BRINGING together farmers, artisans, butchers and chefs from Bangkok and beyond, the monthly K Village Farmers' Market at K Village, Sukhumvit 26, offers a great shopping experience where health-conscious, environmentally-aware consumers can buy products directly from the people who make them. No middlemen, no large companies, just small-scale producers and bubbly entrepreneurs offering top quality local products at great value for money.
Farmers who grow organic fruits and veggies are exempted from the usual vendor fees (fees obtained from other vendors are donated to local charities), so their products abound at the market, and the good news is that they're all certified by both domestic and international organisations, such as the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).
You can stock your larder with rice from Mojarice Earth Safe, fruits and vegetables from Green Earth Farm, and naturally sweetened sun-dried bananas fromwwSuan Poe Peang. Other highlights include Sloane’s organic sausages in natural casings made from 100 percent pig intestines, and Mille Stelle’s homemade burrata and mozzarella cheese.
Handmade products such as canvas bags, wooden kitchen utensils, leather goods and ceramics are also available. And if you’re a fan of indoor gardening, you'll find plants such as bonsais and cacti vying for your attention, as well as natural fertilisers like earthworms and worm tea.
Ensuring parents and their kids can enjoy wholesome family fun between shopping, the market has a special section featuring a host of games and activities, arts and craft workshops, a small petting zoo, and even pony rides.
K Village Farmers’ Market takes place the second weekend of each month, and this month's event will be held on July 11-12 from 9am-5pm.
K Village, Sukhumvit 26 (BTS Phrom Phong, MRT Queen Sirikit National Conventional Centre)
Tel: 02 258 919 - 213 facebook.com/kvillagebkk, www.kvillagebangkok.com