Monday, November 4, 2013

Qout Market

On Saturday I went with friends to the first large, organized Farmers Market in Kuwait
This market first took shape when it was presented as part of the 2012 Middle East-North Africa Active Citizen Summit, organized by the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL), in partnership with the US State Department. Budour Al-Qassar, along with 60 other young delegates from the MENA region, presented their active citizen projects in Washington DC, and the farmers market was the project she presented. At the end of the summit, the ACYPL gave out small grants to selected participants. They chose one project from each country and the farmer’s market project was chosen from Kuwait.

You can read more about it here.
 We arrived when it first opened and within an hour and a half it became hard to move between the stalls without bumping into someone or being stuck.  
 Which also made it hard to take too many pictures.

 I bought fresh greens, Italian focaccia, and many vegan products that aren't readily available in the market.

 All in all, I thought it was a great success and look forward to the next one on December 7th.
Wishing you health and happiness,

34 comments:

Our Neck of the Woods said...

How awesome! Everything looks so fresh and delicious. It's great that they have some vegan options as well.

Teresa Kasner said...

Wow, I would love to go walking through there and see what you saw. You lucky girl! We're enjoying true fall weather here.. rain and chilly. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Dagmar said...

How wonderful for you to have a market where you live, yours looks like it will be a great success! love your photos Tammy!
Xo

Quinn said...

What a great resource! Always good to see grants supporting something truly useful. And those lush flowers and greens are quite a refreshing contrast to the current color scheme here!

Yvonne said...

Wow, that's great! I love seeing farmers markets.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Quite a challenging initiative and let's hope that it will work each and every time with big turn outs and interest from the people.
It is always nice to get things fresh.
Hugs,
Mariette

Yarni Gras! said...

oh my goodness, that all looks lovely. I want a barrel of lettuce!

Wanda said...

Love the colors in the pictures, so vibrant. Could almost taste those veggies.

Beautiful blues and blacks. Lovely contrast.

Createology said...

Lovely looking farmers market. With so many attending it is easy to see the need to continue. Fun shopping...

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

…italian focaccia…..yummy!!!! ;oD
xxxxx Ale

Susan said...

Oh, Tammy. That looked like so much fun! I'd love to go to that market. So are you a vegan, Tammy? I knew you didn't eat meat but didn't know you were a vegan, (if you are.)

Well, thanks so much for the great photos, too. Have a delightful Tuesday! Susan

Betsy said...

Tammy everything looks so delicious. That fresh produce makes my mouth water! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and I look forward to hearing about the one on the 7th.
Blessings,
Betsy

Melanie said...

I love farmer's markets...all that fresh produce is so wonderful. Unfortunately, now with the cold weather here, no more farmer's markets in my area. Your produce looks so fresh and delicious!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I can just imagine how much you enjoyed the farmer's market and being able to get beautiful items not usually available - food is so important to us all - it's about who we are!
You managed to get some wonderful photos!
Shane

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

The farmer market looked fantastic and the veggies looked wonderful.. I am sure you truly enjoyed it. Hugs Judy

crafty cat corner said...

The salad stuff looks so wonderfully fresh, I think I'd like your market.
Briony
x

girlunwinding said...

it may have been crowded but it looks really well organized. Glad you will be going again.
~Dawn

Little Treasures said...

It must have been a pleasure - the time walking around the market. Whenever I go to different countries I always give myself sufficient time to visit their markets - it' like the soul of the city!

Caterina Giglio said...

yea! and from the looks of it and the crowds, people were ready for a farmers market... I know you will enjoy but sounds like you will have to be an early bird!!

Londoneya said...
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Londoneya said...

Quite a few IG'ers were posting pictures of this event, so I was very interested to see what kind of products were being sold. I love fresh produce and supporting local farmers so this initiative is brilliant. Bon appetite!

Serena Lewis said...

I love browsing markets like that. Great produce too judging by the photos. :)

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Tammy the new market looks wonderful! I really miss not having one nearby-enjoy

Kit said...

Now this looks fantastic! What a fun time you must have had. :) Kit

BECKY said...

Everything is beautiful! The flowers, food, palm trees!

Hindustanka said...

Hi, Tammy! I think that such kind of markets are something to loan from Kuwait, and implement in India. Those veggies look delicious! Have a happy day!

Willow said...

Those greens look so fresh and lovely !
The flowers look so fresh and perky too.

SusanLotus said...

Lovely photos! :)
It´s always exciting taking part of what you´re up to in your corner of the world.

Peace and love!

Anna said...

Nice pictures !
Thanks for your visit !
Have a nice weekend !
Anna

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How wonderful it all looks! Just shows with it being so crowded, that every one loves these kinds of things!

Claudia said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm so glad you now have a Farmer's Market!

xo
Claudia

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Those greens look fantastic!! I always know I can count on your having something mouthwateringly delicious. ;) I way behind, but I hope your creative mojo has found its way home. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Nancy said...

Tammy, loved the market pictures. Someday I hope to experience it in person! May I ask how you handle not wearing a head covering where you are? I didn't really think about it until I saw that picture.

Vicki Boster said...

My goodness- I would imagine that the market was an incredible experience!! I love the photos-- I'm sure you found some interesting things there. I love the photo of you and the little market lady:)
Vicki

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