ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad Farmer’s Market, established to provide organic eggs, vegetables and finished foods, will resume operations on Saturday (today) to welcome organic food lovers.
The specific market set up at the Margalla Hotel, which remained closed for the December and New Year holidays, attracts a significant number of residents of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad in addition to foreigners.
The weekly bazaar, known for being selective about which vendors will be part of its Saturday-only event, will start at 10:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.
More than 24 vendors belonging to twin towns and adjacent villages will participate in this facility to offer a variety of healthy food products to its customers.
“On average, I sell about 30 to 35 products, including chicken, eggs, sandwiches, pesto sauce, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
For each supplier, this amount varies depending on the types of products offered,” said Mehryar Ali Khan, regular seller and founder of Desipoultry.co, in a conversation with APP.
The four-hour facility will feature a wide variety of local organic foods and finished goods, with the market restaurant serving hot meals using fresh produce and more.
“I usually buy fresh fruits and vegetables, but sometimes I opt for prepared meals. Sales people and management are very cooperative. I suggest the administration set up more such markets,” said Khurram Abbas, a frequent local customer.
The customer may feel that the products are a bit expensive here compared to other markets, but the quality of food offered here is excellent, said a customer from Belgium. “It is important to support people who produce good quality organic food to promote a healthy natural food culture,” he remarked.
Both local and foreign consumers frequently cite the family atmosphere and quality of service to describe their experience here.
More than 300 people visit the market every Saturday to buy fresh, chemical-free food directly from farmers.