Central Farmers Market
Time Out says
Environment, health and conscience-friendly produce
Where: Star Ferry Pier, No 7, Central
When: Every Wednesday 12pm-6pm and every Sunday 11am-5pm
Pick up: Okra from Brother So, sweet potato leaves from Ah Hong’s farm or Ceylon spinach from Sister Kau.
Your fruits and veggies don’t have to be flown in daily from Spain to be good for your body and friendly to your taste buds. Get your greens from local organic farmers – yes, they exist – at this market, established in 2007. Not only is their produce excellent, but have a much lower CO2 price tag for Mother Nature as well. Here, you get the chance to hand your cash over to the very same hands that picked the vegetables you’re purchasing. “[Visitors] can ask farmers how the veggies are grown, what is in season or even seek cooking tips,” says a representative from the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, which organises the Sunday market. Besides stocking up on ingredients, you can also buy earth-friendly products and crafts directly from various local artisans. A tip: the Sunday market tends to be larger than the Wednesday one, which is hosted by local organisation SEED. Don’t forget to bring those reusable carrier bags!