It was a great day yesterday. We started with dance lessons for Alivia (more on dance places in Bangkok later) and from there we headed to K-Village on Sukhumvit 26 for the monthly Bangkok Farmers Market event.
If you haven’t been to the Bangkok Farmers Market, I can definitely recommend that you check it out. Considering the number of people who were there today I would have to guess that some of you reading this may have already experienced this fun farmers market. It truly was packed from the time we arrived at 11 until we left sometime around 1:30. And when we arrived at 11:00 some of the vendors were already sold out of product (such as Conkey’s Bakery, who ran out of their secret recipe meatballs just as we arrived).
The Bangkok farmers market features predominantly organic products, which are becoming more popular and sought out by the environmentally conscious Bangkokians. Everything from organic fertilizers to natural soaps, organic fruits and veggies, breads and charcuterie, sweets and other delectables are available. They even have something to keep the kiddies entertained with a painting station, ponies (just to feed, not to ride), and a small play area set up.
They also have some live cooking demos, classes on how to make soaps at home, organic gardening classes and live music. It is definitely a good way to spend a few hours, just browsing around and talking to some of the vendors to learn more about the dangers of chemicals in the foods we eat here. And you can even pick up some great treats! We are totally enjoying the raspberry mustard, sourdough bread and cold smoked duck we picked up there. Add a wedge of cheese and a glass of wine and lunch is served.