Karen Anand takes immense pleasure to announce the 50th edition of The Markets. What better city to do this in than Pune where it all started 5 years ago!
The Pune Farmers Market – the first whole foods and lifestyle market started in Dec 2012 with a handful of loyal and devoted professionals, armed with a plateful of enthusiasm and a lot of energy. It’s now in 8 cities in India (Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Goa, Hyderabad and Chennai) with new additions every year.
The first market had just a few local vendors, young entrepreneurs and passionate amateur cooks looking to express themselves, it has over 15000 vendors registered with the market from all over India now. We are proud to say that some of these vendors are now in the best supermarkets and gourmet stores in the country. Others have gone national and have received venture capital funding.
The Markets attract everyone from the local homemaker looking for healthy alternatives, HNI’s, the health conscious, discerning travellers and young people with a new found awareness in food and drink to chefs and restaurateurs looking for alternative sources of produce. What they all have in common is that all of them care about the quality and provenance of the food they eat.
The Markets not only represent the local community but are also fun filled events with cookery demos, cook offs, and kids workshops. It goes on till late evening in most cities so that after some shopping, families can relax and unwind over a glass of wine, listen to some great live music and eat something from a local, often award winning restaurant
The venue is Royal Palms in Koregaon Park, 40,000 sq feet of lawn and will be held over two days – 3rd and 4th February 2018.
Look out for exciting new vendors in the categories of artisanal coffees, teas from some of the best estates in the country, artisanal cheese, natural conserves and sauces, organic honey, nuts and grains, cold pressed juice, home cooks, natural wellness and horticulture. We will also have some mouth watering food on offer from 14 of the city’s award winning restaurants showcasing their signature dishes. For your spiritual needs, local wineries provide us with tastings and wines by the glass. There will also be beer and cocktail bars. On the entertainment front, three live bands will perform including the PFM trio Chris, Mike & Sandra.
When: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February 2018
Where: Royal Palms, Koregaon Park, Pune
Timings: 12pm to 9pm
Karen Anand has been in the forefront of the food scene in India for nearly 30 years. She has written with wit and wisdom on food and travel, anchored TV shows, set up a Gourmet Academy and developed a line of healthy gourmet products. She brings to the table a style with personality and character, a sense of humour coupled with respect, credibility and goodwill built over decades. People in this day and age are becoming more conscious of where their food comes from and why it is as delicious as it is. Her markets are proof of the growing need for a return to a sustainable and natural lifestyle.
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