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18 June 2019 02:00 pm

Organic vegetable farms and markets in Qatar

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Qatar is well on it's way to achieving self-sufficiency, food security and sustainability goals in line with the QatarOrganic Produce National Vision 2030, and more and more 'Made in Qatar'products can be seen in the market, especially when it comes to locally grown organic produce that is becoming increasingly popular among locals and expats as they turn towards healthier lifestyles.

This organic produce is homegrown in Qatar's organic farms that are working hard by equipping themselves with new and innovative technologies like greenhouses so they can grow crops in an environment, considered to be less than viable for plantation and vegetation because of the harsh climate, arid soil and lack of sufficient rainfall.

Here, we've put together a list of organic farms in Qatar where you can find a variety of quality vegetables and even fruits grown in an organic environment, thus, busting the myth that crops are hard to grow in this desert country.

Farms

Agrico Agriculture Development

AGRICO is a private local Qatari Agricultural Development Company that was founded on the principle of sustainable long term agricultural production with an eye on the National target of achieving food security. AGRICO aims to achieve this through combining local innovation, international expertise and the best available technology in the world.

What they grow

  • Tomato all types
  • Cucumber
  • Lettuces various
  • Green leaf vegetables
  • Spring onion
  • Eggplant
  • Zucchini
  • Beans all types
  • Hot pepper
  • Sweet pepper
  • Melons
  • Strawberries

Details:

Location: 42 Mohammed Bin Ishaq Street, Al Khor - Qatar
Tel: +974 4436 3840
Fax: +974 4436 1925
Website: http://www.agrico.qa/our-products

Al Mustafawi Organic Vegetable Farm

Mustafawi is committed to bringing to your table the finest well-selected vegetables grown without preservatives and pesticides. A mixed box (approximately 7-8 kilograms) costs around QR 250 and you can also buy vegetables per kilo at a cost of QR 40 per kilo. They also have a free home delivery service.

What they grow

  • Peppers
  • Cauliflower
  • White and red cabbages
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Spring Onions
  • Broccoli
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Herbs

Details

Location: Umm Ammad, Jaree Al Saai, Al Shamal Road, Exit 24, Farm 1234, Qatar
Tel: +974 3027 5865
E-mail: www.mustafawiorganicvegetable.com
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/mustafawiorganicvegetable/

Al Safwa Farm

Organic Farms and Markets in Qatar As Safwa Farm
Image credit: As Safwa Farm


Al Safwa Farm is a certified organic farm in Qatar and produces organic food free of chemical treatments and GMOs. The farm, which is about a 20 minute-drive from Umm Salal Ali, north of Doha, has been in operation for nearly 50 years, mostly as a traditional, small-scale farm that provided fresh produce for family and friends of its owners. At first, only a few of the farm’s vegetables were officially organic, such as cucumber, eggplant, tomato and zucchini.

However, after pairing up with French-Tunisian Olfa Guetata who has years of experience in the culinary and hospitality industry, Al Safwa’s very own, Nasser Ali bin Khamis al Kuwari , both started an adventure in expanding the farm’s organic products and creating awareness for healthier choices. As a result, the part of the farm devoted to organic produce has since expanded to include

  • Broccoli
  • Green beans
  • Cauliflower
  • Pumpkin,
  • White and red cabbages
  • Eggplant
  • Four different types of tomatoes

Details

Tel: +974 4444 1201
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Al-SAFWA-FARM-Organic-1271640752885626/

Global Farm

Organic Farms and Markets in Qatar Global Farm
Image credit: Global Farm

Qatar's Global Farm specialises in growing natural fruits and vegetables and is one of the first Qatari farms to implement the greenhouse systems. It contributes towards the the local production of fruits and vegetables and distributes them in the Qatari market.

What they grow

  • Peppers
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Spring Onions
  • Broccoli
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Herbs

Details

Location: Umm Salal Ali, Qatar
Tel: +974 7799 1225
Website: https://farm-640.business.site/
Instagram: @global_farm
F
acebook: @globalfarm

Jerry Smeih Farm

Organic Farms and Markets in Jerry Smeih Farm

The Jerry Smeih Farm produces a full array of vegetables and poultry, all locally grown and raised. It was established more than 70 years ago (in the 1930s) and is one of the oldest family farms in Qatar. The farm, located northwest of Al Khor city, approximately 10.5 km away from the nearest inhabitance (Al Khor Industrial Zone) was, initially, supplying the northern cities in Qatar, but today, it is an active participant in Qatar's National Food Security Programme.

Details:

Tel: +974 44688672 / 3
Location: Northwest of Al Khor - Qatar
Website: http://www.jerrysmeih.com/
Instagram: @jerrysmeih
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jerrysmeih

Seasonal Farmers Markets

Torba Farmers Market

Organic Farms and Markets in Qatar Torba Market
Image credit: Torba Market

The name 'Torba' is derived from Arabic, and can be defined as the pure soil that feeds, nourishes and nurtures'. This is the inspiration the market takes when it comes to selecting the finest locally farmed produce and products in the region.

By creating a whole community around local food, Torba Market promotes and encourages a livelihood for local farmers and enhances food knowledge and culture throughout Qatar. It is an open-air, weekly market that takes place every Thursday and Friday from the months of November to April at the Qatar Foundation Ceremonial Court.

Details:

Location: Qatar Foundation, Ceremonial Court No. 2, Education City, Doha - Qatar
Timings: November to April (Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm and Friday: 8:30 am - 10:30 am; 2 pm - 5 pm)
Tel: +974 3100 8110
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.farmersmarket.qa/
Instagram
: @farmersmarketqa
Facebook:
@farmersmarketqa
Twitter: @farmersmarketqa

Mazrouah Yard Markets

Organic Farms and Markets in Qatar Mazrouah Yard Markets

These markets located at the Al Mazrouah Yard in Umm Salal, Al Shahaniya, Al Khor and Al Wakrah aim to introduce locally produced vegetables, poultry and fresh organic produce straight from Qatar’s farms to your plate. These markets are open from December to April.

What they sell

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Radishes
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Egg plants
  • Beans
  • Gourds
  • Leafy vegetables

Details:

Location: Al Khor; Al Dhakira Yard and Al Wakrah
Timings: December to April (Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 7 am - 5pm)

Have you ever visited these farms or markets? Do you use made in Qatar products? Are you a fan of organic products? Do let us know your thoughts in our Comments section. Like and share the article - it keeps us going!