THE FARMER’S’ MARKET ON THE TERRACE
Every Friday 09.00 – 15.00 at Souk Al Bahar
THE FARMER’S’ MARKET ON THE TERRACE is enjoying the height of the UAE growing season, with a larger selection of fresh produce arriving every week.
Yael Mejia of Baker & Spice Dubai and the driving force behind the THE FARMER’S’ MARKET ON THE TERRACE, said, “Coming into season now, we have candy striped beetroot ideal for healthy salads and warm winter soups. Even the beetroot leaves can be eaten. For the first time this season we have the most delicious cauliflower and Romanesque (green) cauliflower as well as early tomatoes. We are also getting an abundance of red, orange and purple vegetables, full of anthocyanin, powerful antioxidants, that we are using a great deal and in some great combinations on the Baker & Spice menus.”
Other delicious items available include mange tout, peas, green beans, wild rocket, green and red oak leaf lettuce making their debut for the first time this season, Boston lettuce, carrots, peppers or every colour including black, cousa, aubergines of every shape, red and white radishes, kale, cabbage, turnips, and strawberries. There are also a variety of herbs: chard, chives, onion leaves, basil, thyme, lemongrass, parsley, mint and basil, and being so fresh, like nowhere else, they are particularly verdant.
Yael added, “Since visitors to the Market buy directly from the farmers, not only is everything absolutely fresh, there are no middlemen and the prices are RIDICULOUSLY low. The market is much much cheaper and represents probably the best value for money for fresh vegetable shopping int he UAE. It is considerably cheaper than any supermarket shelf for fresh organic produce, not to mention the benefits to the the environment and local farmers.
Beef tomatoes AED 5-10per kilo Cherry tomatoes AED8 per punnet
Aubergines AED6 per kilo Courgettes AED10 per kilo
Fennel AED30 per kilo Boston Lettuce AED8 each
Herbs AED3 per 100g Cucumbers AED8 per kilo
Green beans AED6 per 350g Sweet Potatoes AED12 per kilo
Beetroot AED10 per kilo Organic potatoes AED12 per kilo
Cabbage AED8 each Broccoli AED3 per bunch
Cauliflower AED18 per kilo Spring Onions AED3 per 100g
Organic free range fresh farm eggs AED2 each Strawberries AED9 per punnet
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About THE FARMER’S’ MARKET ON THE TERRACE
THE FARMER’S’ MARKET ON THE TERRACE is a local initiative to make truly fresh local and organic seasonal produce to the general public at outstandingly low prices. It takes place at Souk Al Bahar every Friday from November to April between 09.00 – 15.00 and is organised by Baker & Spice in association with Emaar Malls Group.
Now in its third season, THE FARMER’S’ MARKET ON THE TERRACE offers shoppers the opportunity to buy locally grown, fresh seasonal produce straight from the farm to the plate. Rediscover the joy of buying freshly picked produce that has not been subjected to lengthy travels in chillers. Buy directly from the farmers at reasonable prices without any middlemen or transportation costs.
As the market gains support from shoppers, so more farmers are encouraged to plant an even greater variety of crops and take part in the weekly event with an even wider selection of produce.
All produce sold at THE FARMER’S’ MARKET ON THE TERRACE is available for sale throughout the week at Baker & Spice outlet in Dukkan Al Manzil.