Island East Markets Opens Organic Farmers Market in Quarry Bay

[27/09/12] 

Island East Markets, a farmers market showcasing the finest organic produce grown in Hong Kong, will start a 4-week trial period beginning this Sunday. If it's successful the aim is to be there every week - and that’s an idea we can get behind. Fortunately for the organisers, organic food in HK couldn't be more out of touch with reality. Head to CitySuper and you can buy a bottle of wine or a small butter lettuce for the same price. It’s bonkers.

Set up by the Hong Kong Markets Association, Island East Markets will host nearly 50 stalls selling a variety of vegetables. On show you’ll also find craftspeople and designers flogging handcrafted goods, while light entertainment will come in the form of musicians. We’re not quite sure what they’ll be doing amongst the radishes and cucumbers but there you go.

What’s particularly appealing about the set up is you’ll get to talk with the farmers about the produce in front of you. These chats will not only make the food tastier but also help you part with your money, safe in the knowledge your cash is going to the half-toothless man standing in front of you in need of some dentistry. Cooked food delights will also be available courtesy of the likes of the Grassroots Pantry and the Chaiwanese Café, while other vendors include Classified, Gourmet Food and more. The market runs for the next four Sundays so skip church and do some real good.

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