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The Farmers Market On The Terrace By Ishita B Saha www.ishitaunblogged.com

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Imagine breakfast on Fridays sitting on a wooden bench or on a picnic mat, on green grass surrounded by locally produced fresh, bright organic vegetables available at affordable prices. Does the term ‘affordable’ (that too ‘organic’) even exist in Dubai, you wonder? Yes, it does. Cooler weather brings you local, organic, seasonal produce to the original Farmers’ Market Market on the Terrace, as it returns for its sixth season at Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Initially, starting with 7 farmers in 2010, today there are more local farmers who have joined in, along with other organic vendors displaying a variety of organic products – ranging from Coffee to Honey. Interestingly, there are more and more farmers joining in with each season - an indication that people are becoming more and more aware of local, organic produce.

Yael Mejia, food consultant to Baker & Spice Dubai and the lady behind the Farmers Market, says: “The knowledge that the produce is organic, local, of such amazing quality and so cheap, has resonated with people who are concerned about what they eat and how they feed their children. Being able to connect directly with the people who grow the food we eat is so important. By purchasing fruit and vegetables at the market, not only are you getting the freshest produce possible, you are actually getting a better choice. You can feed your family with quality ingredients for the week at considerably less cost than you would spend in the supermarket. In addition, you are doing your bit for the environment, reducing carbon footprint and supporting a sustainable practice.” which is a good thing. 8 - 1pm, every Friday until May 2015.

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