It’s springtime and a fresh start is the flavour of the month. Needless to say, team Living Foodz welcomes the weekend with a visit to the farmers’ markets.
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It’s springtime and a fresh start is the flavour of the month. Needless to say, team Living Foodz welcomes the weekend with a visit to the farmers’ markets.

Dedicate your Sunday to finding the freshest and healthiest organic produce by local farmers. You can also fill your shopping basket with homemade goodies like jams, tarts, cakes and snacks apart from groceries, vegetables and fruits. There are also local brands that sell pure ghee and honey, while cooking enthusiasts can get their fix with clay cook wear and ceramic table wear.

We scoured three cities to find the best farmers markets for you.

DELHI & NCR

Delhi Organic Farmer’s Market (DOFM)

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The highlight of Delhi Organic Farmers’ Market is affordability and it’s a refreshing surprise. Despite what one hears about organic produce being expensive, the prices at DOFM are lower than mainstream. This ticks all the right boxes for a perfect Sunday morning.

When: 9 am to 11:30 am, every Sunday
Where: Bikaner House, Pandara Road, India Gate, New Delhi, India.
For more information, click here.

Gurgaon Organic Farmers’ Market

Even Garfield would rise and shine a little early in the day for a visit to this market. Pesticide-free fruits and vegetables ready to be taken home, multigrain breads for your Monday morning and homemade jams to last till your next visit, get your health fix right here.

When: 9 am to 12 noon, every Sunday
Where: Sushant Lok C-Block, Community Centre Near Paras Hospital, DLF Phase V, Gurgaon.
For more information, click here.

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MUMBAI

The Better Foods Farmer’s Market

What’s better about this market, you ask? We say, their workshops are the differentiating factor. Yes, there is the farm fresh produce, but workshops such as foods to heal and what happens to your everyday trash are the big wins.

When: 8 am to 11 am on Sunday
Where: Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Royal Western India Turf Club, Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli.
For more information, click here.

The Farmers’ Market

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What’s the best thing about such places of bounty in a city during this season? One word – MANGOES. Carbide-free, straight from the farms, ripe and juicy. It was launched by Kavita Mukhi in 2010 and ever since food conscious Bandra-ites have changed their weekly grocery shopping destination.

When: 9 am to 2 pm on Sunday
Where: D’Monte Park, St. Andrew’s Road, off Turner Road, next to Bandra Gymkhana, Bandra (West).
For more information, click here.

The Juhu Organic Farmers Market

This particular market draws a huge crowd not just for its farmers’ produce, but also personal care products such as chemical-free laundry detergents, workshops such as drum circles and book readings.

When: 10:30 am to 1 pm on Sunday
Where: Pushpa Narsee Park, 15 Vaikunthlal Mehta Road, Nehru Nagar, Juhu.
For more information, click here.

The Thane Organic Farmers Market
This is the Thane edition of Juhu’s farmers' market and the produce is procured from Maharashtra and Karnataka. This dairy- and sugar-free bazaar will be a delight for vegans and health enthusiasts alike.

When: 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday
Where: Billabong High International School, Main Road No.27, Wagle Industrial Estate, Thane.

BENGALURU

Bengaluru Market by Karen Anand

Karen Anand, the original queen of farmer’s markets, is bringing her stock to the beautiful City of Gardens. Superfoods and a super Sunday will be the highlight at this open-air affair.

When: 12 pm to 10 pm on Sunday
Where: Shangri-La Hotel, Palace Road, Bengaluru.
For more information, click here.

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