Organic Farmer’s Market Dalat
Bees4life happliy announces to be active for bees offline since the beginning of the year 2019.
Offline? What does it even mean?
Well, we understood that it’s nice and all to publish bee-related content and involve people in the online world through Facebook & Instagram.
Still, something was missing.
We wondered, what could we do?
So, getting back to the problem with our insect decline up to 75 % in the last 30 years and the apparent root cause lying in the toxic chemicals of our food production system, we opted for 2 kick-off projects.
Both projects were launched in the beginning of this year 2019 and put in practice with the help and inspiration of many volunteers living or travelling throught the beautiful mountain city of Da Lat, Vietnam.
Organic Farmer’s Market Da Lat
If chemicals in our food production are the problem, then Bees4life should support the farmers who stand up against the use of chemicals. This is what the market organization committee did. For 6 months 4 members of the committee (Eila, Mat, Tuán and Leonie) researched, chatted, visited, interviewed, gathered farmers who grow food without the use of chemical pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and fungicides in the area of Dalat, Vietnam.
Still, we had two more requirements to make it the market of our dreams:
The sales process has to be plastic-free, so no plastic bags or packaging is allowed. And secondly, all products have to be local and from the own production. No third-party products are allowed. Vendors only sell what they produce themselves.
Once we got them altogether, we organized the first market event in February 2019, which was a success. Since then we kept organizing one event every month, growing it bigger and bigger.
Story to be continued….
Find the Facebook page of the Organic Farmer’s Market Dalat here: