Started in August 2012 on the initiative of Slow Food Bogotá Convivium members, the Colombian capital’s Mercado Agroecológico Campesino is held every Sunday, in the courtyard of the Impact Hub, a co-working space and enterprise incubator.
The market is attended by small-scale agroecological producers who come from within a 140-kilometer radius of the city. They follow principles of sustainability, traceability, fair trade and respect for the environment.
The 10 to 15 producers sell mostly fresh produce, like avocadoes, mangoes, pomegranates, papayas, plantains, vegetables like yacón, wild herbs and eggs, and food products like beer, coffee, chocolate, toasted grains, ceviches, empanadas, hummus and other traditional dishes.
This Earth Market also organizes many cultural and educational activities, like music concerts; film screenings; seminars on issues linked to gastronomy, food production and consumption and agriculture (seeds, agroecology, permaculture); yoga courses; role-playing games and other fun activities for adults and children.
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