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Badaro Farmers Market

Badaro Farmers Market is an initiative by The Badaro Urban Farmers, a gathering of individual volunteers promoting environmentally-friendly and community-building actions in Badaro that will result in a green neighborhood with a strong community spirit. We are a group of about 20 volunteers, all committed to build and expand the community. Most of us are living in the neighborhood or around. We are Lebanese, French, Dutch, British, Turkish, etc. and share a common vision about neighborhood-life.

The market is one of our initiatives and concentrates most of our efforts. The goal is to offer Badaro residents an option to buy directly from the producers while promoting a different type of agriculture and supporting small producers all over Lebanon. This direct contact allows producers to educate their customers on the growth and production processes. Visitors can thus support local producers and be sure of the origins of their food.

Diversity of locally-made products is the priority and market products include, depending on the season: fruits and vegetables, honey, zaatar mixes, mouneh, sugar-free jams, micro greens, fresh herbs and wildflowers, bread, beer and cider, essential oils, organic wines and soaps, recycled items such as glasses among other products. Quality of the products is controlled via a Market Charter which also covers the commitments and engagements of both market organizers and producers.

The market invites a local NGO each week to spread awareness about its activities and offers as well activities for the community: a kids' workshop is held every Sunday and we organize game tournaments, workshops, laughter yoga sessions among other activities when we can.