|Organic Market, organized by Live Organic at RGREP, Leisure Valley, Gurgaon
The day dawned perfect. Cool, breezy and just right for a jaunt down to the local Organic Market, organized by ‘Live Organic’ on Sunday, Sep 18. Increasing health awareness and concern over chemicals in almost everything that touches the body today was reflected in the number of booths setup and the visitors to the market.
Apart from Organic produce by known brands like Morarka’s , Organic India and 24 Letter Mantra ,kiosks were put up by producers of Organic and Natural Skincare, Health supplements, Juices , Herbs & Flowers, Home Decor and even Natural Cooking enthusiasts! Here’s a pictorial walkthrough of some interesting exhibits & experiences.
The market was organized in the lush green lawns of RGREP, a delightful place to visit for kids and adults alike!
|Venue : RGREP,Leisure Valley, SEc 29 , Gurgaon
My first stop! Fuel up, woman! 😉
Organic Mango Shake
Vivacious Ila Lumba owns and runs Laksh Farms ,an all organic farm in Mangar Village,Faridabad.The farm is home to hundreds of species of trees and animals. Laksh Foundation, an offshoot of the farm initiative, runs a school for the village children and a vocational centre for the village women.
For city children, the Foundation offers day/overnight trips to the farm that are educational and a whole lot of fun too!Children get to participate in the workings of an entirely organic farm,including helping out at the dairy,in the fields, at the bio-diesel and vegetable patches and at the vermicomposting pits.They also get an opportunity to interact with and tutor the village children of the Laksh School.Guided tours of the Mangarbani Forest and Mangar Village help children appreciate outdoors and village life. To know more, visit www.lakshfarms.com
Ila Lumba (on the right) from Laksh Farms, with a village woman
The refreshing aroma and this wonderful sight of fresh food being prepared early morning was irressitible!
|Fresh Bajra Roti ,Sarson Saag , Gur @ Rs.80/serving – all organically sourced (Laksh Farms)
With operations in Singapore & India , Societe’ Naturelle brings you a lovely variety of Honey sourced from different Indian regions. Varying in degree of sweetness and taste, each promises a solution to an individua’s unique needs – Forest Honey for weight loss , Sunflower Honey with its rich,icecream like taste – recommended for sportspersons, Mustard Honey as a salad dressing and Litchi Honey for weight gain and as a tonic for kids! They were even producing Coriander honey at a point in time! As per Mr.Preet Singh from the brand – No pesticides.No antibiotics.No preservatives.
With that kinda drool worthy packaging, I’d have honey for breakfast,lunch and dinner!
Wingreens has adopted Mewat , a district in Haryana, wherefrom the organization supports the local farming community in producing organic herbs , which are sold as they are and also in the form of delicious dips and freshly produced, organic herb infused soaps. Their products are scheduled to be on Spencer shelves within 10 days or so. To find more about the organization and their products , go to www.wingreens.in
Wingreens Peppermint and Lemongrass infused, freshly produced , hand made herbal soaps
ITS Organic , with its produce from certified organic farms. The organization is associated with APEDA and NAFED.
For queries, you can reach them at +91-11-43210100/102
Green and more green
The Art of Living promotes a healthy lifestyle through food consumed as per an individual’s unique body constitution. They offer an Ayurvedic Cooking Course with demonstration of correct cooking techniques.Learn to overcome health problems through food !Their next workshop is scheduled from Sep 20-25 2011, from 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm at C-33,Ridgewood Estate,DLF IV. To participate , contact Pallavi at 9810589590
Ayurvedic cooking at its yummiest!
Pallavi talking to kiosk visitors about healthy eating
Manpreet Bajaj of Live Organic , organizers of the Organic Market. Apart from other Natural & Organic products , fresh Organic Vegetables & Fruits are available at the Live Organic shop (address on board below) on Wednesdays and RGREP on Sundays.
My picks from the market!
I tried it with warm water, guess it’s going to taste better with juice!
For some homemade Granola bars, posting recipe soon (subject to it turning out right!)
Have a happy, healthy week ahead!