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30 July 2018 | 3 min read

Want To Go Organic? Shop At These Farmers’ Markets

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Organic’ is the new buzzword on the streets today! The ability to consume foods that are free of pesticides or use products that don’t harm the environment are slowly drawing more people to farmers’ markets and organic initiatives. If you didn’t know it already, the city is scattered with local farmers’ markets where you can buy fresh produce and organic products.

Head to these organic markets in Bengaluru that promises to be a stepping stone in a helping you live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Bhoomi Santhe

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Bhoomi College organises a farmers’ market every month and hosts organic farmers from Bengaluru and around Karnataka. Bring your cloth bags and take home sustainably grown vegetables, fruits, pulses, greens, organic coconut oil and jaggery. Don’t forget to pick up bamboo toothbrushes, handmade soaps, and other sustainable garden and home products.

Apart from fresh produce, you can find stalls selling healthy snacks (like organic jackfruit chips), books on conservation, bio-enzyme cleaners and more. You can even indulge in story-telling sessions or take part in talks and workshops held by experts in the field.

When – First Saturday of every month
Timings – 10 am to 2 pm (entrance free)
Where –  40, Sarjapur Main Road, Chikkanayakanahalli

Ragi Kana

Source: Ragi Kana

At Ragi Kana you can buy fresh organic fruits, vegetables, grains, cold-pressed oils, condiments, ragi laddoo and more. If you want to take sustainability once step further, the place also sells khadi clothes. The idea of this market is to promote and support conscious living through healthy eating and sustainable living practices.

Ragi Kana is more than just a farmers’ market. It is a cultural hub where farmers and artisans meet and hold activities, discussions, demonstrations, art workshops and performances.

When – Every Sunday
Timings – 11 am to 6 pm (entrance free)
Where – Sri Ramakrishna Samagra Shikshana Kendra, Gottigere
Tip – Walk in by 11:30 am before all the fresh produce gets sold out!

Organic Earth

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A natural and organic product-based store in Bengaluru, Organic Earth promotes the concept of mindful living. It delivers freshly grown fruits, vegetables, and groceries to your doorstep. The products are sourced from locally established procuring companies, where the best organic fruits and vegetables are handpicked for sale. This slightly modified model of a farmers’ market promoted the idea that organic produce isn’t an expense, but more of an investment for healthy living.

When – Daily
Timings – 10 am onwards
Where – 1st Floor, MSR complex, 5th Main, Malleshpalya

Navadarshanam Trust

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Set in a quaint village in Tamil Nadu, Navadarshanam is a small community initiative that promotes healthy, wholesome eating practices with traditionally grown produce. It offers organically grown food such as millets, spice powders, pickles, whole grains, jaggery and more.

The initiative is a direct and enduring connection between rural producers and urban consumers of food. More importantly, it helps farmers reap the benefits of the sale directly. Fresh produce is also sent to different parts of Bengaluru, where it is made available in local stores. Navadarshanam is a two-hour drive (about 50 kms) from Bengaluru.

However, there are four outlets in the city where you can find their products.

Malleswaram Market

Canara Union, 8th Main Road, Malleshwaram
When – Second Sunday
Timings – 11 am to 1 pm

Whitefield Market

53-2 Laughing Waters, Varthur Road, Whitefield
When – Fourth Sunday
Timings – 11 am to 1 pm

JP Nagar Market

162/C 3rd Cross, JP Nagar III Phase
When – Second Sunday
Timings – 11 am to 1 pm

Jayanagar

214, 39-A Cross, 7th Main, 5th Block, Jayanagar
When – Fourth Sunday
Timings – 11 am to 1 pm

Tip – Missed the farmers’ market and still want to stock up on some organic products? Well bigbasket with their comprehensive collection of organic products is just what you need. Don’t forget to get your very own digibank bigbasket debit card and avail big discounts. You can find more details here

Feature photo source: Pexels

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