Posted on | December 2, 2013 | No Comments
This past Saturday, November 23rd crowds of curious shoppers converged on MTown for Sustainable Shanghai. The Market. launched by Good to China and Eco Design Fair, local environmental organizations in Shanghai. Over the past decade, it’s clear that people have grown increasingly concerned with environmentalism and aware of the impact we have on the planet. As a result, there’s been a great push for ordinary people to effect change by changing their own personal lifestyles. Shanghai is a city that’s just beginning to experience this green wave, but as a result its citizens face many challenges. Good to China and their partners worked to establish the market as a way address these problems, promoting awareness among Shanghai residents about the benefits of living eco conscious lifestyles and connecting consumers with environmentally sustainable businesses in Shanghai.
Visitors to the market on Saturday were greeted with a variety of events and displays. Shoppers looking to buy food for the coming week took their pick of the wide selection of local, organic produce on display by Shanghai farmers. The farmer’s were delighted to answer any questions the visitors had about the food available: non-GM vegetables cultivated on uncontaminated land without the use of any chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or growth hormones. Many visitors said they came away with a feeling of having learned more about food safety, buying local and sustainable farming.
The hungry flocked to Chef’s Corner- hosted by local chefs who demonstrated how to make various delicious, healthy dishes from fresh ingredients. Visitors enjoyed apple, lettuce, pineapple smoothies provided by Vitamix, carrot soup and a spinach garlic sauté cooked by Sprout Lifestyle, tasted coffee from Cambio coffee brewed from hand ground coffee beans and enjoyed a delicious pumpkin soup with caramelized onions and salty spinach cakes made by talented chef, Francesca.
Food wasn’t the only thing available at the Market- there was a good balance between farmers and eco designers. Curious shoppers browsed through the products made by these talented entrepreneurs with environmental sustainability top in mind. The Squirrelz brought messenger bags designed out of overstock nurse scrubs. Kastro Grove provided olive oils and soaps and other vendors sold jams. Parents at the market with their children went to Kids Corner where the kids spent an enjoyable half hour baking cookies. The event was a success and a step towards increasing environmental awareness in Shanghai. The visitors included both foreign and Chinese but the majority were Chinese, who had never experienced a farmer’s market before and had many questions for the designers, farmers and chefs. The market will hopefully spur more events like it in the future as more people become interested in green issues.
Posted on | November 27, 2013 | No Comments
We are very excited to have launched Sustainable Shanghai. The Market. on November 23rd at M Town, Hongqiao metro station. We will be continuing monthly markets starting in February so we were happy to have kicked this last one off with a bang!
Healthy living is a concern for many people in China, so Sustainable Shanghai. The Market. offers a solution; a combination of an organic and natural food market, as well as an environmentally friendly goods market for those who are able to opt for a wholesome lifestyle.
SHOP our wide selection of local, organic, and safe foods: cooked and raw. The best of Shanghai’s eco designers will also be joining us with selling environmentally conscious products of all sorts. EAT at our Chef’s Corner, where local Shanghai chefs demonstrate how to use these seasonal ingredients to make a creative meal. This event is for the entire family, and children will be able to bake cookies at the Kid’s Corner.
Most importantly, we want our event to support rural, sustainable farmers by connecting them to urban lifestyles. We promote clarity in farming practices, reduction in travel distance of fresh and quality produce from farm to the table, and access to quality vegetables and products. We expect that our farmers use safe and environmentally conscious methods to grow delicious food; non-GM vegetables are cultivated on uncontaminated land and they don’t use any chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or growth hormones. Our farmers actively promote “grow local”, “buy local” as well as organic, environmental & social practices. Our hope is to spread awareness about the wealth of organic farming benefits, food safety issues, and further conversations about food systems in Shanghai.
￼￼￼￼￼Sustainable Shanghai. The Market. was held at M Town located on Huaihai West
￼Road and Hongqiao road, Hongqiao Road Station (line 3/4, 10). It is a fashion
￼commercial street, influenced by Shanghai culture and European architecture.
Posted on | June 19, 2013 | No Comments
We have lots of fun and nourishing activities for you this Saturday at The Shanghai Organic Farmers Market. Here is a few details at what’s to come:
The Chefs Corner will have 4 sessions teaching you innovative and healthy ways to use your fresh produce.
10:30-11:00 Healthy Juice with Kimberly from Sprout Lifestyle.
Kimberly is holistic health coach and nutrition consultant and one of the founding duo at Sprout Lifestyle an educational retail space that helps people grow healthy habits through food-focused workshops and events in Shanghai, and a new takeaway café opened May.
11:30-12:00 Creative cooking with Advertising Executive Charinee Chairasmisak
Charinee’s culturally diverse background, from living in Hong Kong, Bangkok and now Shanghai , everything she makes is based on multi flavors and textures.
13:00-13:30 Vegan Veggie Rolls with Vegan Chef Annie Taylor Chen
Annie’s passion for a plant-based diet has lead her to share her information with many people through the Shanghai Veggie Club. Her philosophy: healthy and balanced plant-based diet consists of four major groups: vegetables, fruits, whole grain and legume and to try to include more fresh, organic, and whole foods in your diet.
14:00-14:30 Asian Style Greens Two Ways: Raw and Cooked with Football Star Xie Hui and Model Lauren Wood
Xie Hui is one of China’s most famous and influential football players who has now turned to coaching and has also started the Rangers Football school. XIe Hui’s girlfriend Lauren is a Canadian model with a passion for real food and enjoys growing her own food. Both of their career success has come from an understanding of a proper diet based natural ingredients heavy in fruits and vegetables.
Also join us for The Kids Corner as well as workshops and games that will be running all day long! After the market we will hold a discussion with our farmers about why they chose to go organic, their relationship with their customers and how it has affected both their business and their lives personally.
Posted on | June 11, 2013 | No Comments
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Posted on | June 3, 2013 | No Comments
Looking for a little bit more organic in your life? GoodtoChina is bringing back our favorite farmers to our new market location at M-town for a day of healthy veggies and lots of good eats.
We have invited over 15 organic farmers to come and share their fresh, healthy and seasonal
vegetables with us on June 22, 2013. Come by and meet your farmer face to face, stock up on greens and chow down on good eats from Shanghai’s favorite food vendors. Take a look below at what we have planned this month.
- Composting and planting workshops and games will running for all you green thumbs out there.
- Stick around after the market for discussions with our farmers. 3:30-4:30pm
- Dont forget to pick up your GoodtoChina planters and composers to take home too!
Where & When
June 22nd, 2013 10am to 15pm
M-Town: 666 Huai Hai Xi Lu (near to Hongqiao Road) 200052.
Metro Station: Hongqiao Road Station Line 3/4/10 Exit 3/ 4