Eating the season – organic, local produce from the farmers
My hessian bags are stacked by the door. My alarm is set early even though it’s Friday tomorrow; the Dubai weekend. I’ve waxed lyrical before about the thrill of doing my veg shopping from the people who grow it. For the next six months I’ll take home produce so fresh it scents the kitchen with vibrant aromas and lasts for a week. It’s organic but doesn’t cost the earth in both senses. I’ve got to know the people who grow it and I’m so glad that the Farmers’ Market is back for the new season.
The pictures above show my shopping every single week of the last season from November to May. It reflects our tastes as a family, my instincts as a cook, and what’s available each week. It shows the amazing quality of the organic produce grown in the United Arab Emirates by a bunch of farmers who are utterly convinced that chemical-free agriculture is the way forward.
From tomorrow, I’ll be sharing my weekly haul once again, over on Instagram. I’d love you to join me by using the hashtag #MCPvegstories
UPDATE: LOCALVEG on Instagram is a new place to share your passion for local veg. Whether you grow it yourself, pick it from a farm, buy from a local farmer or market….wherever you are in the world tag your beautiful veg pics #localvegstory. Really excited about this new project which I set up as I believe in buying local – and want to connect with you, if you do too. It’s the freshest, vitamin-packed, most sustainable, lowest food miles, short supply chain, way to a tasty, healthy life!
The Farmers’ Market on the Terrace, Bay Avenue, Business Bay, Dubai. Fridays 8am – 1pm