Seoul Farmers Market, offering a venue for farmers from around the country to gather, is set to open its doors. At the 2019 8th Farmers Market, the public will be able to buy seasonally healthy, agricultural products grown by farmers.
Starting April 13, 2019, Seoul will open the Farmers Market at the Gangdong-gu Urban Agriculture Park, the Deoksugung Stone Wall Path, Gwanghwamun Square, and Malli-dong Plaza every Saturday and Sunday until October, where agricultural specialty products and cultural festivities come together in a single setting. Open hours will be from 10:00 to 18:00.
One hundred and forty-five agricultural specialty products from 75 cities and districts can be purchased at prices 10-30% lower than the market price every Saturday at Malli-dong Plaza and Gangdong-gu Urban Agriculture Park, and every Sunday at Gwanghwamun Square, while Deoksugung Stone Wall Path market will open on a bi-weekly basis.
The Farmers Market will be filled with plenty of attractions and enjoyable sites as part of a project seeking out a new market of urban-rural mutuality through urban and agricultural cooperation. The agricultural specialty products produced from the 75 cities and districts introduced at the Farmers Market are items produced on carefully-selected farms that have been certified and recommended by each autonomous district.
From April to June, programs will be added to animate the Farmers Market, including a rice straw craft workshop, farmers’ secret sauce recipe workshops, seed sharing, spring sprouts market with farm music, spring sprouts salad with music, and potluck events.
There will be other various events in September and October with a corn party featuring farmer guests, cheese-making workshops, and roasted sweet potato sharing, in addition to Chuseok gift booths and other seasonal item booths, adding to the abundance of the Farmers Market.
More information on items, venues, and schedules of the Farmers Market is available at the official website: http://sangsaeng.seoul.go.kr.