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7 February 2018 01:21 pm

Why Qatar’s Torba Farmers Market is a community with heart

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Based at the Ceremonial Court in Qatar Foundation’s Education City, the Torba Farmers Market offers lots of fantastic locally-grown produce and homemade artisanal products from aspiring cooks in Qatar.

The word ‘Torba’ is derived from Arabic and literally translates to ‘the pure soil that feeds, nourishes, and nurtures.’

The brainchild of Fatma Al-Khater, the market is a community-based project that aims to encourage the health and wellness sector by providing the public with a range of items – from organically-grown vegetables, to vegan crêpes, sugar-free granolas, organic skin-care, and homemade healthy dog-treats, plus lots more!

In partnership with Qatar Foundation, Torba Farmers Market is set in the Ceremonial Court  – a perfect spot with a shaded area and lots of wooden benches for grabbing a cup of freshly-roasted coffee and a sweet, healthy treat from one of the many vendors.

Since opening in November 2017, the market has expanded to offer a small children’s play-area, workshops such as gardening, and live entertainment featuring local musicians.

In this episode of MBG, I head to Torba to see what’s on offer and chat with some of the inspiring people behind-the-scenes of this growing and thriving community-based project.

Torba Farmers Market

Location: Gate 2, Ceremonial Court, Qatar Foundation
Timings: Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                 
              Friday: 8:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.                      
              Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Website: www.farmersmarket.qa 
Instagram: @farmersmarketqa
Facebook: @farmersmarketqa 

Qatar Foundation:

Website: www.qf.org.qa
Instagram: @qatarfoundation

With only a few weeks left before closing for summer, now’s the time to head to Torba and check it out! Have you been yet? If so, drop us a line in the comments below and tell us about your experience! Also, don’t forget to like and share this video!