: The absolute; Ved: knowledge. Their range of products are made by master artisans and tribal craftsmen in village units, fair trade of course! These products are handcrafted, natural, chemical free, non-toxic, biodegradable thus sustainable. It emphatically brings back ancient Vedic traditions with a high element of design. Here are just a few for you to see 🙂
You can find them on Facebook.com/Omvednatural
Ecorico snacks. Power snacking without the chemicals. Now how good is that? Their product range includes organic dried apricots, dried figs, almonds, cashews and pistachios free of sulphites, preservatives, colourings and allergens. What appealed to me the most is that it can be a healthy snacking option for my little four year old as well.
An interesting offering were the impressive gift packs. Take a look to exclaim : Vow!
You can join their Facebook Page @ Ecorico-Organic-Club
Can eco-friendly brands be fun and cool? Hell ya! 100% pure organic cotton T-shirts with edgy designs, high on creativity and style statements. These T-shirt lend a personality of their own coupled with the styling and the fitting. It’s definitely not the typical T-shirt. NoNasties.in also has an eye-catching website design. It stands out just like their T-shirts! Three cheers to the No Nasties team for heading this movement!
You can join their fanclub on facebook.com/nonasties
Beyond the green produce we loved the organic cupcakes, pulses, cereal bars, nutritious organic meals and snacks, bath and body, natural mosquito repellants, and a whole lot of natural, organic products for your home.
Here’s an extended glimpse:
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Disclaimer: The views expressed are that of the author alone based on my personal experience at the market.