Torba’s seasonal farmers market is a delight to the people of Qatar every year and this year doesn’t disappoint too. A joint initiative by Qatar Foundation and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Torba is held at the Ceremonial Court at Education City. This cheerful and colourful market attracts thousands of visitors each weekend. The first things you notice as you walk in are the beautifully and neatly spaced-out stalls selling the best local products. This year it is the same market, but with strict social distancing rules.
Are you a lover of everything organic? Find fresh, locally-grown produce in abundance and beautiful flower stalls spread throughout the marketplace.
You can also find artisanal products, baked goods, plant stores, local dates, handmade jewellery and gourmet food here.
In the mood for some hot coffee and some yummy food? Some of the food and beverages options like coffee, lemonade and even your favourite acai bowl or Mexican food can be made to order right at the stalls. Below are some of the stalls selling various things stuff at Torba, but please note that this list is subject to change.
The market also has ample seating which is socially distant from each other. This gives you space to enjoy your meal and take in all the happenings at the market in peace. This is a wonderful place to shop and relax. Over the years, Torba Farmers Market has given local farmers, artisans and new entrepreneurs a beautiful platform to grow and sell their products to the visitors. Bask in the community atmosphere here and thoroughly enjoy the beautiful weather of Qatar during this time of the year at Torba.
The organizers and the volunteers do an excellent job of checking your Ehteraz and temperature before letting you into the farmers market. They also make sure that you wear your masks and maintain social distancing at all times while you’re there. To enjoy the market thoroughly, make sure you are there by 3 pm; as you might not be allowed after that according to their social media updates. A few other points to note is that the market only uses eco-friendly packaging hence it is good to carry your own reusables to reduce further plastic use, there are no wash stations, there is no kids play area this year and to everyone’s delight, dogs are allowed at the market, so do take your furries along!
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