HK's Own Organic Farmers Market
Island East Markets
Hong Kong is brimming with glam retail opportunities, but this Sunday, skip the ubiquitous mall shops for a taste of the great Hong Kong countryside at Island East Markets, the city’s largest urban organic farmers market, which debuted just three weeks ago to smashing success.
The brainchild of HK food writer Janice Leung and event director Vincent Poon, the market was a project inspired by New York’s Union Square Greenmarket and Sydney’s Bondi Markets, with a goal to promote locally-crafted, foodie-friendly goods and gifts.
Among the 50 or so stalls in the line-up are fresh, seasonal vegetables and fruits from Au Lau Organic Farm, premium teas from MingCha, handmade arts and crafts from local artisans like soapmakers Bathe to Basics and childrenswear brand Kidinc, flowers from OVO Garden and exciting edibles from Hong Kong bakery Tai Tai Pie Pies.
From wines made in family-owned vineyards to organic beauty products, there are plenty of one-of-a-kind nibbles and gifts up for grabs here. Plus, with live music played by local bands, organic produce cooking demos by top chefs, craft workshops and face-painting for kids, there really is something for everyone. So whether you’re a dedicated locavore, a market aficionado, or just looking for a relaxed and lazy autumn Sunday in Hong Kong, go East!