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Farmers’ market returns once again

entertainment Updated: Oct 02, 2011 14:37 IST
Sneha Mahale

It is back. The third season of the Farmers’ Market is set to begin today. Started in 2010, this initiative has grown in popularity over the last two seasons, and aims to promote natural, organic and eco-friendly initiatives and allow patrons to exhibit their culinary skills at their organic cafe. The new season will go on for 31 Sundays and end on April 29, 2012.

“This season will see us return with stuff that already existed and some new additions,” says Kavita Mukhi, founder of the Farmers’ Market. The market is open to everyone but buyers are encouraged to carry their own bags.

There, one can indulge in organic and eco-friendly trade, participate in workshops for kids, catch live music and even grab a bite from new varieties of snacks available at the natural café.

Today, as an added bonus for Gandhi Jayanti, people will also be able to learn to spin the charkha. Apart from this, there will also be a jam session for children and as Mukhi says, “Someone special will inaugurate the market, not celebrity or a cricketer, but an ordinary person who has achieved something real in life.”

At the market, patrons can also sponsor a stall and promote their wares. Mukhi says, “We are already jam-packed with our old programmes and events and are already booked out for the first two Sundays but we have 29 more to go, so people can always get in touch and sponsor or start their own stalls.”

After complaints that the venue in Bandra was too far for residents of South Mumbai to participate, the organisers came up with an alternative location at the Turf Club, at Mahalaxmi, for a few months, the last time around.

This time too they plan to repeat the same arrangement. “For the first two months, we will be at Bandra, and the venue will later shift to Mahalaxmi,” says Mukhi.

Attend Farmers’ Market at Bhalla House, 97 Hill Road, Bandra (W). Opposite Saint Andrew's Church. From 0 am to 4 pm, every Sunday in October and November. From December till April, venue shifts to Turf Club, Mahalaxmi Race Course.

To book a stall email,